About Astronaut Foods - Our Story
Astronaut Foods is your best source of out-of-this world food products.
Founded in the 1970s, the company’s original focus was to supply the astronauts of NASA’s Apollo Missions with specialty space food. Today, Astronaut Foods are a novelty treat that can be found in space centers, museums, toy shops, outdoor stores and other locations throughout the world. Educators also use Astronaut Foods to further engage students when learning about space exploration.
At Astronaut Foods, we are dedicated to creating a fun-inspired eating experience in all of the food we produce!
You don’t have to be an astronaut to enjoy Astronaut Foods. We produce a variety of delicious, space-inspired treats like Astrorox, Alien Ice Cream, Space Strawberries and more.
Astronaut Freeze-dried Ice Cream is, in fact, real ice cream - all the proof you'll need is in the tasting. The freeze drying technique removes 98% of the original water content, and ultimately produces a ready-to-eat dehydrated ice cream bar that doesn’t melt! At first, the texture is much like a cookie, but quickly softens in your mouth and returns to the texture of ice cream.
Freeze-dried Ice Cream requires no refrigeration and has a 3-year shelf life. The ice cream is available in a variety of flavors: Neapolitan, Chocolate-Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich, and Astrorox Neapolitan ice cream drops.
We also offer a full line of freeze-dried fruit: Strawberries, Bananas, Peaches and Cinnamon Apples.
All of our products are produced in our Boulder, CO facility.
Astronaut Foods is dedicated to providing creative, fun, delicious treats. We also appreciate that our products are used to further engage students in their education about outer space and planetary science. Astronaut Foods supports a variety of organizations and their efforts to engage others in the amazing subject of space exploration. A portion of Astronaut Foods sales is given to organizations dedicated to fostering a greater understanding and awareness of the importance of space exploration and education.