I enjoyed these as a child. I had a
teacher in the third grade who used these as a reward for the students
who behaved and/or did their work.
--Rock Hill, SC
I remember eating them after school
watching cartoons. They were great, I loved all of them.
When I was a little girl, I used to
pretend that I was the first woman astronaut with my Space Food Sticks.
Odd texture, novelty kind of foodstuff --
but neat stuff from the 60's. I suppose the forerunner of all the power
bars. I think of them often...and then--- I found them!
--Newport News VA
I grew up with these things. They were
the world's greatest snacks. They should've never stopped production on
these tiny pieces of perfection!
I remember getting a whole brand new
metal wastepaper basket filled up to the brim with strawberry and
chocolate space food sticks.-Yummy!
I remember when I was little I used to
stick them up my nose to freak my sister.
I don't know what they are but I've read
the tributes and they sound good. I would love to take them out on the
boat to nibble on.
I haven't thought of this snack for
years. They were not as good as a Tootsie Roll but very similar in
consistency. We just thought it was so neat to eat the same things the
astronauts ate in space. Really they were quite awful, but so are Fruit
Roll-Ups. Space Food Sticks go hand in hand with my memories of Tang,
Instant Breakfast, and Pop Tarts. I think the only things I could get my
kids to eat now are Pop Tarts.
I always felt so sophisticated and smart
- just like an astonaut!
Just the best, wish I could find them
here in Canada!
--Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
They were sooo good! I wish we could get
I remember visiting my aunt & eating
Space Food Sticks, as a special treat that we only got at her house. The
Chocolate Peanut Butter were my favorite!
I remember eating them as a kid and
thinking they were really cool...the packaging and the advertising.
I remember eating space food sticks as a
child on our road trips to Mexico back in the 70's. It was the only
thing I would eat. The chocolate ones they were the greatest!
They were the greatest food for field
trips in elementary school - packed with nutrition and energy, but geeky
enough that no one else tried to swipe them. Nerds Rule - because we eat
--Bound Brook NJ
I vividly remember the peanut butter
sticks saving me from dying of hunger on the back side of Mars. They
were a wonderful part of my childhood.--Rocklin , CA
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT
REMEMBER THIS SNACK--I LOVED THEM--IT WAS THE COOL SNACK TO EAT @ THAT
I remember how COOL it was to be able to
eat something the astronauts did!
I loved them! And I agree with another
poster that the closest thing in comparison now is a nutrition bar--like
Tiger's Milk Bars maybe. Where did they disappear to and when were they
taken off the market? It's like the sticks and I fell into a 60's time
warp and got separated.
I remember them as a kid my mom used to buy them, I thought they were
I couldn't wait to try them. It made me
feel important to eat what the astronauts ate.
Oh my goodness, I have talked about these
for years and everyone thinks I am nuts!! I LOVED these as a kid.
Loved 'em. Mom would pack them in our
lunchboxes for camp. They were so great, really felt like the astronauts
with Space Sticks and Tang!
--East Longmeadow, MA
They were great afterschool snacks.
--West Stockbridge, MA
I never forgot those yummy little
delights! I often dreamed vague dreams I didn't understand--then it hit
me!! I was dreaming of fonder times when I was at home with mom and
those space sticks!!!! Why did they tear us apart!!!!!? Bring them back
--Santa Rosa, California
They were wonderful!! Chocolate and
peanutbutter that my parents actually thought were good for me! LOL I
can't wait to share them with my kids!! Bring them back!!!
I always asked my mother to buy them back
in the early 70's...I loved them...Would eat the whole box if my parents
would have let me...I thought how lucky the spacemen were to get to eat
them on their mission....
I can remember them being almost fake.
But oh how good they were!!!!! During the early years of the space
program we as kids would latch onto anything that would make us more
like the astronauts! I would sit in our tree in the backyard, pretending
to be on a mission with my food sticks and Tang. My kids would love em
bring them back soon!!!
Space food sticks are truly out of this
My momma talks about 'em ALL the
time...They must be great!
If they are the same thing, I had them 40
years ago and I loved them
I loved Space Food Snacks! With three
brothers my Mom couldn't keep them in the house for a whole day. I
remember the chocholate ones. I would peel back the wrapper and just
inhale the delicious aroma before taking the first chewy bite. Heaven!
I always ate one right before gym class
when I was in the 7th grade. Back then every boy and girl wanted to be
Mom would buy them at the store. I would
take one pouch, open it, and then nible around the outside then eat the
center. 'Food the Astronauts took to the Moon...' They tasted so good, I
could eat the whole box at once!
--Laurence Harbor, NJ
They were so fun to eat. We used to hide
in our fort (Space Station) and eat Space Food Sticks while pretending
we were astronauts. And of course we drank Tang, too!