Inexperienced and Blue Milk are specialty drinks in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, and at Disneyland that are available each non-alcoholic and alcoholic varieties. On this publish, we’ll assessment this divisive drink, debate the way it compares to Harry Potter’s Butterbeer, Eating Plan data, and our advisable method with the Milk Stand in Star Wars Land.
By now, you’ve most likely heard quite a bit about Inexperienced and Blue Milk. Maybe you’ve even tried one or each your self. Everybody who has tried these drinks appears to have a really sturdy opinion, with many being fairly adverse. When you have but to attempt Inexperienced or Blue Milk, perhaps you’ve already made your thoughts as much as attempt, or not attempt, it based mostly upon others’ suggestions.
I went into my Inexperienced and Blue Milk expertise completely uninformed, and with my opinion untainted by prior reviewers or some other suggestions from mates. Principally, all I knew was what the Disney Parks Weblog had shared, that they’re fruit-flavored frozen drinks which can be non-dairy and plant-based, made with coconut and rice milks.
My first Blue Milk and Inexperienced Milk expertise really got here on the grand opening social gathering for Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, when an limitless provide of each was free ‘on faucet.’ (I say this to not boast, however to reveal that my preliminary impressions have been additionally unencumbered by the worth.)
My aim for the night was principally to wander round on my own and take images of the cool searchlights arrange for the occasion, however I additionally made frequent stops for Ronto Wraps and Blue Milk. My preliminary response, to borrow a dated reference (or is it now a traditional line?) from Frank the Tank, was “as quickly because it hits your lips, it’s so good!”
Over the course of the night time, I drank the equal of 6-Eight full-size cups of Inexperienced and Blue Milk (which is greater than anybody ought to have of this sugary beverage, however I couldn’t assist myself). I completely beloved it. There was one thing about each the consistency and creamy, fruity taste that hit the spot for me.
It wasn’t till the top of the night time after I met up with some mates that I spotted not everyone seems to be a fan. After I shared my opinion that the stuff is wonderful, I discovered that the consensus amongst actually everybody else within the group was that each varieties are disgusting. All of them likened Inexperienced and Blue Milk to a wide range of disparate issues which can be all objectively nasty.
In subsequent visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge post-opening with Sarah and mates, I discovered the suggestions from Inexperienced and Blue Milk style exams to be decidedly blended. My completely unscientific outcomes are that about 50% of individuals hate it, 20% are detached, and 30% find it irresistible.
I’ve to confess that after I needed to pay for Blue Milk myself, I used to be far much less enamored with the stuff. When it comes to worth for cash, there’s no method to justify the $Eight price ticket. Thoughts you, I nonetheless actually take pleasure in it, however $Eight is a troublesome capsule to swallow. At that worth, it’s a one-and-done novelty for me.
Subsequent, Inexperienced & Blue Milk v. Butterbeer. The last word showdown. On this battle royale between Disney and Common, TWO THEME PARK DRINKS ENTER, AND ONLY ONE WILL LEAVE. Okay, probably not. Simply as we in contrast Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Wizarding of World of Harry Potter in our full assessment of Disney’s new land, we’re doing the identical right here–for enjoyable, not due to a foolish, faux-rivalry.
Furthermore, that is really related as a result of Disney has clearly been attempting to give you its personal reply to Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Butterbeer for the higher a part of the final decade. Up to now, to no avail. First there was Purple’s Apple Freeze in Automobiles Land, adopted by LeFou’s Brew in New Fantasyland. We’ve seen quite a lot of different drinks come and go, with “Alcoholic Dole Whip” being the one factor that has actually caught–and that’s not precisely distinctive to Disney.
Now there’s Inexperienced Milk and Blue Milk. Very like Butterbeer had natural enchantment because of its inclusion within the Harry Potter books, many Star Wars followers have needed to style Blue Milk since seeing Luke Skywalker drink a glass in Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. (I’m unsure the identical “fan demand” exists for the Inexperienced Milk that Luke squeezed from a thala-sirens in Star Wars: The Final Jedi.)
That is clearly a Disney fan web site, however let’s not child ourselves right here. Butterbeer isn’t just iconic; it’s addictively good. It’s a drink I actively crave and is a must-buy each time we’re at Common. It’s the stuff of legends, and nothing hits the spot fairly like Frozen Butterbeer (my private favourite selection) on a scorching and humid afternoon in Orlando.
Whereas I’m a fan of Blue Milk, and discover each its texture and creamy high quality vaguely much like Frozen Butterbeer, I don’t assume the Star Wars Land drink measures as much as any of the three sorts of Butterbeer. Furthermore, the overall park-going public as an entire is just not going to be on board with the drinks of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to just about the identical extent.
Butterbeer is among the best culinary concoctions in theme park historical past. In case you don’t prefer it, that’s on you. (As with all issues subjective, it’s arduous to say “you’re improper” should you don’t like Butterbeer, however that is mainly the equal of disliking Citizen Kane, Catch-22, or Terminator 2.)
In contrast, Blue Milk and Inexperienced Milk are extra ‘acquired style’ type of drinks. Some folks will love them, some will hate them. However I believe we will all agree that they’re not as universally beloved. Who is aware of, perhaps Disney will lastly have it’s reply with some type of “beetle juice” served at Ant Man’s micro-brewery in Tremendous Hero Land.
Transferring on, we most likely ought to’ve described the style of those drinks earlier than leaping into the assessment and comparability. The issue is that articulating the flavors of Inexperienced and Blue Milk is a idiot’s errand. Formally, Blue Milk is flavored with dragon fruit, pineapple, lime, and watermelon. Inexperienced Milk is a citrus drink that includes mandarin orange, ardour fruit, grapefruit, and orange blossom. You’d be hard-pressed to discern the precise fruits by tasting the drinks, although.
For me, the citrus flavors of Inexperienced Milk are obvious, and I may inform there’s orange juice (or not less than orange taste) in there someplace. Alternatively, Blue Milk is extra like a fruit punch (the type that might’ve been crimson coloured again within the day). Nonetheless, the fruity taste profiles of every are relatively muted as a result of coconut and rice milk. There’s additionally what we’ll name a floral essence to every.
In case you ask 10 completely different folks to explain the flavour of those drinks, you’ll get 10 completely different solutions, making that considerably of an train in futility. However, I’d liken Blue Milk to a creamy, frozen Blue Hawaiian. In actual fact, there’s a Blue Hawaiian cream soda I actually like that’s comparable when it comes to taste. The large distinction right here is this isn’t carbonated, and it has a thicker, creamy-but-textured consistency.
As for Inexperienced Milk, I’d liken that to an Ecto Cooler blended with an uncarbonated coconut cream drink. Inexperienced Milk would positively be Slimer’s drink of alternative in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and I likewise discovered it to “work” fairly effectively. With that mentioned, I’m positively much less captivated with Inexperienced Milk.
Simply as attempting to explain the style of those Star Wars Land milks is a idiot’s errand, attempting to establish whether or not or which to order based mostly upon a assessment is pretty pointless.
For what it’s value, Sarah favored the consistency of Inexperienced and Blue Milk, however discovered the flavors of each to be too synthetic for her. She actually loved a pair sips of every, however wouldn’t get them organized once more–nor would she be capable of end a full cup of both one. Her response and ideas on the drinks completely differed from mine. (Once more, 10 descriptions, 10 solutions.)
Due to this, what we’d advocate is to begin by sharing. Dropping $30+ for four cups of these items is a harmful and probably devastating proposition.
Regardless of how giant your social gathering, order one in every of every. Maybe each Inexperienced Milk and Blue Milk shall be hits with everybody. Perhaps you’ll all solely like one or the opposite, or perhaps you’ll hate each. It doesn’t matter what the result, you’ll be able to then decide whether or not it’s value dropping more cash on, or should you’re content material with having tried it, gotten your images for Instagram, and are prepared to maneuver on.
One other various, and this works particularly effectively for many who don’t drink, is to order the Blue Bantha at Oga’s Cantina, which is non-alcoholic Blue Milk. (Learn our full Oga’s Cantina Evaluate for extra on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge bar & lounge.)
The Blue Bantha presentation is superior to the Milk Stand model, and the smoother consistency can be arguably higher. It’s a bit dearer, however there’s additionally a scrumptious thick cookie atop the drink, making for even higher Instagram images, too.
After the preliminary hype of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge dies down, we wouldn’t be stunned to see Blue Milk and Inexperienced Milk added to the Disney Eating Plan as snack credit. Whereas these are costly so far as DDP snacks go, they’re solely priced this excessive as a result of they’re a novelty that shall be a “must-have” for a lot of company. The precise price of constructing them might be decrease than a cupcake or different, cheaper snack.
Visitors utilizing the Disney Eating Plan looks as if the almost definitely approach Walt Disney World will maintain demand for Blue and Inexperienced Milk as soon as the novelty wears off. In different phrases, should you can wait a yr to attempt it, don’t be stunned should you see Inexperienced and Blue Milk added to the Disney Eating Plan as snack credit someday in 2020.
General, we do assume it’s value attempting each Blue Milk and Inexperienced Milk. Perhaps you’ll find yourself loving it, like I did. Perhaps you gained’t. Given the very completely different nature of those drinks, it’s robust to guess upfront the way you’ll react to them. On the very least, it’s one thing to say you’ve tried, and enjoyable to style check them and see what your reactions are to the alien flavors. It’s type of like Membership Cool…however with an exorbitant price ticket!
In case you’re planning on visiting the brand new land, you’ll additionally need to learn our Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Information. This covers a variety of subjects from fundamentals in regards to the land and its location, to strategically selecting a lodge to your keep, advisable technique for the land, and how you can beat the crowds. It’s a very good primer for this big addition. As for planning the remainder of your journey, we’ve got a complete Disneyland Trip Planning Information in addition to a radical Walt Disney World Planning Information.
Have you ever tried Inexperienced Milk or Blue Milk? What are your ‘tasting notes’ from every of those drinks? Which did you favor? Are you going to be the ‘oddball’ (no offense) who prefers Blue Milk to Butterbeer?! Do you agree or disagree with our evaluation and advice? Any questions? Listening to your suggestions—even whenever you disagree with us—is each attention-grabbing to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas under within the feedback!