Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Skittles Blenders

Wrigley’s (part of Mars) has quietly released a new variety of Skittles called Skittles Blenders. They feature blended fruit flavors.

Skittles Blenders

The package is bright yellow with sky blue accents. I’m not sure if Blenders requires an exclamation point at the end or a tornado like the package shows. Unlike the Crazy Cores introduced about two years ago that have contrasting flavors for the shell and center, these flavor combinations are completely combined.

Skittles Blenders

The package smells a lot like the Tropical Skittles at first.

Blue - Melon Berry Burst (tm) - the aqua blue Skittles have a distinct flavor that’s just like Tropical Punch but tastes nothing like the melon or berry mentioned in the name. It’s tangy and certainly vibrant.
Green - Watermelon Green Apple Freeze (tm) - this piece has a strong watermelon note at first and then a lingering plasticky green apple finish. It’s not as tart as the Melon Berry Burst, but still has a good balance of sweet and sour that I expect from my Skittles.
Pink - Strawberry Lime Burst (tm) - this was my favorite, simply because I actually like lime and strawberry individually. The strawberry keeps this one sweet and floral, but the lime gives it a peppery citrus burst with a slight hint of bitter lime. It was a bit like a strawberry daiquiri.
Red - Cherry Tropicolada (tm) - these were quite strong with a good cherry flavor on top and then a tropical punch flavor underneath with just a hint of sweet coconut. There was a burning taste somewhere at the end that seared my throat, I couldn’t decide if it was part of the experience or the food colorings.
Peach - Mango Lemonade Freeze (tm) - the lemonade on this is good, a sweet and floral version of lemon with a bit of a peach vibe to it towards the end. I had two bags of these Skittles and one of them had much more mango-ness to them.

I’m underwhelmed by this new version. There were two flavors that I picked out to eat, which left 3/5 of the package uneaten by me. I have nothing against the invention of new flavors or new flavor combinations but the fact that all of these are trademarked leads me to believe that there were more intellectual property lawyers involved in the creation of this candy than actual candy makers. I wish Wrigley’s/Mars would just stick to really great flavors instead of these strange mixes. They make a Citrus Mix for Australia, why won’t they give those a try in the United States?

The package states that they are gluten free and gelatin free. It also reminds you to do your part and dispose of the wrappers in the trash. Skittles are fortified with vitamin C and a package 40% of your daily recommended amount.

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  4. Starburst Retro
  5. Skittles Carnival Flavors
  6. Skittles (Fruits, Wild Berry, Tropical, Smoothies & Sour)
  7. Starburst Icy Bursts

Name: Skittles Riddles
Brand: Wrigley’s
Place Purchased: Target (West Hollywood)
Price: $3.39
Size: 14 ounces
Calories per ounce: 110
Categories: Candy, Mars, Wrigley's, Chews, 7-Worth It, United States, Target

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  1. ‘Fortified with vitamin C’? Why? Reminds me of the Cocoa Pebbles box that had ‘FORTIFIED WITH VITAMIN D!’ emblazoned proudly on the front. I’m sorry, I buy Cocoa Pebbles for a youthful guilty pleasure, not because I can imagine them being healthy in any sense of the word. :D

    Comment by Stephen on 2/22/11 at 12:58 pm #
  2. Curious, do you find that if you suck on Skittles before chewing them that the taste is really chemically, more so than other colored candies of this kind?

    I remember when Skittles were first available in Canada, in the early 80s. I learned not to suck on them at all because of the horrible taste. When I simply chewed, I enjoyed them a lot. Other candies with coatings can taste kind of bad too, but back then at least, Skittles were particularly awful that way!

    Comment by Lillea on 2/22/11 at 5:46 pm #
  3. I get all of my vitamin c from skittles. And I agree, more of these companies need to perfect the basic flavors rather then go with the weird novelty combinations. I would love some citrus skittles!

    Comment by Steve on 2/23/11 at 4:07 pm #
  4. is it me, or does nayone else hate skittles blenders, they just taste awkward and gross

    Comment by brandon on 3/12/11 at 4:33 pm #
  5. I bought a big bag of these Skittles for the candy machine in my room, and they’re pretty good… but the blue ones taste HORRID to me, and I usually love blue-colored and berry-flavored candies. The rest are pretty good though!

    Comment by Asia on 7/18/12 at 8:38 pm #
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