By Nick Azer on July 28, 2015
Is the Moon made of cheese?
Sadly, no. But---in honor of the recent National Junk Food Day here in the U.S.---we decided to ask the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams: What is your favorite snack? What's the 'junk food' that makes you 'go', even in the lab at 7pm on a Saturday, as you work towards the Moon?
And we got some awesome responses!
So, without further ado, here's the favorite snacks that have been inspiring our engineers, scientists, dreamers, & explorers from around the world to keep on going for the Moon:
Aha! So there IS Moon Cheese! But, as it turns out, it's actually just a delicious snack to be found here on Earth, beloved by team Astrobotic. (...and yours truly...!) It's even (reasonably) healthy!
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based team also shared a local city favorite: Junior Mints, from Grandpa Joe's!:
"We decided to take pictures with our favorite candy from our favorite local candy store---Grampa Joe's. When we need a candy fix, Grampa Joes is the place to go!" - Jackie Erickson, Astrobotic
A little sweet's always good for the creativity, right?