A million years ago, when my kids were littler, I was the refund queen.
No, really–I was. It took a full sized file cabinet to store my UPCs.
Ask around, I’m not lying.
Ok, it was nuts…or I was nuts. Not sure which.
Anyway…way back then, Kelloggs Raisin Bran had a special offer. For every 3 UPCs you sent them, they would send you a package of “Astronaut Ice Cream.”
So we gathered our codes, mailed them in and happily earned 38 packages of the stuff. I know, overkill. But luckily–it was “magically delicious.”
To say that we became addicted to crunchy ice cream would be putting it lightly. Oh, how we savored that very last package because after all, when it’s gone…
…where can you shop for Astronaut food?
I don’t know how we managed, but somehow we lived without it for many years. In fact, we lost touch completely. Yes, it was a meager existence–I must say.
The years went sadly by and one day, while dinking around in Emergency Essentials I came across this:
It said, “Freeze Dried Neapolitan Ice Cream.” Could it be? Did I dare hope?
I dared, and JOY of JOYS– it turned out to be the exact same stuff that Neil Armstrong took to the moon! WAHOO!
The Andersons and space food—reunited at last!
Just the other day, we tried to share this fabbo treat with some friends and the reception was less than positive. In fact, they looked at us like we’d fed them dried squid.
In a word…it tanked.
So, maybe some people just can’t appreciate wildly exotic childhood luxuries.
It could be that Freeze Dried Ice Cream is a particularly acquired taste.
Or perhaps, not everyone is suited for space travel.
I vote the latter.