Among the lessons six-time flier Story Musgrave passed along to rookie astronauts: Eat shrimp cocktail. The dehydrated crustaceans, coated in a spicy sauce, are the most requested food item in NASA's space pantry. Musgrave ate them at every meal - including breakfast.
4. Hot Sauce
A squirt of hot sauce can do wonders to wake up taste buds deadened by weightlessness, a phenomenon currently blamed on the redistribution of body fluids in microgravity. There are, however, plenty of easy solutions to the problem: salsa, barbecue sauce, sweet and sour sauce, garlic paste, Thai hot sauce, Tabasco...
They're "candy-coated chocolates" candies or "chocolate-covered peanuts" in NASA parlance, but you and I would call them M&Ms. It'd be a tough call whether astronauts like eating them or playing with them best. What we do know is that the colorful orbs show well on TV.
2. Dried produce
Fresh fruits and vegetables are a rarity in space, so astronauts make do with a variety of canned and dried offerings. Russian cuisine presents another option: raw onions and garlic. It may sound a little intense for American palates, but after a few months in orbit, apparently folks will try anything to break up the monotony.