• Star Wars Themed Burgers from French Fast Food Chain

      French fast food chain Quick has come up with a quirky culinary tribute to celebrate the release of"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D": A burger with black hamburger buns called, you guessed it, the Darth Vador Burger.



      The Star Wars burgers will debut in Quick restaurants throughout France on Jan. 31, just days before the Feb. 10 release of the movie in the country. According to the Daily Mail, the burgers will only be available until March 1.

      The limited-edition burgers come in three flavors:
      • The Dark Burger -- a homage to the "Phantom Menace" himself, Darth Maul. It's a double cheeseburger on a seeded bun with lettuce and some sort of creamy mayo spread.
      • The Jedi Burger -- a homage to Yoda. It's also a double cheeseburger on what looks like a sourdough bun with the creamy mayo spread and white pellets that look like marshmallows.
      • The Dark Vador -- a homage to iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. It's also a double cheeseburger with a light salad topping, lettuce and tomato. What makes this burger stand out from the other two is its pitch-black bun that seems to go "beyond the hue of pumpernickel into burnt charcoal territory," according to eater.com. However, the logical explanation would be that the bun has been injected with black food coloring.
      While a black bun, marshmallows and a suspect mayo spread might turn some stomachs this year, it's not the first time Quick's promotional material has been questioned.


      (Photo: Mintinbox.net)

      Quick has had a variety of attention-grabbing campaigns in the past. As a Christmas present to its customers in 2010, it served up the Supreme Foie Gras. The duck foie gras-topped delicacy was available for the low, low price of 5 Euros (roughly $6.50).

      The "Star Wars" burgers are only available between Jan. 31 and March 1 but only in France, so book your flight now.

      via ibtimes.com

      Readers: Would you like to try one of these burgers and if so, which one(s)?
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      Comments 9 Comments
      1. Tycho's Avatar
        Tycho -
        I hope the Vador Burger is 100% black angus beef!

        Ya know, followers of the Dark Side are smarter because if the Yoda Jedi Burger has green cheese, it's probably stagnant, rotten.

        If you get a burger like that, you should request a New Order!
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I saw the ad for this a few days ago, and while the black bun of the Vader burger is fascinating, those weird white pellets on the Jedi burger are downright bizarre and have kept me wondering what they could be.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        The stuff on the Jedi burger looks a little bit like cottage cheese (which could be quite good on a burger), but seems too big.

        The red and black buns remind me of taco shells that Taco Bell has had (red for the volcano taco, black for some kind of pepperjack thing). Weird colors aside, they look pretty good.
      1. Lord Malakite's Avatar
        Lord Malakite -
        I could be mistaken, but I think the "white pellets" you guys a referring to as marshmallows and cottage cheese on the Yoda/Jedi burger are in actuality cut up parsnip sticks/cubes.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by Lord Malakite View Post
        I could be mistaken, but I think the "white pellets" you guys a referring to as marshmallows and cottage cheese on the Yoda/Jedi burger are in actuality cut up parsnip sticks/cubes.
        That is the closest thing yet to being likely I've seen, the shape is sharper than marshmallows (yuck) and cottage cheese could recreate. But would anybody actually put parsnips in tiny angled pellets on food, is that a thing that would ever happen? Seems unpleasant on a burger, they still want to do business after this promotion is done, after all.

        I looked into it more, the Christian Science Monitor claims it's diced mozzarella. They are probably right, it does have a cheese-like shape to the sides and edges, angular and more broken than you'd see from sliced parsnips or anything that hard. But mozzarella isn't generally a hard enough cheese to hold that shape, it's too big to be a "crumble", and why exactly would this be a Jedi theme, because it's the "light side"?
      1. Lord Malakite's Avatar
        Lord Malakite -
        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        But would anybody actually put parsnips in tiny angled pellets on food, is that a thing that would ever happen? Seems unpleasant on a burger, they still want to do business after this promotion is done, after all.
        Well, if you notice on the Darth Maul and Darth Vader burgers, there is a layer of lettuce and/or tomato; yet the Yoda burger seems to lack anything that could be called a "veggie layer" other than possibly the mysterious pellets. Parsnips are also sometimes used as a substitution for potatoes for chips/fries as they have a somewhat buttery sweet flavor to them. So it could be like eating a hamburger topped with french fries. There are also a few hamburger/parsnip recipes floating around the internet (though I think the parsnips are mixed into the meat before cooking in those recipes). Just seemed to make more sense in my mind than marshmallows.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I did notice that they were lacking salad stuff, but the only parsnip hamburger recipes I found were using parsnips as part of a cooked amalgamation to REPLACE the beef, not top it. Because uncooked parsnips are very hard, it'd be like eating a mouthful of gravel, and cooked parsnips at this size would break down a little and become porous.

        There was no doubt in my mind that it wasn't marshmallows though, that you are dead-on about.

        Anyway, it's definitely cheese when you look at the larger photo of it. So Yoda doesn't eat vegetables, seems unlikely.
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        It is France. They eat some stuff that most American palates would consider "weird."
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
        It is France. They eat some stuff that most American palates would consider "weird."
        I'm referring to mouth-feel though, it wouldn't feel good to eat jagged little hard things on a burger.
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