We bought it for a niece, as she liked another version of this (Neapolitan ice cream) which we had bought for her brother.
Freeze-drying removes water from the food by lowering the air pressure to a point where ice shifts from a solid to a gas. In other words, it removes all of the water from the food by turning it into a gas without it ever going through the intermediate stage of being a liquid. The point: water makes food go mushy. And bacteria cannot multiply without water so you get a non-mushy product that lasts for ages.
When you pop it in your mouth, you rehydrate it and it tastes essentially as it it had never been freeze dried. Pretty ingenious, huh?
kept the kids happy and me a unique gift ! and full of space facts on back of pack why astronauts don't have refrigerators in space crafts and why ! great for kids and adults a fun gift for all at anytime of year but great at Christmas for Christmas tree pressy on boxing day !.
I'm not really sure if these are as they are supposed to be but the cookie is actually like a big Oreo but rock hard and very sweet. I bought this as a stocking filler and although I've only rated it 3 stars, that was because we didn't like it. It was sent promptly and packaged well.
We went to the Keneddy space centre early this year and brought back my nephew some to try. He loved it so much we ordered some more for his christmas stocking.. Came well packaged and tastes just the same as the icecream sold in in the kennedy space centre.