Apollo-era Cinnamon Toast Space Food Packet

This is an original Apollo-era Cinnamon Toast space food packet bearing all original labels and white velcro, intended for the Apollo Command Module Pilot.

Archive Id APE-CT-SF


This original, Apollo-era space food packet contains six cubes of cinnamon toast which would have been consumed by the Apollo astronauts had it flown aboard one of the missions to the moon. The original label bears the name of the food contents, as well as the WSD (Whirlpool Space Division) stamp with a stamped ID number reading "6183".

On the reverse is a label that reads "Serial No: FH 810" as well as a small white square section of velcro. Velcro was used on all food packets, tools and even checklists within the spacecraft so that they could be stuck down as to not float away while the astronaut wasn't looking.

Throughout the Apollo Program, there were three colours of velcro used on space food; red, white and blue, the colours of the American flag. Red was intended for the Mission Commander, white for the Command Module Pilot, and blue for the Lunar Module Pilot. Therefore this packet would have been intended for the CMP.

Authentication Information: This space food packet could potentially be a Gemini-era food packet. It was originally in a collection of Apollo-era food packets, therefore we have made the reasonable assumption that this too is Apollo. The reason this cannot be distinguished either way is that these particular bread food packets did not change between the Gemini and Apollo-era.

The food packet also came with original Melpar Inc. documentation, and while this documentation mentions the cinnamon toast food packet by name, it does not reference any identifying traits that can be used to guarantee that the paperwork was intended for this particular food packet. On that note, to our knowledge, no Melpar Inc. paperwork we have seen references any serial number in general.