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      05.09.2010 17:11
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      They are Flying Saucers ! *makes hover noises* ^_^'

      These are really unique sweets/candies they usually come in assorted bright colors and are little wafer disc's filled with sour fruit powder,more commonly known as Sherbet.

      Flying saucers or ''Satellite wafers'' are a nostalgic sweet that came out in the 1950s

      a lot of people will say they taste like catholic communion wafers lol as they melt in your mouth like one , but these have sour sherbet in it and once the wafer dissolves the sour fruity taste of the sherbet hits you.

      these are one of my favorite treats as they always make me smile and are the best thing to snack on at Halloween (Halloween is the only time in the year that i don't count calories) and i feel ''cool'' eating them.

      i am the kind of person who always has a bit or peaces of sweets/candies in my pocket no matter what the season or day..
      so finding these at local shops always make me happy,as i put them in a small clear bag and eat them on my walks.

      unfortunately i'm seeing them less and less these days, i really wish someone would bring them back to the mainstream and start advertising them with out needing to change the name.

      maybe they should Write ''Flying saucers'' ''Do you Believe?'' on the package (lol). usually there recent packages doesn't stick out much,so you have to really be looking for them to find them in stores.

      but overall: these are a very amusing treat,its fun to feel it dissolve.
      please share this classic with your kids and keep this sweet alive, maybe if the next generation like it,maybe it will make it easier to find.

      i found a bag at the co-op which taste like it should (i haven't tried asda's brand so i cant tell you if there brand is accurate compared to the original ones.)

      you can get them here £1.87 for 50 saucers, these are the real thing :
      http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/flying-saucers-p-122.html

      i bought some for my mom from this site and she really loved them so did the rest of my family (my family is really into sci-fi ) so this was a great gift for them.

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        18.06.2009 13:35
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        Mmm sherbert its lovely!

        The Flying Saucer is one of my favourite confectionary items. For the unenlightened, they are little brightly coloured pieces of rice paper shaped like UFOs, and are filled with delicious sherbert of various flavours such as strawberry, lime, lemon and orange. Personally, my favourite is strawberry as I find that a non-citrus fruit goes much better with the rice paper, and makes for quite the contrasting taste explosion, much more enjoyable than the unpleasant bitterness of the lime flavoured saucer, too many of which can be particularly sickly!

        Flying Saucers melt on the tongue. The rice paper dissolves as the awesome power of the delicious sherbert powder is unleashed. This is of course, only one of the many ways of eating these treats. Another way is to simply bite into the middle, and pour the tangy sherbert into one's mouth, then eating the rest of the saucer. I have even witnessed people cracking open the UFOs, extracting the sherbert and DISCARDING the saucers themselves! I consider this a false economy, although that may be up for some debate as I have never really seen sherbert sold on its own. (I'll have to look into that.)

        They are often sold for very cheap, and in bulk. The are particularly cheap and subsequently popular at pic'n'mix stands as they cost so little due to their lightness. They are most readily available in the UK in cheap shops such as Poundland and Home Bargains.

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          09.02.2009 14:47
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          sweets from my childhood!

          Flying saucers who can forget these, I can remember back in the day when I could go to my local corner shop and buy these for a penny each and when my pocket money came this was usually what I spent it on.

          Nowadays these are seen as vintage sweets and so are bought in packs (Topshop do a nice big tub!).

          The sweets are made from rice paper which are stuck together and form a UFO shape, which is wear the name for them comes from. Inside each flying saucer is sherbet.

          When biting into the flying saucer you'll find at first the rice paper can be quite dry but then it will begin to dissolve in your mouth and as soon as the sherbet hits your tongue your mouth starts fizzing! The rice paper itself does not really taste of anything and the sour sherbet is really all you can taste. However these are still one of my favourite sweets maybe because it really does take me back to my childhood!
          Now the only real way to eat these it to take a bite out of one end, then tip the sherbet into your mouth! From the first bite the rice paper sticks to your tongue and is quite dry, but as soon as the sherbet hits your mouth creates saliva and all is well!

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          08.02.2009 12:39
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          make you squint your face up and feel like a kid again!

          As my mother always used to say...along with such choice phrases as 'Your eyes will turn square' (watching TV) and 'The wind will change and your face will stay like that' (honestly!) was 'They'll make your teeth fall out!' I don't care because I don't eat that many, I brush my teeth.... and hey, they're lovely. You have to not mind sherbet obviously and they do make you squint up your face a bit in the manner of sucking a lemon, but very nice. The outer coating is slightly akin to that of polystyrene and is not really flavoured but they just bring you back to your childhood and thats what I love about them (assuming you ate them as a child).


          They are not so widely available anymore I don't think but certain large supermarkets have their own brand versions of them or any good traditional sweet shop like 'Bath Sweet Shoppe' near me who even set them out in traditional glass sweetie jars! Or you can order a large box of 200 for just over 8 quid from a most amazing website called Bags of sweets along with every other childhood sweetie you can think of like black jacks and fruit salads!

          Happy eating!

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            08.12.2008 14:36
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            Yummy, low calorie sweets.

            I hate to admit it, but flying saucers are one of my vices. When I moved back to England when I was 13 these were the first sweets I bought, and I was so impressed, and still am to this day.

            These sweets are cheap, usually on offer for 3 bags for £1. They come in a wide variety of colours and consist of some rice paper stuck together to form a UFO shape and then filled with sherbet.

            Now the only real way to eat these it to take a bite out of one end, then tip the sherbet into your mouth! From the first bite the rice paper sticks to your tongue and is quite dry, but as soon as the sherbet hits your mouth creates saliva and all is well!

            My main problem with flying saucers is that there is just not enough sherbet per saucer! It seems there is less and less sherbet as the years go on - or perhaps my sherbet needs have changed dramatically.

            Flying saucers, although not healthy, are great as part of a calorie controlled diet. Each bag has less than 100 calories and makes a great treat or a great snack.

            Overall flying saucers are one of my favourite sweets, and at least once a week I will pick a bag up whilst shopping!

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              07.12.2008 22:09
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              Not for me thanks

              Even though I have a very sweet tooth, flying saucers are probably the item of confectionary I hate the most.

              I remember trying them as a kid as part of a sweet shop mix and absolutely hating them. Since them, I've had them maybe a couple of times, but only if there are no other options! I don't think they've changed in taste at all over the past few decades.

              They get their name from the shape, unsurprisingly, but they have a horrible texture like plastic - they are more like a kid's toy than a food item. When you first bite into them, you get a whole bite of plastic - and usually nothing else, as the sherbet (?) inside is usually the last mouthful. In the second bit, when you get to the sherbet, you get a bit dose of an incredibly sour taste, countered only slightly by the rest of the outside 'plastic' coating.

              So basically: first mouthful, plastic and air. Second mouthful: unbearably sour sherbet with a smaller dose of plastic.

              I hate to think what the actual ingredients are - I would assume sugar, flavourings and E numbers.

              In my opinion, the only advantage is that they come in nice colours. Ironically, it reminds me of nature's warning colours for things that shouldn't be eaten, like ladybirds. However the colours of flying saucers are more soft pastels, which is very misleading as you think you're going to get a nice soft treat.

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              17.11.2008 13:21
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              Personally I'd buy something else!!!

              If you have read my sherbet Dip Dab review, you will know that I have recently set off on a journey of calorie counting to lose weight having gotten bored of low carbing. Well, Since I am now allowed pretty much anything I want to eat within my calorie allowance, and having been sowrn off all things sugary for the last few months, I have been investigating various sweets and things, finding ones which are fairly low calorie and yummy.

              In the process of this, I stumbled across Flying Saucers, something I've not had for many years. The nutritional info on the back showed me that the 20g bag I picked up contained only 75 calories or so, so I figured I'd give them a go.

              If you don't know what Flying Saucers are, firstly I'd be amazed secondly I'll describe them, they're saucer shaped rice paper with a bit of sherbet in the middle.

              Having not had these for some years I was a little excited to have them. I took my first one out of the bag and popped it into my mouth. The first reaction was that it dried my mouth out rather and went soggy then disintergrated and then I tasted the sherbet. The sherbet was actually not that great, and I'm a fan of sherbet! Normally it is quite sweet with a hint of citrus about it, these on the other hand were just quite sour, but not in the pleasant way that Haribo Sour Mix are sour, this was just a rather unpleasant.

              I was rather disappointed, and I don't think I'll be having them again. That said, these were made by a very cheap brand, so maybe if I was to get some better ones they might be nicer....Who knows.

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                26.07.2008 01:45
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                I crave some flying saucers now.. damn this site!

                Flying Saucers - When I saw those two words, I had to come and review them because I remembered how good they were.

                Quite simply they are Rice Paper in the shape of a saucer with Sherbet in the middle. It's not to everyone's taste, but I find them very enjoyable.

                Put them in your mouth, and the rice paper will start to melt to the sherbet which has a nice sour tangy taste to it. It's delightful. Once you eat one, you just have to eat another. It doesn't get boring, not even after a big packet.

                I remember having these when I was younger, they were great. Tomorrow I am going to buy some, because I can't even remember the last time I ate some of the wonderful flying saucers. I am not sure about the price or nutritional information but if I remember correctly - they don't cost very much money. I don't think the sherbet is very good for you though!

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                  22.02.2008 11:49

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                  great at partys

                  flying saucers are a flying saucer shaped sweet which the outside is made of what we think is a thick sugar paper and has sherbert in the middle.

                  Although these are sweets they are not actually sweet but very sour and tangy.

                  When you put one in your mouth onto your tongue the sugar paper on the out side begins to melt, i dont find the paper has much taste to it even though it is coloured and i assume slightly flavoured.

                  Once the paper has began to melt you get a great big fizz of sherbert in your mouth which makes your taste buds jump up and down in a frenzy and then quickly fades away.

                  The sherbert to me tastes fruity and sour so i am not so keen on these as i hate anything sour but my hubby and the children love these.

                  The look on my daughters face when my hubby first put one of these in her mouth was realy funny, i thought she was going to spit it back at him, she was only about 11 months old at the time but soon developed the same love as him for these little flying saucers.

                  You can get small bags of these for about 35p which have about 10 saucers in them or in poundland you can get a bag of about 200

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                  27.01.2008 09:38
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                  Blast from the past

                  ***Background***

                  I earlier told you how getting a Chocolate Orange in my stocking at Christmas was something that had happened for many years, but that wasn't the only confectionary item that my mum always bought for me.

                  You see I have another passion when it comes to sweets and this time there is no chocolate involved. This tub of delights are a treat from old fashioned sweet shops when you used to be able to go in and get a quarter of a pound for only 20p. With them being so light you got loads and they were always one of my favourites.

                  Nowadays you don't see them so often but they do still seem to appear in shops just before Christmas and my mum, bless her, always gets me some.

                  ***What Are They?***

                  These sweets are quite simply rice paper filled with different flavoured sherbet. That's right folks there are no little green men hiding inside these little packets of fun and the only place they fly is straight into my mouth. In fact they seem to have a radar function built in because no matter how I try to stop them, they keep creeping in and it's not long before there is nothing left.

                  They come in various colours including yellow, pink, green, blue and orange and each have flavours of lemon, lime, strawberry or orange sherbet inside them. If you shake them you can hear the sherbet moving about inside.

                  There was no calorie information on the box of these that I had so I'm afraid I'm as much in the dark here as you are.

                  ***The Taste***

                  They don't really smell of anything much except a little bit of sweetness, but the taste explosion that happens when you pop one of these into your mouth is amazing. There are a couple of ways I like to eat these, after all it wouldn't do to become bored now.

                  Firstly I like to place one on my tongue and let it slowly melt. The rice paper disintegrates into a bit of a mushy substance which isn't that unpleasant really, especially as the sherbet slowly starts to burst through and leaves your tongue jumping with excitement over the tang of the little bits of powder.

                  Secondly I like to chomp into one, making sure that the sherbet is at the bottom end of course, and then tip the saucer up to let the sherbet fall gently and teasingly into my mouth. Again the taste of it just sends shivers down my spine - I'm so easily pleased.

                  This pleasure sensation doesn't really last long and I suppose that's why they are sold in big tubs, as they are highly addictive once you start and because the rice paper isn't sugary in flavour, you don't get that sickly feeling, as you would with some other sweets.

                  ***Price & Availability***

                  You can pick these up in stores like Poundstretcher at certain times of the year and I believe a tub of 100 costs around £1.99.

                  They are available on various websites though all year round. I had a look for research purposes and probably shouldn't have, as I'm going to have to try to stay away from these sites now. What will probably help with this is that most of the sweetie sites have high postage rates so it almost doubles the price of a box. If you are interested though then the sites below all have them available in various sized packs from 20 to 300.

                  www.sweetsncandy.co.uk
                  www.mrsbrowns.co.uk
                  www.villagesweetshop.com

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                    22.01.2008 19:18
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                    If your feeling low, buy some

                    mmmm, these really are delicious. They consist of sherbert incased in a coloured wafer the shape of, you guessed it, a U.F.O! Good flying saucers have more E numbers in than you can count, which makes them very good for making small children very hyper. I went on a school trip a couple of months ago, and my mother packed these wonderfull sweets, the tesco value version, for a special treat. On the third day due to a lack of sleep, i felt really down and homesick. I ate the whole packet, and was livly and happy for the rest of the trip. A bit of sugar does wonders for the soul! Most supermarkets do there own brand of these sweets, and they are a favorite with most people, what is not to like? The atractive bright casing, the sweet sherbert, and the high amount of hyperness that can be got out of them? There is nothing not to like. Simple

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