Object StatementReplica packet of freeze dried ice-cream, made by Innovative Foods Inc, USA, 1983
Physical DescriptionA packet of freeze dried ice-cream that was a copy of product used on the Apollo missions. It was made for the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, by Innovative Foods Inc, San Francisco, United States of America, 1983.
Freeze dried ice-cream in sealed rectangular foil pack with blue, white and red label on front depicting a manned silver nose cone of a space craft orbiting a white planet, with blue background. The rear side features text and lists ingredients only on a white rectangular background.
MarksThe front side of the packet reads (from top of bottom), 'SPACE AGE FOOD / LIKE THE ASTRONAUTS EAT' written diagonally in the top left corner. Below this, 'FREEZE DRIED / ICE CREAM' and right justified, 'VANILLA / CHOCOLATE / STRAWBERRY' and 'READY TO EAT / SPACESNAK TM'. 'USA' is printed in red on the bottom of the space craft with 'DO NOT OPEN IN THE MUSEUM' inside a red circle. The front also contains, '5/8 OZ. / NET WT.' and 'NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM / SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION / WASHINGTON, D.C.'. On the back it reads, 'ASTRONAUT / ICE CREAM / A delicious ready-to-eat assortment of / freeze-dried strawberry, chocolate and vanilla / ice cream that melts in your mouth. / Freeze dried ice cream similar to this way / enjoyed by U.S. astronauts on the Apollo mis- / sions. It is real ice cream frozen to -40F / (-40C), vacuum-dried and sealed in a poly- / ester foil pouch. / Ingredients: Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Corn / Sweeteners, Strawberries, Whey, Cocoa (processed / with alkali), Buttermilk, Mono and Diglycerides, / Carob Bean and Cellulose Gums, Polysorbate 80, / Natural Flavor (vanilla extract), Artificial Flavor / (vanillin), and Artificial Color. / Packed For / National Air and Space Museum, / Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. / By / Innovative Foods, Inc. / So. San Francisco, CA. 94080'.