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Astronaut Foods introduces new flavors to its freeze-dried ice cream lineup and new Astronaut Collection Pack

October 17, 2023

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Alexa McRoberts Verde Brand Communications 717-808-9653

BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2023) – Astronaut Ice Cream, the original source for freeze-dried astronaut ice cream developed with NASA in 1974, launches four new products into orbit for Fall 2023. With its long history of making freeze-dried treats, Astronaut Ice Cream is excited to add two new flavors to its freeze-dried sandwich lineup: Cookies & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip. The brand’s popular freeze-dried Cinnamon Apples Wedges also make a return to Earth, and a brand-new bundle offering is sent into the cyber (purchasing) universe — an Astronaut Collection Pack, containing one of each of its ice cream sandwich flavors and freeze-dried fruit offerings.

“We are excited to introduce Cookies & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip to our freeze-dried ice cream lineup,” said Duane Primozich, CEO of American Outdoor Products. “These new flavors, alongside the Astronaut Collection Pack highlight our commitment to offering innovative, quality products that our customers love. We continue to bring the taste of space to everyone, just in time for the holiday season.”

Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookies & Cream join Vanilla and Neapolitan to complete the lineup of freeze-dried ice cream sandwich flavors available this Fall. Astronaut Ice Cream is ready to eat right out of the packaging with no rehydration or freezer necessary, they are made out of 100% real ice cream and have a three-year shelf life. Individual sandwiches are available for purchase for $4.99 USD. A 12-pack is also available for purchase for $59.99 USD.

After a brief hiatus, freeze-dried Cinnamon Apples Wedges return as a perfect addition to school lunches, stocking stuffers, or moon missions. These delicious apple wedges with a touch of cinnamon and sugar are available to purchase individually for $3.99 USD. They are also available in 12-packs for $23.99, and larger bulk case options of 40 packs. Other freeze-dried fruit offerings include peaches, bananas, and whole strawberries.

New for Fall 2023, the company is excited to launch an out-of-this-world Astronaut Collection Pack, a variety pack with all eight products in the Astronaut Foods collection. This bundle, which includes all four ice cream sandwich flavors and all four freeze-dried fruit offerings, is available for $35.92 USD.  A perfect way to sample all of Astronaut Food’s intergalactic product offerings.

These new and updated Astronaut Foods product offerings are now available at:

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: