|Tang Instant Breakfast Drink |
was invented in 1957.
Back in the days, Tang was known as the orange breakfast drink of choice for the astronauts. NASA served the space travelers Tang Instant Breakfast Drink because the space shuttle water was so nasty, Tang helped camouflage the taste.
Tang was another one of those drinks you never found in our home -- it was on that list of banned foods such as fun sugar cereal, Shake 'n Bake and Kool-Aid. My mom had a thing about certain packaged foods.
I suddenly have an urge to pick up a canister of this amazing citrus sweetness, yet feel as if I haven't seen it lately. I remember trying it once at a friend's house way back in kindergarten. I loved it. It was way better than ordinary orange juice. Even Mrs. Brady thinks so. Check out one of many Tang commercials featuring Florence Henderson.