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Are Flying Saucers Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Flying saucers, UFOs, those colourful wafer sweets filled with fizzy sherbet – whatever you called them, everyone’s tried these retro sweets at some point. But are they vegan?

Whether or not the various colours do indeed taste different, we’ll never know; but we can conclusively discover if they’re suitable for vegans.

Flying saucers

Whether you know these sweets from your local pick ‘n’ mix, or you were lucky enough to come across an undiluted box of just flying saucers, everyone can remember just how much they make your nose wrinkle.  

These colourful and fizzy sweets are made up of a wafer shell and filly with tangy sherbert, unsurprisingly somewhat resembling a cartoon UFO. Granted, they might not have the most natural ingredients list (sugar, maize starch, dextrose, a good few E numbers and more) but are they suitable for vegans? 

flying saucer sweets macro

Photo credits: Sweet Traditions

Are flying saucer sweets vegan?

Yes, your inner child will be thrilled to learn that flying saucers are completely vegan-friendly. So, what are you waiting for? Get to your local sweet shop before they all disappear. 

Send more vegan questions out way via the comments.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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