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Astronaut Foods gears up for the April solar eclipse

March 21, 2024

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Alexa McRoberts Verde Brand Communications 717-808-9653

BOULDER, Colo. (March 21, 2024) – Astronaut Ice Cream, the original freeze-dried astronaut ice cream developed with NASA in 1974, is over the moon to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As the stars would align, April 8, 2024 also marks a total solar eclipse, which hasn’t happened in North America since 2017 and won’t happen again until 2044.

Commemorating five decades of delighting taste buds, Astronaut Ice Cream invites you to savor this historic cosmic event with its delicious freeze dried treats, now available in four flavors; Vanilla, Neapolitan, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Cookies & Cream. Astronaut Ice Cream sandwiches use 100% real ice cream, require no freezer, are USA-made, and have a 3-year shelf life.

In addition to individual sandwiches ($4.99), they offer their freeze-dried sandwiches in 12-packs ($59.99) and 50-packs ($249.99), as well as a Variety Pack ($39.92) made up of eight total sandwiches (two of each flavor), and finally, an Outer Space Food Survival Kit ($35.92), which includes one of each of their offerings – four ice cream sandwiches and each of their four freeze dried fruit offerings; cinnamon apples, peaches, whole strawberries, and bananas.

To mark this significant milestone, Astronaut Foods is also introducing special edition Solar Eclipse Glasses ($3.99), sure to make your cosmic celebration even more unforgettable. Whether you’re hosting a space-themed party or seeking a mesmerizing viewing experience, these limited edition glasses are a must-have for the ultimate celestial event.

Looking for additional eclipse party ideas? Check out Astronaut Foods’ blog post with suggestions and things to watch for during the eclipse. Place your order by April 1, 2024 to ensure delivery of your cosmic treats and glasses, and join the cosmic celebration on April 8 with Astronaut Foods!

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About Astronaut Foods

Founded in 1974 in conjunction with NASA and based in Boulder, Colorado, Astronaut Foods is the original source for freeze-dried ice cream — an out-of-this-world treat. Today, the company sells freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches and freeze-dried fruit. Astronaut Foods can be found in museums, toy shops, amusement parks, and outdoor stores all across North America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, Astronaut Foods is dedicated to supporting people and organizations whose goal is to push the boundaries of space exploration and discovery. For more information and a complete list of products, visit

About American Outdoor Products

American Outdoor Products (AOP) is a food manufacturer located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO.  Established in 1951, American Outdoor Products remains an independent, privately held, family-owned and operated company distributing products throughout the world. Inspired by a passion for unique cuisine and exciting adventures, the company produces Backpacker’s Pantry, adventure food for the outdoors; Astronaut Foods, out-of-this-world novelty treats; Chef Soraya grab-and-go plant-based meals; and Colorado Spice, all-natural and organic artisan spice blends. To learn more, visit: