Food of the Eighties, Tang
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Powdered orange juice mix that came in a jar.
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Jan Griffiths - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought Tang in a big can at Costco a few weeks ago. It's still around, and still so good!!
Rascak - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
You used to get little plastic astronaut men in the canisters, because they had taken it on one of the space missions.
Karen - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
They made grape Tang for a brief time...does anyone remember that?
Karlll - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey Beth, with all do respect, you're young and don't remembe whatz itz all about. Tang went to the MOON and we used to get a toy, atached to the 'tang' powder that had a toy of the 'moon-car' That was tray-coo.
Karlll 9again - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
And you know, what, girlfrind ... that was the begining of Gatoraid and ALL those other modern-day 'hip' drinks. so cool that this web-site is telling it like it is! OH yeAH ... meant to say, "Hey, Karen!" You rock girl. And because of this site, My wife and i are hiring Hold no Closer Tony Dana dj and buying MORE chucles!!!
Bennie d - December 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, Rascak, I remember the toy moon car! Proably the coolest toy that ever came with any product. And I think I barely remember the grape flavor, Karen. Didn't know you could stil get Tang. Definately have to check it out.
Carl - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Tang ... It's what the Astronauts brought to the moon. And that was TRUE! Get drink that personified the 1970's instant drink market. That Moon Car was cool. And, I do believe they had a grape flavor.
Rob Lambert - July 03, 2017 - Report this comment
General Foods introduced Tang in 1959. Early on, animated TV commercials for it featured Bugs Bunny & Company (1960-62). The drink mix had gotten heavy exposure (and revenue) during the NASA Gemini and Apollo space missions in the late 1960s. In early 1970, Ron Dante and The Archies recorded a catchy TV jingle called "Do The Moonwalk" while about eight kids danced in line to it (both on earth, and in a simulated moon setting). Occasional references to the space program were still made, even into the 1980s.
cj - August 02, 2019 - Report this comment
My sister was one of those 8 kids in the "moonwalk" tv commercial!
Rob Lambert - August 02, 2019 - Report this comment
Yes! In the "earth" commercial, there were three girls and four boys (8 to 10 years old). Also, the small boy (around 6) who appeared amidst some trick photography (disappearing table, kids and door), then took up the rear in the moonwalk line with the others. Currently, YouTube only has the audio portion with cartoon Archies pictured. "Tang, Tang, Bang Bang!" I was in second grade when commercial first aired on Saturday morning.
Wayne Smith - November 16, 2022 - Report this comment
Just found the original "Do the Moonwalk" Tang song and uploaded it to YouTube. Search under "Tang Commercial Do the Moonwalk" - more upbeat and different lyrics than the radio version.

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