I'm always on the lookout for new candy at any store I walk into. I think my entire family has developed a sixth sense for finding candy that has just come out or that we've never tried before. I was at the convenience store near my work when this bright yellow package caught my eye. I instantly knew it was something new and exciting. I turned and there it was, a new flavor of Skittles. I'd like to tell you that angels sang and I heard a lovely tune while a bright light illuminated the candy aisle, but all I heard was some grumpy old guy that smelled really bad grumble at me for holding up the line. Oh well, it still didn't ruin the moment for me, for I'd found a new candy to try!
The idea behind this flavor of Skittles is that they've taken several different flavors and mixed them into a new Skittle. I'd like to think the flavors were new, but I found myself eating them thinking, "Haven't I had this one before?". Maybe I've eaten too much candy, maybe Skittles makes too many special flavors and new packages. I'm not sure what it was but I felt like I'd eaten all of these before. I'm not saying these are bad, several of them were quite tasty, but none of them WOW'd me (one of them did make me spit it out in disgust though). But these are Skittles and I love that "bite sized candy" mixture of sugar and corn syrup, I always have and I probably always will....even in flavors that don't seem entirely new.
You can see the breakdown of each flavor above. Each full line is ten delicious Skittles, well except the blue ones, those were horrible. The flavors in this new pack include (from top to bottom) mango lemonade freeze, melon berry burst, cherry tropicolada, watermelon green apple freeze, and strawberry lime blast. I didn't have a favorite here and I really liked all but the blue, which is melon berry burst. No one in our family liked that one. I'm not sure about the "blenders" name because you can't always taste the flavors separately. I though the mango lemonade freeze would be my favorite, but I couldn't taste the mango flavor. I'm not sure if the names or flavors are supposed to make me think of the tropics or summer but I loved the names. Whoever thought of the name "tropicolada" is a genius in my book. I could not have thought that up in a million years and I love it. My guess is that this is a new "summer" flavor since there has been or is a Tropical Skittles for sale. I don't think it matters because the cult following of Skittles, or just the sheer love of sugar and corn syrup, will help these things sell like frozen drinks on a hot summer's day.