- "The lack of sleep, the depression, and the fact that I hadn't eaten anything other than some cheese curls in the last 18 hours contributed greatly to my failing mental state."
- ―Darth Vader, writing in his diary
Cheese curls were a type of food made with cheese that was edible to Humans. Sometime between 0 ABY and 3 ABY, the Human Sith Lord Darth Vader ate only cheese curls in the eighteen hours prior to the night of his birthday. Vader experienced a deterioration in his mental state that night, as none of his stormtroopers had remembered the occasion. When writing about the incident in his diary, the Sith Lord partially attributed his failing mental state to having only eaten cheese curls, along with a lack of sleep and depression.
Behind the scenes
Notes and references
- "Lunch Break" — Star Wars Tales 16
- "Lunch Break" takes place in between when Darth Vader learns of Luke Skywalker's name and their duel on Cloud City. The former event occurs in Vader's Quest 1, which takes place zero years after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and corresponds to 0 ABY, per The New Essential Chronology. The New Essential Chronology also dates the duel on Cloud City to 3 ABY. Therefore, "Lunch Break" must have taken place in between those two years.