The Star Wars film juggernaut has always been a source of promotional products, coveted by children and hoarded collectors. Now, with the release of the franchise's latest installment, The Force Awakens, the branding push extends well beyond miniature robots and Lego speeders and into the grocery store. Here, now, are the most unnecessary Star War items to hit the food and beverage world this year.
11. Flavored Water
It's not clear what water has to do with Star Wars, but these specialty squeeze bottles come in lemon, apple, and strawberry flavors.
Perhaps by eating these Star Wars Cheerios your child will spontaneously turn into a stormtrooper. The box also come with a 3D pencil topper.
9. Multifruit Soft Drink
This sugary drink also comes with a prize hidden inside a bizarre floating egg.
8. Frozen Chicken Nuggets
If you're thinking these chicken nuggets come in the shape of your favorite character from a galaxy far, far away, think again. However, the labeling is all about getting your Star Wars dollars.
7. Vitamin Gummies
The force is strong with these Vader multi-vitamins.
6. Coffee-Mate Creamer
Chewbacca and Darth Vader don the outside of these Nestlé Coffee-Mate creamers.
1.5% milk appears to be the only choice available in a Star Wars theme.
4. Chicken Frankfurter Snack
As if skewered by a saucy red lightsaber, these unappetizing chicken dogs come stuffed with ketchup.
3. Super Sweet Canned Corn
BB-8 may make this can slightly more adorable, but it's still a container of corn.
2. Chicken Cold Cuts
Unless this meat was sliced by a jedi, Star Wars has has no business being on its packaging.
1. Foie Gras
The Dark Side apparently has a taste for duck liver.
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