Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The home of the (current) hottest attraction in Orlando (Rise of the Resistance), plenty of unique shopping opportunities, and of course, the Milk Stand where you can try both the Green and Blue Milk varieties pictured in the films. While I’ve been to Galaxy’s Edge several times at this point, I’ve never been brave enough to partake in these…interesting…beverages. Quite honestly, the drinks never appeared that appetizing to me and at $8/cup (before adding any alcohol), the price tag was simply too high to take a chance.
UNTIL my friend Jonathan from Hung Up On Theme Parks suggested we do a tandem taste test to see which we prefer (The rumor is that pretty much everyone will like – or at least be able to tolerate – one milk and hate the other). It was his first time seeing the Star Wars area of the park, and I try not to be a party pooper…so I sucked it up, held my nose, and tried these two unique refreshements…
Both drinks are served “frozen” which really means there’s small bits of ice adding an unforgettable, chunky texture to your cup. According to the Disney website, Blue Milk contains “alluring fruity characteristics.” Well, it was certainly the sweeter of the two drinks, but I couldn’t determine what fruit flavors I was supposed to be enjoying.
The initial taste of Blue Milk was actually not that bad. It was even almost pleasant – until the taste evaporated and was replaced by a grainy, medicine-y aftertaste! It reminded me of Flintstones vitamins and kind of made me want to gag. It was disgusting. I did not care for this drink at all.
Jonathan was not as horrified by this drink as I was, though I still wouldn’t say he enjoyed it. Watch our realtime reactions below!
This one went down a little easier – at least for me. When you first sip it, you can both smell and taste a certain earthiness. While the website describes it as having “zippy citrus and tropical characteristics” I didn’t get any citrus hints at all. All I could taste was plants. The initial flavor was a lot like grass and the aftertaste reminded me of dirt (but not in an overly disgusting way). In fact, I first described this drink as “tastes like a potted plant smells,” and I stand by that analysis!
However, I didn’t hate this drink nearly as much as I hated the first. I enjoyed the plant taste, but ultimately I still drank only a few sips. If I’m going to ingest something that tastes that much like grass, it needs to at least be healthy for me. This obviously isn’t.
In contrast, Jonathan HATED this drink almost as much as I hated the Blue Milk. Here’s what we had to say about Green Milk:
Should You Do Your Own Taste Test?
While I didn’t particularly enjoy either milk, this was a fun experience! I’m glad we chose to do this and that we took plenty of video footage to document our reactions. That being said, these drinks are expensive and not very good, so ONLY do this taste test if you are looking for something fun to do with a group of people. I certainly wouldn’t recommend spending the money on these drinks by yourself. With the right group of friends splitting the cost and the sips, this is a worthwhile experience to enhance your visit to Batuu. Request some extra cups (or get ready to share), and film each other trying these traditional Star Wars delicacies!
You can listen to our thoughts about the rest of Galaxy’s Edge and Hollywood Studios on Jonthan’s Hung Up On Theme Parks podcast.