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Space Food - Astronaut Ice Cream (Neapolitan)
|Price:||£5.37 FREE UK delivery.|
Dispatched from and sold by Gifts Direct 2 U Ltd.
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- This product is known to sometimes break or crumble as it is freeze dried and very delicate. This can be seen in the alternate product images
- Space Treats developed for the early Apollo Space Missions
- Ready to eat straight from the packet
- Neapolitan Ice Cream Slice: Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla
- Three year shelf life
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It must be odd indeed for astronauts, munching on a tough-looking freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream block while the real Naples glides gracefully past (along with the entire 'boot' of Italy) some 200 miles below. It must be frustrating, too, to know that all that real ice cream is tantalisingly out of reach. Yet, by simply tearing open the foil outer and popping the freeze-dried block into the mouth (thereby re-hydrating it in the process) they find that, more often than not, the unappetising-looking substance explodes with flavour. That makes these authentic all-American astro-snacks a technological marvel in their own right. They don't look like real food, yet taste like real food. How can this be? Freeze drying is the process that has been applied to astronaut food since the early days when eating the right stuff was as important as having it. It's a fiendishly complex process that can be summarised thus: The ice cream is placed in a vacuum chamber and frozen until the water crystallises. The air pressure is lowered, forcing air out of the chamber. Next heat is applied, vaporizing the ice. Finally, a freezing coil traps the vaporised water. This process continues for hours, resulting, over time in a perfect freeze-dried ice cream slice. So now you know. All of the goodness. All of the flavour. Yet none of the water content. Amazing.
1 x 19g slice of freeze-dried ice cream
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on 8 September 2017
The Astronaut ice cream was just delivered. Just from holding the packet in my hand I can feel that it is smashed to tiny bits, not what I imagined. My daughter wanted this for a space project and was hoping to share the ice cream with her class mates, I can't see how she can share this out as it's sooo smashed up.
on 28 June 2015
Product is very interesting, but the price of postage was outrageous. The postage cost more than the item? I wouldn't buy it again just on the postage alone
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Son loves this, it is quite expensive and came smashed up but he still enjoyed it
Fantastic product , bought for my grandson for his birthday , went down a storm with his little friends , supervision from mum , a fun and learning product ...... fab .
Bought this for my space nut of a wife - I haven't give it to her yet but when it arrived, very quickly, I just know it'll bring a laugh that she is eating actual space food!
Great novelty product, expensive for what it is, cannot decide if I actually like the taste or not.