It’s all very well drinking Smoothies all day, but every now and again I need a serious flavour kick and for that you need Space Raiders which, Wikipedia tells me, aren’t just for kids but for students and stoners too.
You don’t buy them for their stale cardboard consistency, but for what they cover that up with; a very generous helping of flavouring, plenty of which remains at the bottom of the packet. The secret ingredient is the surprisingly natural enhancer Monosodium Glutamate. Space Raiders numb the tongue in a bid to ensure you won’t taste anything else for a very long time.
That evil looking alien is the junk food equivalent of the drug dealer who offers a small sample to hook a new punter. They’ve been priced at 10p (a pocket money price in anyone’s book) since the 1980s. Space Raiders: a loss leader to hook children too small for Monster Munch. Don’t you just love ’em!?