19 June 2019

New Fruits Skittles Dips Yoghurty Coated (Morrison’s) By @SpectreUK

Three Sundays a month around mid-morning Cinabar and her mom troop out to the local supermarket to undertake the weekly food and drink shop. Being the lion of the house, I usually sleep in or go and sit in the sauna at the gym. Once a month we have our shopping delivered. I think this is because Cinabar has at least one bath a month, but I'll only share that with you…

Anyway, I was unpacking our monthly delivery earlier this week and saw this big red packet. It was lying face down in the bottom of a bag under a bunch of other more boring foodstuffs. I was instantly excited, as I love Skittles and haven't had any for ages. It was then that I turned them over and immediately exclaimed; "What the…?"

I'm reliably informed by Cinabar's teddybear that there was a terrible accident at the Skittle manufacturer's. A new consignment of regular Skittles had just been crated up and was leaving the factory when it collided with a truck full of dairy produce. This is what happened… Skittles Dips. Strawberry, Lime, Orange, Lemon and Blackcurrant Skittles all smothered in Yoghurt. Yoghurt!? It couldn't have been a double-cream truck, could it?

I usually rip the edge off a packet of Skittles and then rather un-daintily tip the entire contents into my mouth and spend a great deal of time chewing, but seeing as I'm writing a blog here I better tell you what they taste like individually. It's at this point I'd like to point out how disturbed I was when I opened the packet. Generally when I open a packet of Skittles I like to breathe in the fruity aromas before shovelling them into my gob. This time there was no fruitiness. They smelt of yoghurt!

The yoghurt coated Skittles looked more or less the same off sickly white colour each, but with different rather ill looking colours underneath their coatings. I picked up a pasty faced off white yellow lemon Skittle to start with, and noted the small residue of yoghurt on my fingers once I popped it into my mouth. It took a bit to get to the sweet through the thick yoghurt coating. It actually tasted like a really creamy lemon Skittle. I was sold from this point. The Lime tastes ridiculously good. Creamy lime. The orange made me actually want to try orange jelly and ice cream… which I usually have in separate bowls (don't get me started on that!)!

I mean, whoever came up with this idea should get a medal or something. Maybe even a statue next where the two trucks crashed into each other. And these yoghurt coated Skittles just get better and better. The Strawberry was literally to die for. Strawberries and cream! Perfect for tennis. And then came the Blackcurrant, which is generally my favourite sweet flavour in any sweet packet. I was beyond typing at this point, my tastebuds somewhere close to the ceiling. These Skittles Dips are really something special. Try them and whatever you do; don't share!

Information on the packet;
In the 115g packet there are 172 calories per 38.3g serving (supposedly 3 servings in the packet), with 6.9g of fat, 26.8g of sugar, 0.09g of salt. See photograph for ingredients.

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