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Satellite Wafers – UFO Shaped Candies

Satellite Wafers

Last Updated on April 27, 2021 by Jim Edwards


What are Satellite Wafers?

Satellite Wafers are candies that look like flying saucers/ UFO. The wafers are bite-sized, and they are sold in bulk as individual pieces are not wrapped separately. 

The candy comprises the outer shell with a paper-like texture. The insides are filled with sugary beads or tangy powder.

History of Satellite Wafers

British Confectioners launched Satellite Wafers in the early 20th century. The exact date of inception is unknown, but the candy has been around for more than 60 years. The idea behind inventing Satellite Wafers was to produce a candy that can last long, thus provide a long-term investment.

The candies have a flying saucer shape to make them look interesting. Satellite Wafers were a popular snack in the United Kingdom that were sold in movie theatres and corner shops.

Later, the manufacturing facilities of Satellite Wafers expanded in Eastern Europe because of cheaper operation costs. It soon entered the American market and became a popular snack. 

Gerrit J. Verburg Co is the current producers of Satellite Wafers.

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What is the Taste and Flavor of Satellite Wafers like?

The taste of the candy is a bit bland. It does have a generic sweetness to it. The outer shell has a cardboard-like texture. When you take a bite, it feels like paper initially. It does have a slight crunch, and the shell dissolves in no time. 

The inside of the wafer contains tiny candy pearls/beads. The beads are sugary and sweet. They are crunchy, but the crunch is grain-like since the beads are very small. Sometimes the insides are filled with sour powder that leaves a tangy sensation on the tongue. Also, because of the beads, when you shake them they make a noise that sounds like maracas. So kids love them because they also make noise!

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The wafers come in different colors (blue, orange, pink, white), but the colors do not earmark any particular flavor. All the pieces have similar flavoring (sweet and tangy). 

What are the ingredients in Satellite Wafers?

The ingredients in Satellite Wafers are sugar pearls (Sugar, water, vegetable oil, beeswax, artificial flavor, artificial colors – Yellow 6, Blue 2), corn starch, artificial colors (Yellow 6, Blue 2, Red 40).

Nutritional Facts of Satellite Wafers

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of 35 grams (28 pieces approximately).

% Daily Value
Total Fat (0 g) 0%
Saturated Fat (0 g) 0%
Trans Fat (0 g) 0%
Total Carbohydrates (34 g) 12%
Dietary Fiber (0 g) 0%
Total Sugar (20 g)
Of which added sugar (20 g) 40%
Sodium (25 mg) 1%
Cholesterol (o mg) 0%
Protein (0 g) 0%
Potassium (0 mg) 0%
Calcium (0 mg) 0%
Iron (0 mg) 0%
Vitamin A (0 mcg) 0%
Vitamin C (0 mcg) 0%
Vitamin D (o mcg) 0%

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Satellite Wafers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many calories are there in Satellite Wafers?

There are 150 calories in thirty pieces (40 grams) of Satellite Wafers. A single piece contains five calories.

How to Eat Satellite Wafers?

There are a few different ways to eat these wafers. You can bit into the side and pour the sweet pebbles inside into your mouth. You can bite and chew the entire thing in one bite because they are so small. Or you can put it in your mouth and just suck on it like a hard candy as it dissolves in your mouth.

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Are Satellite Wafers gluten-free?

Satellite Wafers are gluten-free and non-GMO. 

Are Satellite Wafers Vegan?

Satellite Wafers are not vegan. They contain beeswax as one of the ingredients. Beeswax is produced by honey bees which makes it an ingredient that is from an animal source.


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Video: ASMR Eating Video of Satellite Wafers (aka “UFO Candy”)

Minee Kim is one of our favorite ASMR YouTuber’s! In this video, she eats the Satellite Wafers and you can see the beautiful colors of the wafers and hear the sounds they make. It’s a very fun video and will probably make you want to try these UFO candies soon!


Related: See our Review of Wacky Wafers Candy, another colorful childhood favorite. And Jolly Ranchers are also bright and colorful and have even more flavor!

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