Prompted by a recent comment in chat from the greatly esteemed ♦TimPost, we know that they have a wide variety of foodstuff in the Star Wars Galaxy, but do we have any canon in-universe confirmations that they have butter?

butter sculpture of Yoda

For reference, I'm aware that they have blue milk (that could theoretically be churned into butter) and that in the SW:III Script, Obi Wan cuts through droids

as if they were made of butter

Note also that the Wookieepedia article on butter doesn't appear to contain any canon sources, only outdated EU novels and comics.

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    Are we restricted to dairy butter, or are nut and seed butters fair game, too? For the purposes of describing the ease of slicing through droids, nut butters work equally well.
    – Praxis
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 16:25
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    That's true, you cannot slice through UK-made peanut butter easily.
    – Praxis
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 16:50
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    @Richard Which do you reckon is easier to slice through: peanut butter or droids?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 22:11
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    @randal'thor - About the same, unless you've left it in the fridge overnight. In which case, the droids.
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 22:21
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    I’m not sure whether I’m more surprised that someone asked whether butter exists in Star Wars, or that the question is a duplicate. Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 13:43

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Yes, they do.

In the new canon novel Tarkin, we find the following passage:

Teller nodded. “Burned through the pirates’ armor like a knife through butter and blew the ship apart.” He turned to point to toggles on the control console. “Same system here.

This would seem to indicate that not only is butter found in the Star Wars galaxy but that it's a common enough substance that it's used as a metaphor for something easy to cut through.

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    Congratulations - this is post no. 100000 on SFF! :-D
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 12:46
  • Also a metaphorical reference in "Aftermath". Reference to consumable 'nut butter' in "Heir to the Jedi"
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 16:46
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    @NKCampbell - I wanted to avoid references by the omniscient narrator.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 16:53
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    @NKCampbell - It heavily depends on the book. As far as the novelisations are concerned, the narrator is omniscient but seems to be firmly embedded into the SW universe.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 17:13
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    @DCOPTimDowd - There are mentions of blue milk and blue milk cheese. Where you get cheese you get butter.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 30, 2017 at 19:14

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