I can remember the rack in the back of Doolittle's
Market in Waterford, PA where these were sold. Remember it as though
it were yesterday. Mom used to only allow them one or two a day, but I
would always sneak or talk here into one (or maybe two more). I would
love it if they were brought back so I could show my kids a great
snack of yesteryear that beats the pants off any fruit roll-up these
days! Please bring them back!!!
I was just telling my kids about these last week. They
were my favorite snack. I thought I was the only one who felt this
way. Too cool!
Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only person that
remembered these! Everyone I ask looks at me like I'm making it up.
--Paso Robles, CA
Space Food Sticks were considered a delicacy in my
family! We loved packing them in our lunches as kids and used to fight
I remember Space Food sticks as the "food of the
--Mount Prospect, IL
OH my gosh! Space Sticks were the best. I remember
sitting in the back of my Grandma's Wagoneer (probably listening to
Roger Miller or Neil Diamond) eating Space Sticks! But only the peanut
butter kind...those were the best!
I remember my Uncle Bill who worked for Whirlpool Corp. back in the
days of the Apollo Moon Missions buying us Space food sticks and
bringing home food cubes and those weird bagged Tang packets. I
thought I was becoming part of the Space Race too!
I remember rolling them into a ball before eating
Ahh...the memory. Space Food Sticks were by far my favorite snack. I
seem to recall the chocolate and peanut butter ones the most. I have
been searching for that flavor/texture combination for a long time. I
still have not found an equal. I now have kids 3 and 1. I want them to
have the memories of Space Food Sticks that I have. For some reason
these things are one of my most vivid memories of growing up.
My sister and I used to steal the whole box from the cupboard, hide in
her closet and split them up - then eat every last one in the dark!
My grandma used to buy them for me. She always had
them when i would go stay with her.
When I was a kid and we went grocery shopping Mom always had to buy me
these. The box wouldn't make it home before I had it open and half
--Ft Bliss, TX
My parents have told me about these!
Necessary in 5th grade for my lunch from home...I
wouldn't leave home without them.
My father has often recounted the story of one phase in my dietary
history: I would eat nothing but pretzels, potato chips, carrots and
Space Food Sticks. I was born in 1970, so I have to assume this would
be around the time I was 2 or 3 years old. I still remember the shiny
foil wrapper, the distinctive peanut-butter smell, texture and taste.
None of my friends recall them - I'm so glad I found your website!
I was just thinking of these the other day and
wondering where the heck they went. Thought they sounded good to eat
again and introduce to my 9 year old daughter.
It was the only thing I looked forward to in my lunchbox!
Growing up in the "space age" I remember
tasting the chocolate ones. They were good.
My memory of Space Food Sticks is the day they came on
the market. I watched the moon landing and like so many others was in
awe that we could do such a thing. When I saw the space sticks I
remember buying dozens of them with the dream of myself being able to
go into space someday. I gave some to my dad who was in the military
and they made their way around the world.
Space food sticks in the morning space food sticks at
noon and space food sticks at night
I miss them a lot and am looking to buy some for me and
my sister. I heard they may be made in Australia now?? If so, are they
I remember eating them as a kid. My mom always kept a
variety of flavors on hand, and when I got home from school, the first
thing I would do is grab 3 or 4 Space Food Sticks before anyone else
got home. They were the best!!!
--Virginia Beach, VA
I REMEMBER EATTING THEM AS A SMALL KID AND LOVING
THEM. WE DIDN'T HAVE MANY SWEETS ALLOWED TO US KIDS SO THESE WERE AN
ABSOLUTE TREAT!--LESLIE, MI
I remember them from the 60's & I'd love to try
some nostalgia again!
Loved them. My mom always stocked our camper with them
--Benton Harbor, MI
I just loved them as a kid... my mom used to put them
in my mom lunches for school...they were great.. bring them back...
Love Them and This Great Site
My brother and I used to pretend we were astronauts while camped out
in the backyard on summer nights. We ate them and washed 'em down with
Tang and felt totally cool.
I remember so fondly the times I ate them. I felt as though I related
to all the many great astronauts. The many trips to Kennedy Space
Center just have the tears flowing. Who could resist the temptations
of that delicious chocolate flavored Space Food Stick? Certainly not
I remember these being advertised...space food was the
most fascinating thing on the planet! Think about it...we went from
difficulty in preserving food at all to putting it into a TUBE to go
to space...all within a century!
The whoosh of opening that magical silver pouch and then pushing,
pushing it out and in. Thanks for reminding me.
--San Francisco, California
Great taste all three of my sisters loved them we have been looking
Oh please bring them back. my daughter just wrote a paper on the
product that has been off the market for her college project. i would
love to see them again. i think about them quite a bit-almost longing
I'd eat piles of them in the old days after school.
They were heavenly morsels.
They were great - I haven't found anything before or
since with the same consistency - yum! I so loved those things - they
were fabulous in a totally fake way
I remember as a lad of 7 when my parents would withhold space food
sticks from me until I mowed the lawn. I loved space sticks so much
that I woke up each night at 3am and mowed the lawn so I fulfilled my
parent's requirement AND was able to watch the Banana Splits at 3pm,
like I wanted to.
1977 I was in Cub scouts, my mom would send Food
Sticks with me on hiking trips. They were awesome. Now i am 35 years
old and I miss them.--Morganville, WV
I remember tucking a few sticks into my pocket
(chocolate was my favorite) and taking off for worlds unknown. I
remember dipping them in coffee (this was great with all flavors) and
slowly biting off a tiny piece and letting it melt on my tongue. They
were better than Tootsie Rolls, that is for sure.
OMG...everyday in my lunch...and now it seems that no
one remembers them...
I miss these SO much!!! A huge part of my childhood!! I remember
eating them a couple of times but I always felt that the shape and
texture of this food was unique and special; and they tasted great!
I can remember my mother going to the Navy commissary
and buying them for me and my younger sister. I would get so excited
when she got home and would have both the chocolate and the peanut
butter flavors. I would take one of each and twist them together and
eat them just like that. I sure do miss those things!
I have never actually had a Space Food Stick--my mother wouldn't have
bought them for me anyway, but...I do remember things of this ilk
(like Tang) that were around in my early childhood, and I do remember
seeing films of astronauts eating strange things like food from tubes
and funny little Capri Sun-like packages. If they had something like
them, I'd try them just for the novelty of it. The four-year old in my
head says 'gimme gimme' about such things to this day. Why not the
--Lemon Grove Ca
My siblings and I used to eat theses all of the time.
I have been trying to find out the name for years.
My Mom loved them as much as I did. She actually has a
Food Stick diet plan that she would go on. It worked! I remember
eating chocolate food sticks tucked in my Peanuts sleeping bag
in-between races of my swim meets. I felt so cool like a real athlete
eating energy food. I would buy these in a heart beat!!
I just remember as a child, thinking that this was the greatest thing
in the world, to sit in my Grandma's arms eating the same food as the
astronauts who walked on the moon. Bring them back for this
My family said I was full of it when I told them I remember eating
space food sticks. Now I feel my memory has been validated. Hurray for
I've been remembering these things since childhood!!
Finally now someone else does too. I can't tell you how much I'd love
to have these back on the market! Tell me what I can do to help!
Without Space Food Sticks, as a child there would have
been no meaning to my life.
Loved em! The only vice our parents allowed us as kids! Ate-em like
they were going out of style!
I can still imagine the taste. Everytime I look for
some breakfast type snack food in the store, I wish I could find the
space sticks. Wish I had some right now.
The best After School Snack ever created. Good enough for the
astronauts, better for me. Peanut Butter was the best, chocolate a
close second. I can remember the nutty chewy taste and smell as if I
had just eaten one. Perfect for expeditions across the Antarctic (back
yard), because they were in a waterproof space-age wrapper, could be
crammed into any pocket, and, strangely, tasted better slightly warm.
--West Bend, Iowa
Thought I was the only one who remembered the damn things! I have
asked countless people about them and no one had ever heard of them.
Then I do a search on Google and you have a site. So cool. Thanks for
the memories.--Norwalk, CA
I remember the peanut butter space food sticks. I took
them to school for lunch and was the envy of everyone.
Oh my gosh!! I was so excited to find this info on the
web 'cause my co-workers didn't believe me. I totally remember my mom
packing the peanut butter or chocolate space food sticks in mine and
my bro and sis' lunches. Too fun!
What a great snack food. I want em back!!!!
--St. Joseph, IL
My mom used to always buy Space Food Sticks when I was
a kid. I could eat a whole box in one sitting, so my mom had to hide
them from me. I always managed to find them. It was as much fun
searching for them as it was eating them.
--Canoga Park, CA
The box would be half empty by the time we got home
from the store. I just couldn't control myself!
I just loved them - used to get them at the Piggly-Wiggly
supermarket!! I really miss them now...I can still taste them!
Those things must be made of some magical element like
scare gas or something. I'll bet they had to take them off the market
because of the addictive qualities. Someday we'll all get a call that
says "The woods are lovely" and we'll go off like zombies to
perform some evil deed for Pillsbury. If they bring them back I will
buy a case and lock myself in my room for a week. Go rent "Spirit
of '76" with David Cassidy.
--Santa Fe, NM
I used them for decorating my children's birthday
cakes. They made great fence posts, house supports and other things
where logs were needed. They were great!