Island Abbey Foods Ltd. (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) has announced that its Honibe Honey Drop is going up to the International Space Station as part of the official Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Snacks For Space competition which identifies Canadian snack solutions for use in space.
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Sweet success for Island Abbey Foods
The Honey Drop, only one of a select few chosen from over 150 submissions, will be going into space as a novel food innovation and will provide the International Space Station crew with an alternative to the liquid honey currently used during their missions.
The drop was rated on a scale from 1-10 by the CSA. The CSA has given the Honibe Honey Drop a 7.2/9.0 score for organoleptic properties and an 8.0/9.0 score for suitability for space.
The drop is an individual serving of 100 per cent pure dried honey without any additives. It can be used to sweeten tea or coffee or can be consumed as a natural energy source. Company officials say the product is a healthier alternative to the sugar cube.
“After winning the top food prize on the planet in 2010, we are extremely excited about the Honibe Honey Drop tackling this next frontier… in space,” said John Rowe, president of Island Abbey Foods Ltd.
He said they will be sending the drops up to the International Space Station this fall. He says the station crew will be able to enjoy a nutritious food without all the sticky mess.
“We believe the ISS team will think our Honey Drops are truly out of this world,” he said.