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Foodie Flashback: Space Food Sticks

For some reason I assumed energy bars were an invention of the 90s. However, I just discovered that back in the late 60s, Pillsbury developed "many special foods" for the space race. The first one was called Space Food Sticks and it was a "compact, nutritious, high energy food." And it was apparently good for everyone from astronauts — who strangely have a hole in their helmets for their space food stick to go through — to baseball playing tykes. And hey, it's only 44 calories.

They disappeared for a while, but now they're back in a slightly different format. You can get an entire case for about $30. Now you can blast off into outer space!

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this looks interesting but i wouldn't want to try it.
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
pokemyhontas, your name is so funny! :)
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Spacefood has always been a curiosity of mine.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
popsplenda, I love you, man. *sniff* You're my new bestest friend. *sniggles*
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I wonder what they taste like...
popsplenda popsplenda 9 years
40 is not old you guys! You are young! :) Do you guys think Brad Pitt is old? He's in his 40s. Totally not old. Yum. But it's really all relative. Space Food sticks are delish but yeah Pokemyhontas, I remember them being kinda grainy. Growing up, my grandparents owned a grocery store so we were able to get them long after most stores had taken them off the shelves. A few years ago I was feeling nostalgic and ordered some from eBay. Ew! They were not as good as I remembered.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
tati33 tati33 9 years
:ROTFL: Pokemyhontas
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Fashion Fashion 9 years
OMG - not sure about these but I LOVE astronaut ice cream. ;) xo
tati33 tati33 9 years
omg, cravinsugar me too!! I loved the ice cream and strawberries!! I remember they had they in DC when I went to visit but I used to get them in NY (which is where I grew up) at a space store in lower manhattan..oooh the good times!!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I want to try them Yum, let's order some!
lisabunny lisabunny 9 years
Oh I'm old, gonna be the big 4-0 in December! lol
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
They were softer than a Tootsie Roll, and just a tad grainy, if I remember correctly. lisabunny----so you're old like me?? I thought I was prolly the oldest person on this site! *LOL!!* (I'll tell if YOU tell) :P
lisabunny lisabunny 9 years
I remember those! I think they had this caramel peanut butter one? Something like that. And yes the texure was very tootsie-rollish
Food Food 9 years
I have no idea, but they sort of look like tootsie rolls, don't they?
partysugar partysugar 9 years
But what exactly do they taste like??
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
I remember these! My mom bought them for us when we were kids. YEAH, I'm OLD. No comments from you young whippersnappers or I'll smack you with my geri cane. *snort!!*
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I LOVE SPACE FOOD! I havent tried the sticks, but whenever I am museum hopping I go by the Air and Space Museum (DC) and I get space ice cream, space strawberries, and if they have it, space apples and cinnamon. YUMMMMMMY. haha.
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