Let’s discuss our childhood food memories and contribute recipes, if you have them. This is also a good place to request recipes to re-create your childhood favorites.
I was born in 1960, and I remember very well how excited we were with the space program, and the foods that came out that were astronaut-related. We loved Space Food Sticks. Astronaut John Glenn conducted eating experiments in space, and Tang was on the menu for some early NASA flights and Gemini flights as well.
My brothers and I played astronaut, and we packed Tang and Space Food Sticks for our “flights.”
The creator of Tang also invented Pop Rocks and Cool Whip.
We lived near Neil Armstrong’s home town, and since he was the first man to walk on the moon it was very exciting there. There was a special soda called Moon Juice that was popular in Ohio for years. I don’t know if it was a regional product or if it was sold in other states as well. I remember that it was bright green, and sold in 8-pack returnable bottles. My parents wouldn’t allow us children to drink soda, but the Moon Walk was a special occasion and we all drank Moon Juice.