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Space Food Sticks-The Final Candy Frontier

Today I was visiting a favorite online candy store, oldtimecandy.com  and came across these blasts from the Apollo program. Seriously, Mom would put these in my lunchbox. These were the prototype of the modern-day energy bar. This was the food the astronauts ate, so it had to be good for us! Made by Pillsbury, they were a smash hit with all of us space-crazed kids.

The foil packaging looked like what a spaceman would carry, and the texture was a cake/tootsie roll hybrid. I remember eating the chocolate ones. There were peanut butter, mint, malt, and caramel flavors, too.

These are now made by Retrofuture Products, and of course, they have a web site. I can’t believe these are still made, or maybe they’re just left over inventory from 1973……

Back in the 70’s, before food labeling, these sounded a lot better than they actually are. They have 130 calories,6g of fat, 12g of sugar and only 3g of protein. If you’re looking for nutrition, you’d be better off eating a hard boiled egg. However, eating Space Food Sticks isn’t about nutrition, it’s about nostalgia. So, mix yourself a big glass of Tang and enjoy!

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About sweetaddict

I'm a crazy, candy-infatuated, blogger who s so happy that you stopped by. This place is dedicated to all of us who always end up in the candy aisle. I'm totally impartial and answer only to my taste buds. I write about all things sweet from candy to baking to ice cream and beyond. Let me know your favorites.

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