Food of the Seventies, Space Food Sticks

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They are making them again! see: http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/spacefood/index.html
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Scott Woodworth - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I described Space Food Sticks to hundreds of people and no one remembers them. Thank God someone does. I only hope they didn't "improve" on the old recipe. I remember the peanut butter flavor was gray -- how organic! I don't know of any other food that is gray in color.
Lea - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, I remember these. They tasted terrible -- kind of like erasers. I think they had an odd texture, too. Sort of grainy yet chewy. All of the boys in my neighborhood loved them because of the connection to the Apollo astronauts. They ate 'em with Tang!
Dutchess - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these ! I ate them with tang too !!
Michelle - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
You can get Space Food Sticks also at http://oldtimecandy.com/space-food-sticks.htm ;)
Anne - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
My dad had a grocery store (rural Missouri) and every time there was a new item that ended up being a lousy seller, I'd get all I could eat. Sometimes I liked it (lobster was not a hot item in rural MO) and other times, not so much (Space Food Sticks were NASTY - like grainy, weird textured Tootsie Rolls). Don't miss them much.
Judy - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
On Saturday morning, my friend and I would eat chocolate space food sticks and cans of coke. I do agree that they were grainy, weird textured Tootsie Rolls. But, for some reason we always were eating them. Loved the 70's!
Robert - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad these actually existed because it seems that I'm one of the only people in the world that remembers them. I recall a caramel or butterscotch flavor. I've searched the web for info on these before but I always thought they were called Fiddlestix (or some variant of that).
Rob - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep, butterscotch and caramel too. Chocolate was THE BEST!!! Maybe it was just a guy thing, but these were awesome. I'm glad to see somebody's making them, have to try them & see if they got them right!!!
Chris - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
At first Space Sticks seemed so cool and good tasting. I was really young. Later they seemed unbearably disgusting. The butterscotch was particularly putrid.
JJ - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Took a Met Rx Choc Chip protein bar on a hike this week and the first bite brought back a taste I hadn't had in 30 years...took me 2 days and a Google search to realize it was Space Bars! What a trip.
bn - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved everything about the 70's. Loved the space food sticks(only the chocolate).
Elizabeth Singh - September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought these were a figment of my imagination! I seem to remember really liking the chocolate. I also remember that my mother refused to buy them, maybe because the peanut butter ones really were gray.
Monty - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
The peanut butter ones are the ones I remember. They did have an odd flavor to them. Every once in a awhile I will taste some peanut butter snack that reminds me of the flavor.
smeghead - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Bought some of the new internet ones..didn't have the shape, texture or taste of the original. They were pretty bad.
Judy - June 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I am so glad I found Space Food Sticks at www.spacefoodsticks.com. I bought a box of chocolate and peanut butter ones and the PB are no longer grey, but the chocolate ones still taste like Tootsie Rolls. I tried to get my 7 year old son to try 'em, but the astronaut food does not seem to hold the same fascination for kids in the 2000s that it did for us in the '70s.
Rob Lambert - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Pillsbury's SPACE FOOD STICKS fell short as far as flavor. I know, they weren't meant to be like candy. Once the 1969 moon landing craze faded, so did this odd snack. I have one SPACE FOOD STICK TV ad on video, the Saturday morning Heckle and Jeckle cartoon show (airdate 1/18/70, NBC-TV)
K Ballard - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I didn't know they came in anything but chocolate.Thanks for link
Tom San Jose - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Remember them vividly, these still produce a gag reflex when I think of them. Nice idea to eat like the astronauts. But NASTY. GREAT SHAKES AND TANG - MUCH, MUCH BETTER MEMORY
Gary - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Ate these while listening to Pink Floyd Dark side of the moon! Great munchie food!

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