Fizzle You, Skittles!

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Skittles has a new "flavor". It seems they couldn't be content with screwing up ice cream and chocolate (most artificially chocolate flavored things never turn out right, just like most chocolate scented things never turn out smelling like chocolate).

No, they went and made something called "Fizzl'd Fruits".
This could be construed many ways in this day and age.



My husband picked them up from a gas station, curious about what a Fizzl'd Fruit really was. But from the wrapper's description, I thought "Oh, cool, maybe it's like Skittles and Pop Rocks got mixed together." I couldn't wait to try them, with flavors listed on the back like Melon Berry, Berry Punch, Strawberry, Raspberry and Wild Cherry.

I opened the package and found some white sand-covered Skittles. I thought "Uh oh, sugary sour sand..." and feared they would be like Sour Patch kids. Not terrible, but not new or something I'd eat by any means. Unless I was really, really craving candy.



My husband and I both tried them. His reaction needed bleeping: "They tastes like s***!"

My first reaction was:



When I could talk again, I said, "Oh my god, it tastes like baking soda! What the hell?"

So then I flip the package over. AND IT IS BAKING SODA!!!!!



The Wrigley Jr. Company just coated Skittles with frakkin' baking soda and called it candy. That's cheating!

They do not fizz. They taste like nasty salted Skittles. Salty, sandy, brine-encrusted Skittles. If salty candy is your thing, go for it. They're just regular Skittles once you get past the baking soda coating. But unless you actually like letting a coating of crusty baking soda sand dissolve on your tongue just to get to some Skittles, I'd say just buy the red bagged Skittles.

Leave these to people with no taste buds.


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19 comments:

  1. eww icky! is it like sour patch kids? or just plain crap? i HATED their chocolate ones. but i think i liked the smoothie flavors

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  2. It's nothing remotely like Sour Patch Kids. It's Sandy Salty Patch Kids. Plain crap. :(

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  3. hahah.. now i kind of want to try them. they look terrible!

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  4. Another flop...M&M pretzels bites!

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  5. Thanks for the heads up I will be sure not to pick a pack of those up anytime soon

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  6. By putting in the bicarbonate, maybe they're trying to help with stomach ache you'll get from that crap.

    Your face says it all.

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  7. By putting in the bicarbonate, maybe they're trying to help with stomach ache you'll get from that crap.

    Your face says it all.

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  8. Valerie (discerningchichi)May 18, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Not seen these here in the UK, but from your experience, I don't think I'll want to try them out, if I do come across them!

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  9. gross! that's like the coconut flavored m&ms i was tricked into buying. i can't even give 'em away!

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  10. Yuck! Sounds like a serious mistake in the lab.... and they ran with it!

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  11. Skittles are my favorite kind of candy...I picked these up from Walmart and had the same reaction you did. They were TERRIBLE! I only ate a few and threw the rest in the trash.

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  12. That sounds gross! Baking soda candy, ugh... I just started following your blog from the Etsy forums. It's beautiful, great blog!

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  13. Hello from a new follower! ...and my GOD that sounds disgusting! ...though I admit I liked the chocolate ones. I know, I know, I'm a sick person.

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  14. that's so messed up how it's actually baking soda on there! i actually like sour patch kids, but briny skittles don't sound quite that appealing to me...

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  15. That sounds and looks terrible. Thanks for doing the investigating for us!

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  16. You're right, these are god-awful.

    Here they are called Skittles Fizzles.

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  17. I actually like them, sort of. They do start a little salty, but they kinda remind me of Bottle Caps candy, that root beer flavor that was fizzy, and when you get the fizziness with the Skittles flavors, it sort of reminds me of a Skittles soda :) Not 100% sure if the Skittles Fizzles (the name here in Canada) are the same formulation as the US one, but I wasn't disgusted by them. Doubt I'll get another bag, but I will finish this one.

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  18. Actually, they aren't salty at all XD And they do "Fizz" a bit. They're like a foamy version of the sour skittles.

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