'Star Wars' Fans Will Soon Be Able to Drink Blue Milk at Home

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Star Wars fans are probably familiar with blue milk. The strange-colored beverage made its debut back in 1977 in the first-ever film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and is found in the universe's Outer Rim on planets like Tatooine. Visitors to Disney theme parks were able to try it themselves, but now, you can taste some of that sweet blue nectar in your own home.

Lucasfilm announced a range of new merchandise fans can buy all month long as part of its "Imperial March" promotion. It includes, among other things, action figures, clothes, jewelry, and of course the milk in question. Lucasfilm partnered with milk brand TruMoo to develop and sell its Star Wars TruMoo Blue Milk by Dairy Farmers of America. Described in a statement as a "delicious vanilla-flavored milk," it will be available in grocery stores nationwide starting April 17.

Up until now, Star Wars fans have been able to taste something similar at the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge areas of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. But unlike this forthcoming release, it isn't actually milk, but a smoothie of sorts available in the traditional blue as well as green, similar to the milk Skywalker drinks in The Last Jedi. 

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the '70s films and reappears in The Last Jedi, spoke back in 2021 about how unappetizing the original liquid was and how much better the green counterpart tastes.

"Blue was 'long-life milk' meant for camping trips that needed no refrigeration: warm, sweet, and oily," he wrote. "Green 'milk' was non-dairy coconut water dyed that color in post-production: cool, tasty, and refreshing."

While the drink offered at Disney parks is a sort of juice concoction, the new blue milk is a full-fledged dairy option ready for your morning coffee and cereal. Hopefully the purported vanilla flavor will mask the taste of the dye and any other ingredients in the milk.