The good folks at The Onion recently decided to taste test “space food” — you know, those freeze dried packets of goodness that used to be the only reason you’d look forward to museum field trips as a kid. Here’s the word from the paper’s revieewers:
“It smells like peanut butter, but it tastes exactly like wet newspaper.” […] “Just like I remembered it. Why hasn’t NASA made strides in ice cream R&D; all these years? It’s not bad, but it’s not like you’ll ever say, ‘Damn, I wish I had some astronaut ice cream.’” […] “The strawberries look exactly like real strawberries, but when you bite into them, they explode into powder and permanently anneal themselves to your back teeth. I’m not sure whether this is the worst food ever, or the best dental protection package ever.”
Yeah. We think we’ll skip.
Taste Test: Space Food [The Onion]