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Skittles Blenders

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.

Skittles Blenders

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.


Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1 bag = 1 serving = 220 calories, 2.5g fat, 40g sugars
Price: $.89 purchased at local convenience store
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RodzillaReviews

I was wondering how different these would be from tropical skittles, or crazy cores (which I've never tried)

Sugarpressure

Not much different. You eat them and think to yourself, "I've eaten these before, haven't I?" They are a tad bit different but until they create a bacon or ham flavor, it's the same Skittle with a twist. Thanks for the comment!

Adam

Can i ask what kind of camera and set up you got going on to take these amazing photos? Do you use photoshop to edit them?

Sugarpressure

Thanks for the comment Adam. I use a Nikon D50 with a 50mm prime lens. All of the photos are taken in a cardboard white box I made for about $2 and yes, I do run them through Photoshop. Some days I have plenty of time to make them look really good in Photoshop and some days I don't. I'm glad you like the photos, thank you!

Jay HERNANDEZ

You know as a fellow candy addict myself. I too found myself today at the gas station and happen to come across the blenders skittles. (infact i bought one of each "bag color"). I don't think the flavors are the "same" and I do infact think they taste like advertized. Ex. Mango Lemonade taste like mango and lemon. I thought the Melon Berry ones were delicious, infact as far as skittles go I normally like all of them BUT I thought the CHerry Tropicolada had a bad taste to it. Though I have to agree this wasn't a WOW kind of flavor, it was OK. Personally I'd rather just have a bag of WILD BERRY skittles or sour skittles.

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