The Skittles slogan has been “Taste The Rainbow” for quite some years, but the blue part of the rainbow has always been left behind – that is until now. The new Skittles bag contains a mystery blue flavour to complete the colour spectrum. There seemed to be a generous number of blue skittles in the bag and I wondered whether they had thrown in some extra to help feed peoples curiosity.
The colour was a lighter blue than I was expecting, almost a turquoise in shade. As the aroma of skittles gives away no clues the only thing I could do was tuck in. The flavour is very sweet and very fruity and very much like a strong berry. I was quite sure the taste was that of cherries, as there was the distinctive almost almondy flavour of morello, but there seemed to be a bit of something else there to – perhaps ‘summer fruits’ but I thought I could pick up a hint of lemon as well.
Curiously the packaging had some clues on it – so if you want a mystery and to guess yourself - stop reading now. Consider this a SPOILER ALERT!
The ingredients list on the back of the packet was quite interesting. Along with the strawberry, lemon, lime flavours etc there was one other flavouring listed, and strangely it wasn’t even a fruit. Let’s remember the front of the bag still says “Skittles Fruits”. However the flavour listed on the bag was for cherry cola! Now going back to them with this in mind and I felt I could get that from the blue ones, so there you go. Bit of a strange flavour to include in a bag of fruit Skittles, it’s nice but it doesn’t seem to fit in. Was blueberry just too obvious a choice that they decided to go with something a bit different? Let me know what you think of them if you give the new blue ones a try.