List of Skittles products

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Skittles candy products, produced by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, come in a wide variety of flavors and colors. Some varieties are only released for a limited time; others are available only in particular regions of the world. The oldest Skittles product is Original Fruit Skittles, which was originally released in Europe in 1974, and was launched in the United States in 1979.[1] The most recent flavor, Dessert, was released in late 2013. Earlier Skittles products tended to focus on fruit flavors, more recent products have branched out to include flavors such as chocolate, bubble gum, popcorn, mint, and sours. Skittles products also come in a wide variety of colors, although different Skittles products often use the same colors for sweets with different flavors. For example, the color yellow is associated with lemon flavor in Original Fruit Skittles and as banana berry in Tropical Skittles.

List[edit]

Name Colours and Flavours Notes Year
Original Fruit Skittles In the UK, purple Skittles are blackcurrant.

In Taiwan, South Korea, China, Australia, and, as of 2014, the United States of America Lime is replaced with Green Apple flavor.
Lime was moved to the "Darkside" flavor in 2013. Green Apple also replaced Lime in the United States for a brief time in 2001, as part of a promotion.[2] In 2013, this change was made permanent.

  • Backlash erupted over this change, dubbed 'greenapplenastiness.' [3]
1974[1]
Tropical Tropical Skittles typically have two flavors in one skittle.[1] 1989[1]
Wild Berry A variant with fizzy powder existed in 2010-2011 (known as Fizzl'd Fruits), but some of the colors were changed. Was launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2012 and in the UK in 2014. 1989[1]
Tart-N-Tangy Flavors were those that represent the sour Skittles that were released after these were discontinued with slight differences to the flavors. Specifics on the flavors are sketchy. Discontinued in 1992. Was later replaced by Sour Skittles in the bright green package. 1989
Crazy Cores (shell color, core) Sold in bulk stores in the U.S. (e.g., Sam's Club)
Introduced in the UK in 2011. Withdrawn from the UK in 2013, replaced by Confused Skittles
2008[4]/2011 (UK)
Skittles Confused The Flavors were meant to be Fruit Skittles with The Colors and flavors Mixed up, showing the answers on the back. Skittles with mixed up flavors and colors. sold for a short time in the UK in 2008. They came in Purple Bags with a large question mark. These are not the same as the ones you buy today. 2008
Confused? Similar to an incarnation previously sold in the UK where the same colored shell can contain different flavors, a green piece may be cherry in one bag, and peach in another. Part of the 2013 UK brand re-launch. Carried the tagline 'Confuse the Rainbow, Taste the Rainbow'
Sour Vary in flavor in both the United States and the United Kingdom.


*Sour Green Apple replaced Sour Lime in the U.S., likely in late 2012.[5]

2000[1]
Crazy Sours European edition of Sour Skittles. 2000
Smoothie Mix In 2005,[1] Smoothie Mix Skittles were introduced.

The name comes from a smoothie, which is a fruit mix drink.
Product sold in either orange bags or boxes.[1]

2005[1]
Ice Cream Treats N/A 2006[6]
Carnival N/A N/A
Skittles Unlimited In 2007, Limited Edition Carnival Skittles were re-released as 'Skittles Unlimited'

Sold in Canada in black packaging as a limited edition.

N/A
Double Sour These types of Skittles are coated with a double portion of very sour citric acid crystals.

Like Sour Skittles, this product is sold in either bright green bags or boxes.

N/A
Extreme Fruit
Gum
These Skittles have the same flavors as Extreme Fruit Skittles Bubble Gum.

Comes in either black bags or boxes.

2006[1]
Mint Unlike ordinary Skittles, they came in plastic containers instead of bags.[7] 2002
Skittles Mints A variety of mint-flavored Skittles, different from Mint Skittles, sold for a time in Europe.

Instead of the usual bag or plastic containers,
they were sold in a 55-gram (1.94-oz) deep turquoise-colored box.

N/A
Extra Chewy Mints Revival of the Skittles Mints under the "Extra" brand, with all flavors but "Toffee Mint" included. Later renamed as just "Chewy Mints" N/A
Chocolate Sold in 1.94 oz (55 g) bags just like M&M's. 2008[1]
Chocolate Mix Packaged in brown bags and boxes. 2007[6]
Liquorice
  • Black Liquorice (black)
  • Liquorice Aniseed (green)
  • Liquorice Mint (white)
  • Liquorice Spice (red)
  • Liquorice Vanilla (orange)
These were sold in Europe in 55-gram (1.94-oz) boxes instead of the usual bags. N/A
Citrus Sold in Australia with Orange wrapping. N/A
Fresh Mint N/A N/A
Skittles Sensations Skittles with 'hot' and 'cool' flavors. 2008
Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits Wild Berry Skittles with fizzing powder coating. were discontinued in 2012 due to low sales. 2010[6]
Skittles Blenders Skittles with two flavors blended together. 2011[6]
Skittles Riddles Skittles with colors that don't match the flavors. They were similar to the 2008 Confused Skittles from the UK, where the same colored shell can contain different flavors. A green piece may be apple in one bag, and cherry in another. Colors include red, pink, green, teal, and blue. 2012. Marketed as 'Confused Skittles' in the UK
Skittles Darkside Skittles with a slight bold fruit taste. 2013
Skittles Dessert
  • Raspberry Sorbet (Red)
  • Blueberry Tart (Blue)
  • Key Lime Pie (Green)
  • Orange Creme (Orange)
  • Strawberry Milkshake (Pink)
Skittles with dessert flavors, found at Wal-Marts in the United States beginning late November 2013 and in Canada beginning in 2014 2013
Seattle Mix Skittles
  • Raspberry (Blue)
  • Melon Berry (Green)
Limited Edition. Only available with Skittles Football Auction items in January 2014. 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Skittles". Wrigley Company. Wrigley Company. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ JPS. "The Great Skittle Debate". February-7.com. Retrieved 2003-02-19. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Mars Press Release
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ a b c d Blog items categorized as "Skittles" at Candy Blog on typetive.com
  7. ^ "Mint Skittles. (Candy Product Update).". Confectioner. 2002-06-01. Retrieved 2009-07-11. [dead link]