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(SpaceFoodSticks)   Space Food Sticks are back   ( divider line
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4974 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Mar 2002 at 1:25 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-26 01:27:47 PM  
2002-03-26 01:27:54 PM  
is it just me, or does this just sound nasty
2002-03-26 01:28:06 PM  
Gee, I remember these the last time I ate them when they were called Granola Bars.
2002-03-26 01:28:07 PM  
EW, has anybody ever tried that crap? The ice cream is the worst.
2002-03-26 01:28:32 PM  
God help us all.
2002-03-26 01:28:36 PM  
They didn't even call while they were gone.
2002-03-26 01:30:38 PM  
I bought some Quisp cereal last year thanks to the Internet.
I don't remember Space Food Sticks, though.
2002-03-26 01:31:04 PM  
mm..I'm getting the Tang ready
2002-03-26 01:31:18 PM  
I can't can't wait for Tandoori Chicken and Rib Eye flavors.
2002-03-26 01:31:37 PM  
[image from too old to be available]There's something seriously wrong with this....
2002-03-26 01:32:31 PM  
Not Granola bars, and they are horrible.

They actually fed the astronauts these things and released them to the public during the 60s. Ah, the 60s, we were going to the moon, see where that went.
2002-03-26 01:32:41 PM  
Actually I was wrong, these are the things that come out of those pressing machines at any given sewage treatment plant. I remember these the last time I didn't try them when they were caleed Raw Composted Sewage Bars.
2002-03-26 01:32:42 PM  
those are so disgusting
2002-03-26 01:33:12 PM  
I thought for sure they had amnesia, had remarried and were living in Florida.
2002-03-26 01:33:12 PM  
Space food sticks are PEOPLE!!!
/soylent green
2002-03-26 01:34:32 PM  
Soylent Gree is another one of those movies I've never seen. I wonder how it ends?
2002-03-26 01:34:47 PM  
these things rule
2002-03-26 01:35:38 PM  
Pass the Tang!
Artificial food products ROCK!
2002-03-26 01:37:34 PM  
When I was little, my Grandma used to let me eat these things and drink Tang while wearing a football helmet that she turned into a "space" helmet during supper.
2002-03-26 01:38:57 PM  
Had one when I was five. Took a bite. Puked immediately on the carpet.

I thought Aussies were more together than this; they kept these freaking things alive for 30 years???
2002-03-26 01:39:00 PM  
Space Food Sticks are people
2002-03-26 01:39:23 PM  
Are these like the Space Cakes you can buy in Amsterdam?
Damn, but those were tasty.
2002-03-26 01:45:48 PM  
Drew: but if they were animals, PETA would have something to say about that.
2002-03-26 01:47:07 PM  
Astronauts get all the tang they can handle.
2002-03-26 01:48:34 PM  
I actually liked the freeze dried ice cream thingys.
2002-03-26 01:52:48 PM  
You think this is disgusting, try vegamite
2002-03-26 01:54:10 PM  
Mmmmm... Sticklicious
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2002-03-26 01:55:49 PM  
I liked the peanut butter flavor... dayum. What's next, Cocoa Pebbles? Oh wait...
2002-03-26 01:56:20 PM  
I'm one of the old Farkers who actually ate these things when they came out.

Nothing better for breakfast than a space food stick, some Quake cereal, and a big glass of Chocolate Fudge Instant Breakfast. instant sugar shock

i feel like grampa simpson
2002-03-26 01:59:13 PM  
no worse than MRE's. Now those things will make you kill just to get back home and eat real food.
2002-03-26 02:06:17 PM  
What do they taste like?

Notice they never really answer that question:

Remember that unique, chewy Space Food Stick texture? This is it: the original you've craved all these years. The first bite says it all--it's tasty, wholesome yet somehow unclassifiable. There's nothing quite like a Space Food Stick.

Yeah, sounds great, sign me up...

Jeez, Albo, when were you born, nineteen-dickety-two?
2002-03-26 02:07:46 PM  
Awesome !!! Now I can send a case of Space Food Sticks to Farrakhan as a going away present.
2002-03-26 02:18:05 PM  
Piggywiz: Yes, i am so old that i actually ate food products that no longer exist...i probably have butt klingons older than you.

"We tied onions to our belt, as it was the style at the time."
2002-03-26 02:19:43 PM  
and as i remember, in the misty recesses of my mind, space food sticks tasted like tootsie rolls, although not as chewy or as good.
2002-03-26 02:23:13 PM  
They tasted like a tootsie roll with extra added fiber that's good for ya!!!

Ahhh, the days when the USA was ahead of the Japaneese in snack food technology.
2002-03-26 02:36:45 PM  
I remember these things really well. I was an astronaut worshipper as a kid and naturally I'd get my mom to buy them and pretend I was working for NASA.

Optikeye is right, they were like a tootsie roll, only a little less chewy and grittier. Not particularly flavorful, but still a memorable food from my childhood.
Ant [TotalFark]
2002-03-26 02:48:11 PM  
Who made these in the 70s?

I used to love these things, not because they tasted good or anything like that, but because I wanted to be an astronaut
2002-03-26 02:50:11 PM  
Pocky sticks are better than this space food crap.
2002-03-26 03:00:21 PM  
what the hell is a pocky?

and if they were so good why did they go away?
2002-03-26 03:08:38 PM goo........*munch munch.*
Ant [TotalFark]
2002-03-26 03:08:51 PM  
what the hell is a pocky?

and if they were so good why did they go away?

This is pocky. It never went away
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2002-03-26 03:16:37 PM  
But Pocky (and Men's Pocky) are mere candy, we're talking about Space Food here.
2002-03-26 03:20:40 PM  
Ant and Josh have it down.
I got a Space Pen just like the Astronauts used for my birthday. It was pressurized and you could write holding a notebook up while lying on your back. This was obvious proof that I could also use it in zero gravity when I blasted off into space.
I carried that pen everywhere! Whenever I needed to use it, I had to get on the ground and lie on my back.
Pocky sticks were fine if you were working at mission control, but an astronaut has to prepare for the uncertainties that SPACE would offer!
But when I got a little older I wanted to be a James Bond kind of Spy!
2002-03-26 03:46:36 PM  
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2002-03-26 03:52:12 PM  
Never tried these things before, but I will when they're available in stores again.

Has anyone else tried that Astronaut Food that they sell in the gift shops in NASA? Dehydrated strawberries, or that weird, wonderful dehydrated ice cream... It was kind of powdery and flaky, but it was good.
2002-03-26 03:54:15 PM  
Hold on a sec - I think I can get a consensus on this. Don't think 'Tootsie roll' - too tasty. Think a plant stem made of 'Ovaltine'.
2002-03-26 04:38:54 PM  
You'll never be an astronaut with an attitude like that.
2002-03-26 04:42:04 PM  
In a related story, "Space-air-sickness-bags" are back!
2002-03-26 05:14:08 PM  
We never stopped making them? I've not seen them in my local Safeway.. I do remember the caramel flavoured ones.. they weren't too bad, but then again, I was only about 7 years old at the time. I used to put cheezels in my vegemite sandwiches and make smiley faces with them... I had no sense.
2002-03-26 05:27:41 PM  
Sos: Glad I wasn't the first to make the refrence to the Simpsons....not sure of the quote but the episode where homer meets his mother and gets the care package. Yeah, there were Space Food Sticks in them (though I seem to think Homer called them Space Man Sticks for some reaoson).
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