Flying saucer (confectionery)

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Flying saucers

Flying saucers (Flemish: Zure ouwels) are small spheroidal capsules of sherbet-filled rice paper.[citation needed] The first flying saucers were produced in the early 1950s when an Antwerp based producer of communion wafers, Belgica, faced a decline in demand for their product, an account confirmed by Astra, the company which now owns the Belgica brand. Flying saucers are officially registered as a traditional product of Flanders.[1] They remain a popular sweet in Belgium and the United Kingdom. Flying saucers came 12th in a 2009 poll among adults for 'Britain's top sweets'.[2]


  1. ^ Traditional products of Flanders (in Flemish)
  2. ^ Renton, Alex (10 September 2009). "Goody goody gumdrops". Times 2. The Times. London. pp. 8-9.