Food of the Eighties, Astronaut Ice Cream
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Freeze dried ice cream that can still be bought at a few different places to this day
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Gel - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I had this stuff once. It tasted like dried,stale marshmallows.
Bonny - August 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Is still sold at camping stores like Dick's today. They have Neopolitan and plain chocolate sandwiches.
mj - November 06, 2007 - Report this comment
haha yeah we would go to the science center and it would be like a mad rush to buy it in the gift shop. it tasted like crap though
Sipesh - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
The planetarium was the first place I thought back on when I saw this thread! Glad I'm not alone. That stuff tasted like freeze dried death.
jenn - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
yep got addicted at the planetarium and in my twenties was so happy to find it again. I know I am weird but I LOVE the stuff!!!
Jeff - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I liked this stuff too. I wasn't into really strong-flavored sweets, and this stuff was a bit bland, which suited me fine. Quite a concept.
Hyeseo - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember they used to have freeze-dried pizza just like the ice cream. The pizza was horrible but the ice cream was actually very good!
Ruth - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember having this at the Kennedy Space center. Left a very strange after taste...
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I loooooooove astronaut ice cream! I absolute adore it, and my kids are crazy about it, too. You can still buy it at Fry's Electronics stores.
Jason - December 16, 2009 - Report this comment
My school went to the Air-Space Museum, in DC, when i was a kid. We all got bunches of this stuff to eat on the way back home....I think ate too much,we all got kinda sick, but i remember it being kinda good though...mainly the strawberry
Rick - September 19, 2010 - Report this comment
You can still get this at Hobby stores like Hobby Lobby ! Neopolitan and ice cream sandwiches just ask around for em !
Alana Cicchi - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
We used to actually get this stuff at a Planitarium,and they also sold dehydrated berries too.You could get it at Mall of America awhile back or order it online
Julian - June 05, 2011 - Report this comment
This was always popular at the local science museum where I grew up, too. I tried it once and didn't like the texture, but unfortunately, my main memory of it is the fact that it the uneaten part got left in a cupboard for several months, and mealworms got into it. Most people seem to have much more positive memories of it.
eiggy - May 31, 2012 - Report this comment
i love this stuff
Charlie - December 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved getting this stuff at the planetarium on field trips! That crap in the sporting good's aisle does not compare!
Phill Wertz - September 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Ahh, Astronaut Ice Cream! I'm a lawyer now, but I was a student at the UNC Chapel Hill and have wonderful memories of taking a mid-day meal in the park on North Campus, then heading down a dirt path and up to the Planetarium gift shop adjacent to the campus Arboretum for an Astronaut Ice Cream freeze-dried dessert. Believe, me, frisbee was much more fun after a little bag of astronaut ice cream! UNC Class of '94
Donielle - June 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I still have mine, sealed and all from a school trip we took in 2nd grade to a planetarium. I never did like the taste much, it was kind of greasy after it melted a bit, but I still thought it was fascinating.
Ashtow - October 31, 2017 - Report this comment
Where is the picture? You said there was a photo. If this real astronaut ice cream

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