Monday, 11 April 2011

Skittles Fruits: Blue Is Here [Limited Edition] (Sainsbury’s) [By @cinabar]




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.
By Cinabar

19 comments:

Lot-O-Choc said...

..cherry cola doesnt really imply fruitiness?! but oh well! whatever they thought would work!

cinabar said...

Blueberry must have been too obvious, raspberry too I suppose. Blue and cherry coke doesn't go - but to stick to the fruit theme they could have chosen something random like pineapple or (not a fruit) coconut would have been cool.

Anonymous said...

Dunno about cherry cola more like fairy liquid :)

onlineuser101 said...

dead tasty - the blue is the fruitiest flavour of the lot, yum yum

cinabar said...

seems to be getting a bit of a mixed response this one :-D

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to find ANY packets with blue skittles! I live in the Republic of Ireland , but even my friends have tasted some! Can anybody please tell me where I can get some? Any shop names?

TrubbleBubble said...

Bleurgh! They're horrible! They taste like a combination of marzipan and Play-Doh (c'mon - we've all done it!).

Davis Love III said...

I have spent so many hours tasting the blue skittle - the mystery is never-ending! Cherry cola? Quite possibly. Cherry? You never know. Blueberry? There's a chance!!!!!! Been playing the skittles game with my girlfriend - you guys should give it a go too!!! SUCH FUN :)

cinabar said...

Anon - apparently they are stocked by Centra

Trubble - nice description - :-D

Davis - you need to buy some of the foreign ones off Amazon and confuse her even more!

Anonymous said...

Blue skittles are amazing, if they were sold on there own in a bag I'd stock up on them, why are there barely any blue ones in a pack :(

Anonymous said...

according to wiki the blue ones are coconut

cinabar said...

Anon (1)- I think I got lucky, my bag had quite a few in it!

Anon (2) - The American blue sweet is coconut - but here in the UK it is cherry coke. Weird, but strangley nice!

cathystitcher said...

I think it's aniseed with a hint of lavender. Whatever it really is, it's disgusting, and not at all fruity. It reminds me of the cheapest sort of bubblegum, and I won't eat them. I try to find packets without the blue ones, but it's difficult.

cinabar said...

Nice description! Hope you manage to find some bags without the blue ones... or perhaps you could give the ones you don't like to some of the people who seem to love them! ;-)

Rose said...

Okay people, the blue flavour is so confusing, but surprisingly the blue is actually Coconut, as said on many sites about skittles and such, I even taste the coconutty part right at the end, but I really did think it was blue raspberry -.-

cinabar said...

Ok - it is confusing as there is an American blue skittle and a UK blue skittle.

So - to clarify:

American bags - Blue = COCONUT
UK bags - Blue = CHERRY COKE

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mediabore said...

Tastes like toilet duck.

cathystitcher said...

How would you know that it tastes like something you clean the loo with????????????????

mediabore said...

...clean the loo with, clean your teeth with - it's very versatile!