Satellites: They're Out of This World!

These flying-saucer-shaped candies are so much fun. 

Remember Satellites? 

In the 1950s and beyond, kids everywhere were flocking to the candy store to buy them by the bag. 

They were a unique invention: a thin, melt-in-your-mouth wafer filled with colorful candy beads. And, best of all, they were made to look like UFOs! Even those who don't like them (or those who have never tried them!) can agree...that's pretty cool. 

The company behind the treats was––believe it or not––a manufacturer of communion wafers. They were struggling with sales, so they turned their rice wafers into candy! Aside from being convenient, tasty, and just downright fun, Satellites also became popular as a Summer candy; unlike chocolate, they could withstand the heat. 

So where do extraterrestrials come in? 

The candy was invented during The Space Race, when the U.S. was battling to be the first to conquer space exploration. Obviously, outer space was on everyone's minds. There were a lot of UFO sightings at the time, too! For the makers of Satellites, turning the wafers into something "out of this world" made perfect sense. 

So, now that you know all of that, we have an important question: have you ever  tried a Satellite? 

If you haven't, you're missing out. 

And if you's time to relive your childhood! 

Click here to travel to outer space! 



P.S...want to know the best way to eat a Satellite? Put the whole thing in your mouth and let it dissolve! Or, take a bite out of the wafer and pour the candy beads into your mouth. 

Do you have a favorite way to eat Satellites? Let us know in the comments! 



1 comment

  • Kathy Lowther

    I have never had these candies.