Around 1968 there was this new snack called Space Food Sticks, packaged like a Slim Jim with a texture like sturdier peanut butter, they purported to be like the stuff astronauts ate in outer space. (There was even a knock-off, Space Energy Sticks.) It wasn't candy exactly, I remember it had a slightly yucky taste, but we still gobbled up the junk for whatever reason. They didn't last long in the stores but here's the commercial that hooked us.
Did you love Space Food Sticks and want to taste them again? You can order them at spacefoodsticks.com.