Product Type: Skittles Sweets
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Sour but not too sour
Member Name: iamasadlittleboy
Advantages: Taste, Texture
Disadvantages: Not sour enough for some and too sour for others
One of the most well loved fruit sweets in Britain are Mars manufactured candy's "Skittles", the little hard coated chews which are currently being sold as a chance to "Taste the rainbow". As a side product Mars released some "Sour Skittles" as a new variation of the brand, which means the sweets have a much more sour fruit taste as opposed to the normal Strawberry and Orange flavours of the original Skittles. The original Skittles which come in a red packet have a changed colour of packet for this sour version, and now come in green though keep the iconic rain bow design in the centre of the packet with "Skittles" written across the centre. These are much rarer than the normal Skittles and often cost a little bit more in fact they are usually around 55p for a 55g bag.
When the packet is opened there's several handfuls of sweets in the bag coming in 5 colours (funny considering the sweets have 6 different colours in them according to the packet). The sweets are small and hard, covered in Carnauba wax) with soft chewy insides to them, each one has a white S on them (the sixth colourant?) which helps make them stand out compared to things like Smarties and coloured medical pills. When chewed they are sweet but yet sour with fruity undertones, each of the 5 colours has a different taste which makes eating them in combinations more fun than eating just one at a time. When compared to the normal ones they have more flavour to them, but the fruit flavours seem much less recognisable. Although they are more sour than the normal skittles it's hard to actually consider them as being truly "sour sweets" as they don't have that explosive sourness of some other sweets. Sour but not overly.
Nutritional Information (per 100g)
1692 KJ (Energy)
The product contains a host of E numbers both acids and colours (E100, E12, E132, E133, E160e and E171 are all the colours, the acids are E296, E330, E331 and E334). Possibly advisable to keep these away from kids who react badly to E numbers.
Overall they have more taste and attitude to normal Skittles which help them stand out and actually seem to be an improvement on normal Skittles though as with any "sour" sweets there is the distinctive possibility that just being "sour" is an off putting quality. With 5 separate flavours there is plenty to try and the packets do contain a lot of sweets of which are very good quality and rather unique in taste. Well worth a try if you like sour sweets.
Summary: I likes'dem
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