...The first two weren't that successful because, well..
It came out in the 70s and owes it's wackiness to the fact that it's a 'sizzling' (popping) candy and the fact that.. Well.. Look at the faces on those packages. If that's not an illustration done by an individual tripping on illicit substances I don't know what is and I've seen a lot of illustrations done by individuals tripping on illicit substances.
...Yeah, don't ask.. I don't want to discuss how or why..
Just watch the commercial and tell me that this doesn't come off as the worst most nightmare fuel induced trip evaaaaar.
Another originally formulated by the General Foods Corporation food scientist William A. Mitchell in 1957, Tang was never particularly popular until actually being used during Project Mercury by John Glenn in 1962. The reason given? And I quote;
"There was a particular component of the Gemini life support-system module which produced H2O (water) among other things. This was a byproduct of a recurring chemical reaction of one of the mechanical devices on the life-support module. The astronauts would use this water to drink during their space flight. The problem was, the astronauts did not like the taste of the water because of some of the byproducts produced, which were not harmful of course. So, they added Tang to make the water taste better."
You added Tang to make the water taste better?
...Must of been some seriously shitty water..
FOR A BAG 'O ROCKS!
Space Food Sticks:
"A non-frozen balance energy snack in rod form containing nutritionally balanced amounts of carbohydrate, fat and protein"Sounds fucking DELICIOUS! HUH?!
...Yeah not so much but that's why it's wacky, who the fuck could turn down a non-frozen balance energy snack in rod form containing nutritionally balanced carbohydrates, fat and protein!? I mean my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Step back, goddamn!
Because we all know astronauts have a tiny EATING HOLE in their HELMETS because that wouldn't TOTALLY FUCKING KILL THEM OR ANYTHING.
...Nutritious my ass.. Trying to get the astronauts to explosively decompress.. Dicks..
No dinner post tonight I'm afraid, I kind of screwed it up and honestly while I'm not upset I'm also not proud.. No reason to post it then. I'll make up for it another night. They can't all be winners after all.
Pretty pack is still super pretty.