List of Skittles products

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Skittles candy products, produced by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, come in a wide variety. Most of the varieties 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, Trick Plays, was released in August 2017. 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.

The original Skittles in the United States were orange, lemon, lime, grape and strawberry. [2] Skittles no longer has the original Skittles for sale in the United States, although they label the package as if they are original. Skittles lime was changed to green apple.[3][4] A "Long Lost Lime" variation of Skittles has been released in summer 2017 and 2018, bringing the lime flavor back to the original mix of Skittles for a limited time only.

List[edit]

Name Colors and flavors Notes Year
Original Skittles In Ireland, the UK and Sweden, purple Skittles are blackcurrant.

In Taiwan, South Korea, China, Australia, and, as of 2013, 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 April 2001, as part of a promotion.[5] In 2013, this change was made permanent.

1974[1]
Tropical (Rainforest) Tropical Skittles typically have two flavors in one skittle.[1] 1989[1]
Wild Berry Was launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2012 and in the UK in 2014. A variant with fizzy powder existed in 2010-2011 (known as Fizzl'd Fruits), but some of the colors were changed. 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[6]/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. 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.[7]

2001[1]
Crazy Sours The former Tart & Tangy. Available in Europe. (Sours are also available in Europe) 2003
Smoothie Mix In 2009,[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]

2009[1]
Ice Cream Treats Mainly sold in bodegas in urban cities 2010[8]
Carnival N/A N/A ended in 2010/2011
Skittles Unlimited In 2011, Limited Edition Carnival Skittles were re-released as 'Skittles Unlimited'

Sold in Canada in blued 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.[9] 2013
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[8]
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. 2009
Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits Wild Berry Skittles with fizzing powder coating. Discontinued in 2012 due to low sales. 2010[8]
Skittles Blenders Skittles with two flavors blended together. 2011.[8] Discontinued in 2014
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. Discontinued in 2014 (US)
Skittles Darkside
  • Wicked Pomegranate (Red)
  • Forbidden Fruit (US)(Blue)/Sweet Strawberry (UK) (Purple)
  • Midnight Lime (Green)
  • Dark Berry (US)(Purple)/ Dark Berry (UK) (Blue)
  • Blood Orange (Orange)
Skittles with a slight bold fruit taste. Was launched in the UK in 2015 as a limited edition flavor. 2013. Discontinued in 2015, relaunched 2016 for a limited time Halloween release only.
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. Discontinued in 2016
Seattle Mix Skittles
  • Raspberry (Blue)
  • Melon Berry (Green)
Limited Edition. Only available with Skittles Football Auction items in January 2014. Re-released as Super Bowl XLIX edition in 2015. 2014
Skittles Orchards
  • Red Apple (light red)
  • Cherry (dark red)
  • Lime (green)
  • Peach (peach)
  • Orange (orange)
Skittles with fruit flavor you might find on an Orchard 2014. Discontinued in 2017
Flavor Mash-Ups! Contains a mix of Tropical and Wild Berry Skittles 2015
Skittles Sweets & Sours
  • Sweet Strawberry (pink)
  • Sweet Orange (orange)
  • Sour Cherry (red)
  • Sweet Watermelon (green)
  • Sour Blue Raspberry (blue)
Skittles with sweet and sour flavors. 2016
Skittles America Mix
  • Wild Berry (light blue)
  • Blackberry (dark blue)
  • Strawberry (red)
  • Raspberry (dark red)
  • Yumberry (white)
Skittles with colors of the American flag. April-July 2016, 2017, and 2018
Skittles Cauldron
  • Petrified Pear (Light Green)
  • Gripping Grape (Purple)
  • Twisted Tangerine (Orange)
  • Bogey Berry (Blue)
  • Lurking Lemon (Yellow)
Skittles with spooky flavors Halloween 2016 and 2017
Skittles Brightside
  • Paradise Punch (Blue)
  • Kiwi Banana (Yellow)
  • Tangerine (Orange)
  • Watermelon (Green)
  • Pink Lemonade (Pink)
Skittles with bright colors. Found in some Walmarts in October 2016, expected for a nationwide release 2017 2017
Skittles Fruits & Sours
  • Strawberry (Red)
  • Lime (Green)
  • Blackcurrant (Purple)
  • Sour Mandarin (Orange)
  • Sour Pineapple (Yellow)
  • Sour Raspberry (Pink)
Mixture of 3 flavours from Fruits and Crazy Sours flavours. Limited Edition in the UK. Early-Mid 2017
Skittles Pride Fruits
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Blackcurrant
  • Lemon
  • Lime
Fruit Skittles all in white to celebrate Pride Month in June 2017 in the UK. June 2017
Skittles Trick Plays
  • Comeback Cherry
  • Audible Apple
  • Raspberry Rush
  • Strawberry Sneak
  • For-the-Win Watermelon
Limited edition US release in partnership with the National Football League.
Colors don't match the flavors (colors are pink, light green, teal, blue, and red).
Fall 2017
Skittles Sweet Heat
  • Fiery Watermelon (Light Red)
  • Blazin' Mango (Light Orange)
  • Flamin' Orange (Orange)
  • Sizzlin' Strawberry (Pink)
  • Lemon Spark (Yellow)
Skittles with a spicy kick.
Colors are in shades of red, orange, and yellow.
December 2017
Skittles Holiday Mix
  • Grape (Green)
  • Green Apple (Light Green)
  • Strawberry (Dark Red)
  • Wild Cherry (Red)
  • Lemon (Light Green)
Skittles with a Christmas combo. <Worldwide> colors in red and green December 2015-30 December 2017
Skittles Love Mix
  • Watermelon (Light Red)
  • White grape (White)
  • Strawberry (Red)
  • Cherry (Dark Red)
  • Yumberry (White)
Target-only release January 2018
Skittles Summer Splash
  • Strawberry (pink)
  • Orange (orange)
  • Kiwi Banana (yellow)
  • Watermelon (green)
  • Blue Raspberry (teal)
Dollar General-only release June 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Skittles". Wrigley Company. Wrigley Company. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Skittles | Skittles Flavors | Skittles Candy". Wrigley.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  3. ^ "TIL that the green skittle is now apple flavored, not lime. : todayilearned". Reddit.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Skittles Swaps Green Apple Flavor with Lime, Changes 'Original' Rainbow". Foodbeast.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  5. ^ JPS. "The Great Skittle Debate". February-7.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2003. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  6. ^ Mars Press Release
  7. ^ "Skittles Original, Now with Green Apple". Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  8. ^ a b c d Blog items categorized as "Skittles" at Candy Blog on typetive.com
  9. ^ "Mint Skittles. (Candy Product Update)". Confectioner. 2012-06-01. Archived from the original on December 16, 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-11.