Eating Astronaut Ice Cream
So more than once I’ve seen astronaut ice cream while out and about and always wondered if the dehydrated stuff actually tasted like ice cream.
After our tour of the Titan Missile Museum I headed to the gift shop to purchase my obligatory magnet and post card. While making the very important decision of which magnet to choose I noticed a basket full of Neapolitan Freeze Dried Ice Cream Sandwiches. This space food advertised artificially flavored chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream nestled between chocolatey wafers. Sounds yummy right?
I asked Jamey if he had ever had any astronaut ice cream before and he said no. After a moment’s hesitation I said screw it I’m paying the 4 bucks to try it out. Purchases were made and back to camp we went. This ready to eat confection lasted a whole 5 minutes before we opened it up to taste test and I got to say we were pleasantly surprised.
When we opened it up it actually looked like an ice cream sandwich. Out of the three flavors the chocolate tasted the most like ice cream. I mean it tasted exactly like chocolate ice cream and was pretty yummy honestly. The strawberry flavor came pretty close to tasting like the real thing too. Only the vanilla was off. It has really hard to bite into though, but then melted in your mouth moments later.
I mean if you have the chance to try it I would. It’s actually pretty good and everyone should try space food at least once right?
Made by the Luvyduvy Corporation this space treat is frozen to -40 degrees fahrenheit. It is then vacuum dried and placed in a specially made polyfoil pouch. This neapolitan ice cream sandwich was originally developed for the early Appollo missions, but now you can try it home too.