Unfortunately we're not talking about old copies of that Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny movie. Because you can only eat so much lime green and cherry Jell-o before stepping outside without a space suit seems like a good idea, Neilson and her crew created a more festive, international gelatin made with a purple sweet potato (called ube) that acts as both a sweetener and coloring agent. Spread on a shelf-stable cracker and enjoy.
Vulcan hot sauce
Mars, according to astrophysicist Arlin Crotts (who wrote a book about living on the moon and has consulted with Neilson and her team), may well smell like gun smoke and taste like peroxide. And astronauts up there are gonna have some serious sinus problems thanks to the microgravity. So, wanna make you food not taste like the pistol range AND unclog your nose at the same time? HOT SAUCE!!! Yep, this space condiment is made of Chinese chili paste, chipotle powder, cayenne peppers, paprika, chili pepper, and ancho. By the end of your Martian visit you’ll be like, “Vulcan sauce? Hells ya! I put that shit on EVERYTHING!”
What about breakfast for the next day...
Egg powder, liquefied and cooked with powdered cheese. Not all that imaginative, but think about it: you’re eating an omelet... ON FREAKING MARS.
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Matt Meltzer agrees with Ernie and totally does not want to live on the moon. Or Mars. He's a staff writer for Thrillist and you can follow him @mmeltrez