Flying saucers are dimpled discs made from rice paper, filled with sherbet. The first flying saucers were produced in the 1960s. They remain a popular sweet in the United Kingdom, with a 2004 survey naming them as the most popular sweet of all time, while a 2009 survey ranked them as the 12th most popular sweet in the country.
- "Our sweetest memory, a sherbet flying saucer". Daily Mail (London). 6 October 2004. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-320684/Our-sweetest-memory-sherbet-flying-saucer.html. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- Alex Renton (10 September 2009). "Humbugs, mints, gums and our Top 20 sweets". The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/real_food/article6827812.ece. Retrieved 25 January 2011.