Product Type: Skittles Sweets
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My Skittles have turned sour.... And they taste good!
Member Name: Lools_24
Date: 13/11/09, updated on 15/11/11 (154 review reads)
Advantages: Very sweet, chewy, sour
Disadvantages: Sour taste may be too strong for some, high sugar content
On a recent trip to the local newsagent I was slightly upset to find that one of my favourite sweet treats, Skittles were out of stock. However in their place was Skittles Sour so in my pure desperation to get a sugar fix I decided to give the Sour alternatives a try.
Skittles Sour come in a 55g plastic sweet bag. This is very similar to the traditional Skittles except instead of a red bag it is a bright lime green bag. Skittles Sour is written in large white font with lots of colourful Skittles on the front of the bag and also a rainbow. The packaging is very eye catching due to the bright clashing colours.
A 55g bag of Skittles Sour costs 55p in my local newsagent. I think this is pretty average price wise for confectionary.
When you open the bag of Skittles Sour they do not smell any different to traditional Skittles. The scent is just a sweet sugary scent and no indication that these are "sour" sweets.
The flavours in Sour Skittles are slightly different to the traditional flavours and colours. There is a raspberry flavour which is a purple colour (this is a slightly lighter purple than the traditional purple colour. Mandarin which is orange coloured. Pineapple which is yellow coloured. Apple which is green and also cherry which is a pinky red type colour.
What I noticed in general about all of the sweets is that texture wise Sour Skittles are exactly the same as traditional Skittles. These are hard and crunchy with a very chewy centre which allows the flavour to develop in your mouth. The sourness is the only real difference between Skittles Sour and Skittles. This is generally quite a sharp and tangy sour taste which makes your mouth tingle. If you put too many in your mouth this is a very strong taste which hurts your mouth, but this doesn't put me off and I quite like this sensation.
Raspberry- In the traditional bag the purple are usually one of my favourite flavours but in Skittles Sour these are my least favourite flavour. The raspberry taste is less apparent and I feel that these sweets almost have a floral type taste to them and are not as strong tasting as the other sweets in the pack and definitely less sour.
Mandarin- This is a light orange flavour, not as strong orange as the traditional orange flavour but has a very tangy sour taste to it. The mandarin taste is apparent first and then the sharp sour sensation hits your tastebuds.
Pineapple- In a traditional bag of Skittles the yellow sweets are usually my least favourite but in a bag of Skittles Sour the yellow pineapple flavour is my favourite. This is a real fruity taste which lasts as you chew the sweet. Before you even bite through the hard candy shell the sourness hits you and this is definitely the most sour flavour.
Apple- The green sweets have a lovely fruity flavour to them. The apple flavour is sour but not too sour in a tangy sense which hurts your mouth but the apple taste is so strong that it has quite a kick to it so is not suitable for the faint hearted.
Cherry- This is quite a light fruity cherry flavour but with a sharp tangy cherry aftertaste. In comparison to the other sweets (with exception to the purple) the cherry flavour is one of the least strong flavours and you have to chew the sweet quite a lot before it becomes apparent this is cherry.
Each 55g bag contains:
As you would expect with confectionary Skittles Sour are not the best food that you could eat as they are very high in sugar. But do taste so good.
I was really impressed with Skittles Sour and actually preferred the sweets (apart from the purple coloured "cherry flavoured" Skittles) more than the traditional flavours. The sweets are like traditional Skittles in that they are full of flavour and underneath the hard candy shell the sweets are nice and chewy and leave a lasting flavour in your mouth with a very sour tang. The only downside to these sweets in my eyes is that the sugar content is so high. However if you do not like sour sweets then avoid these are extremely sour.
Summary: Fruity skittles flavour with a sour after taste
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