Yoda – Jedi Master…Chocolate Baron?
March 25, 2007
Min and I were out grocery shopping the other day when we passed something that immediately caught our eyes. There on the shelf, tucked in with other gourmet candy bars was Dagoba brand chocolate bars. We both looked at each other and without skipping a beat, Min looked me in the eye and said, “I didn’t know Yoda made chocolate!”. We had a good laugh and decided that we should share our discovery with the geekverse.
Its obvious that the brand isn’t intentionally playing off our love of the little green fuzzy one. The wrapper explains that Dagoba is a Sandskrit name meaning “temple of the gods”. Lucas must have used this as inspiration for the fictitous home planet of the über-powerful Jedi Master. George slaps an “h” onto the name and all of a sudden millions of Star Wars fans have a new piece of trivia to share at conventions. You can thank me later.
Regardless of where the name came from, all Min and I could think to ourselves as we later munched was, “Yummie, this chocolate bar is!”