Introducing our ‘authentic feel & taste’ of space food
These authentic all-American astro-snacks are a technological marvel in their own right. They don’t look like real food, yet taste like real food. How can this be? Freeze drying is the process that has been applied to astronaut food since the early days when eating the right stuff was as important as having it.
It’s a fiendishly complex process that can be summarized thus: The ice cream is placed in a vacuum chamber and frozen until the water crystallizes. The air pressure is lowered, forcing air out of the chamber. Next heat is applied, vaporizing the ice. Finally, a freezing coil traps the vaporized water. This process continues for hours, resulting, over time in a perfect freeze-dried ice cream slice. So now you know. All of the goodness. All of the flavor. Yet none of the water content.
- This product is known to sometimes break or crumble as it is freeze dried and very delicate
- Space Treats developed for the early Apollo Space Missions – to eat straight from the packet
- Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich: Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla slice between two biscuit wafers
- Three year shelf life