Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Pop Tarts and Tang"

I remember one Summer day in the 1980's Ellen, who worked at the Captain's Clambake Emporium restaurant on Cape Cod, decided to have an afternoon cookout party. Every party needs certain ingredients to make it a success. I wanted to make sure that someone would be providing "Pop Tarts and Tang" for the cookout so I volunteered to bring these essential party items.

"Tang" has a tangy "orangy tangeriney" taste and was made popular by the NASA space program during the Gemini space missions. The astronauts used to drink the Tang as it made their space water taste better.

"Pop Tarts" , the flat rectangular toastable pasties, can be eaten either toasted or straight from the box making these tasty treats the perfect picnic food.

Together the tangy taste of Tang and the tart fruit filled pop tarts with frosting make the perfect picnic combination. But you probably already knew this. I read in "Wikopedia" that in 2001 the US military dropped 2.4 million Pop Tarts in Afghanistan. I wonder if the US military remembered to drop some Tang as well or maybe they dropped the Tang from an orbiting space mission?

Pop tarts and Tang are truly a combination that is out of this world.