The 5 Favorite Star Wars Droids in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Whether you have seen every Star Wars movie, or don’t know who Luke’s father is, you definitely have noticed the hype surrounding Star Wars, especially now that the new franchise has begun. If you’re a fan (and we know you are), you undoubtedly have a favorite Star Wars droid. Users voted on Taste, and here’s who took that top robot spot.

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1. R2-D2
A classic from the original Star wars saga. R2-D2 first stole the hearts of millions in 1977 with the release of A New Hope (originally just named Star Wars). Today, R2-D2 has made (at least) a cameo in every Star Wars movie including Rogue One. The late actor Kenny Baker is well remembered for his operation of the original R2-D2 robot.

2. BB-8 
This cute little droid made it’s first appearance in the Force Awakens. Similar to the R2 series droid, BB-8 is an astromech droid. “Spherical with a free-moving domed head, BB-8 is portrayed by both a rod puppet and a remote-controlled robotic unit.”

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3. K-2SO
“KX-series security droid originally created for use in the Galactic Empire’s armed forces. K-2SO is voiced and portrayed in motion capture by Alan Tudyk in the Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” This honest and humorous droid made us laugh through the entire movie. He will be remembered for his classic line to Jyn Erso: Jyn, I’ll be there for you. Cassian said I had to.

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4. BB-9E

This First Order atromech droid was directly responsible for the capture of Finn and Rose in the Last Jedi. Seen as the anti-BB-8, this droid only further shows the similarities between the ships, crafts, and droid that both the First Order and the Resistance use, as referenced on Canto Bight.

5. C-3PO

Anthony Daniels, the actor that plays C-3PO, is the only actor to have been in every Star Wars movie so far. This Human-Cyborg Relations droid, built by Anakin Skywalker, has been a consistent character through-out the saga. Whether remembered for his nervous jabbering or for his knack for getting into trouble with R2-D2, C-3PO is a classic representation of the original Star Wars we all know and love.

Each week, Taste launches a random weekly category. During the week of January, 22nd, 2018, Taste users voted on their favorite Star Wars Droids. We pull our ranked lists directly from our app. Be sure to stay tuned each week for new weekly categories. Download the Taste app in the app store.

America Voted on their 9 Favorite Ice Cream Flavors

Who doesn’t go crazy over the delicious, cool taste of ice cream. The world deserves to know what ice cream flavors America just can’t live without. From simple and delicious to complex and filled with extras, we’ve got the “scoop” (boo!) on the ice cream flavors that you should add to your shopping list.

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1. Mint Chocolate Chip
Developed in the mid-1970’s, mint chocolate chip lives as a staple in the minds of most American ice cream connoisseurs. Usually with a distinctive Taste and color, Mint Chocolate Chip takes the number one spot for America’s favorite ice cream flavor.

2. Strawberry
A classic blend of fresh strawberries (or strawberry flavoring), cream, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Strawberry ice cream will forever be cherished in the heart of most 12 year olds (and the adults that are 12 at heart). Usually accompanied by a distinctive pink color, Strawberry ice cream is one of the easiest ice cream flavors to identify. And it’s hard to go wrong with ordering Strawberry at your local ice cream stop.

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3. Butter Pecan
On Wikipedia, Butter Pecan is listed as the “third most popular ice cream flavor in the U.S.” Well, America spoke, and sure enough, #3! Enjoy the rich flavor of toasted pecan in this ice cream flavor, primarily popular in the states.

 

4. Cookies & Cream

Malcolm Stogo, an ice cream consultant, claims to have created the flavor in 1976.” The fact that Ice Cream consultants existed in the 70’s is proof that America loves ice cream. Cookies and Cream takes the 4th spot on the Taste App.

5. Cookie Dough

As kids, our who didn’t want to lick the spoon? Take uncooked cookies and through them into ice cream? Brilliant.

6. Rocky Road
Over the years, the Rocky Road recipe has taken many forms, including ingredients such as walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips, and marshmallows. When Rocky Road comes to mind for most, they think of the creamy combination of chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, and nuts.

7. Vanilla
A timeless classic, but delicious none the less. In America, even if people describe you as “vanilla” you can take joy in the fact that you can be what you want to be, even if that means the same comb-over for the last 30 years. Plus, who would say no to free vanilla soft serve?

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8. Coffee
From childhood to adulthood, you too can enjoy coffee in many different forms. Usually including real, ground up coffee or espresso beans, who doesn’t love a little pick-me up with their cone.

9. Peanut Butter Cup
Peanut Butter Cup ice cream is a dangerous recipe for peanutphiles. This ice cream is rich and creamy, and packed with miniature peanut butter cups. Must we say more?

Each week, Taste launches a random weekly category. During the week of January, 15th, 2018, America voted on the Taste App for IOS and choose their favorite ice cream flavor. Disagree with these results, be sure to stay tuned each week for new weekly categories.