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Retro Candy Flashback: Flying Saucers

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Flying Saucers

On my recent trip to Cape Cod, I was browsing one of my favorite candy store haunts when I came across these colorful reminders of childhood. I immediately thought they would be perfect to review, and fun for me to eat!

Flying Saucers (aka Satellite Wafers) are wafer shaped candies about the size of a half dollar coin. They are kind of like bubbles with crimped edges, and inside are small candies similar to sprinkles. They come in different colors; the package I got had blue, pink, white, and orange, but I’ve seen other packages with more colors. The candy inside is the same in all, and consists of a small amount of multicolored sugar balls. The various colors of wafers taste the same.

The first impression upon placing one of these in your mouth is one of mild revulsion. Honestly, it tastes like nothing more than styrofoam… at first. Once you get past the dryness, though, a sugary delight awaits. The outside dissolves fairly quickly and the crunchy candies inside are quite good, in a pure sugar flavor sense. Once you get used to the initial dullness, the excitement of the flavor to come actually makes the candy more fun.

As I was eating the entire bag in one sitting, I realized what the outside reminds me of. It tastes very similar to the traditional cone part of an ice cream cone. When sucked, it dissolves into a very slightly sweet mush. While thinner than a cone, the flavor and texture is very similar.

All in all, I’d have to say that I really enjoyed this candy. The surprise that followed the initial dull flavor was really enjoyable, and I found that I just couldn’t stop eating them. I tried eating them in different ways, taking a bite off of one side and eating the candy out of the center, sucking the entire thing until it all dissolved, biting half and dissecting the rest. Now I remember why they were such fun when I was a kid, and I only wish I had gotten a larger bag!

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10 Responses to “Retro Candy Flashback: Flying Saucers”

  1. 1
    Rhea says:

    I remember Flying Saucers. I always thought the Styrofoam-like outside was kinda gross. It’s cute to hear how much you enjoyed them!

  2. 2
    gina says:

    i had these in germany except on the inside there is sour sugar which is yummy

  3. 3
    BeckEye says:

    LOOOOOOVE these! They were one of my faves as a kid.

  4. 4
    g says:

    I can’t believe that with all the candy I ate as a child, I don’t think I ever had these. Perhaps I’ll have to find some to try.

  5. 5
    Rich says:

    Sounds like something that maybe worth a try. I’ll put them on my hit list.

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    Judy says:

    Ohmygod! I LOVED these as a kid! As a little Catholic girl, they tasted like Communion, but sweeter. I absolutely loved them and am thrilled to see them on the web. Love that nostalgic feeling!

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    Carolyn says:

    I LOVE these!! The first time I saw them, they were so cool looking, I didn’t even think they were edible! They have a melt-in-your-mouth colored wafery coating with sherbet sugar inside. Sooooo good!

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    Kendra says:

    I love love love these! I love taking a bite out of it, pouring the sherbet candy into my mouth, then eating the wafer! I personally think the wafers taste good… but that’s just me. I also like mcdonalds wafer cones that everyone hates… lol

    Kendra ;)

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    John H Carson III says:

    In 1962 they used to have at a local penny candy store – Van Allen’s and they were two for a penny. The only other candy that was two for a penny were Red Hot Dollars, they were not hot or cinnamon they were red raspberry but named after 40s red hot dollar like a silver dollar.

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