Space Food Sticks
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I had only heard of “Space Food Sticks” on Simpsons episode 3F31, “The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular” – one of my favorite episodes of all time.
Troy: [voiceover] Earlier this year, Homer's long-lost mother returned. And so did a long-lost care package. [shot of Homer eating food from old care packages] Homer: Mmm. Mother: Homer, please: you don't have to wolf down that 25- year-old candy just to make me happy. Homer: [pause] But it won't make you unhappy, right? [bites] Hey! Space food sticks! Oh, I wish I had _these_ on my space adventure. Did you know I was blasted into space two years ago, Mom? Mother: Well, sure. I read all about it. It _was_ national news. [fearfully] Do you _still_ work for NASA? Homer: No, I work at the nuclear power plant. Mother: Oh, Homer. Homer: Well, you'll be happy to know I don't work very hard. [quietly] Actually, I'm bringing the plant down from the inside [taps nose secretively]
Noah and I found out about Space Food Sticks in a quest to find Astronaut Ice Cream for our wedding. Astronaut Ice Cream was the space snack of the 1980′s, but Space Food Sticks were popular before Noah and I were born. They went off the market in the 1970′s.
I’m excited about trying Space Food Sticks. I bet they taste like Power Bars or CalorieMate.