Tang

United States
February 15, 2008 11:27am CST
Remember Tang? I used to love that stuff! Here's some info about Tang: Tang is short for tangy and also suggests the flavor of tangerine. Following the introduction of instant coffee and powdered milk, General Foods decided to create a breakfast beverage from a powder that required no refrigeration, mixed with water into single servings, and provided the taste of real orange juice and all the same vitamins. Scientists at the Post Division of General Foods struggled to infuse the powder with stable, water-soluble forms of vitamin A, develop an orange coloring, and prevent the powder from caking in the jar. In 1965, Tang accompanied the astronauts on the Gemini spaceflights and all United States spaceflights through to the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, helping Tang garner a reputation as a nutritionally balanced futuristic food. I wonder, does anyone know- is Tang still out there? I'd still drink it. I think it is way better than Kool-Aid!!
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Tang used to be a staple in my diet as a kid. My grandma made it everyday and made us drink it all the time. I never really liked it too much, but I do like the memories of my grandma making it. You can get it on Amazon.com actually...I don't think I've seen it in stores...the stuff seems expensive now though! It had to have been cheaper when we were kids, or else my grandma never would have bought it.
• United States
16 Feb 08
Ohh I will have to check it out! I imagine that if it were not easy to find that it would increase in cost. Thanks for the lead!!
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Tang was great, but I don't think it is around anymore. I used to drink it on occasion as a kid myself. I liked it very well. I think it may have gone away in the beginning of the 90's. Thanks for the memories.
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• United States
15 Feb 08
that is a bummer. It was yummy!
@SViswan (12071)
• India
18 Feb 08
I used to love Tang..but never liked the mango flavour. It's now comercially available in India...so I'm sure it's available wherever you are. But I find it tastes different from the one that I used to drink as a child. BUt my son loves this one.
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