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Carnival In The Office - Skittles Carnival Reviewed

When I heard about the new limited edition Carnival Skittles (thanks for the tip candyblog!), I knew I'd have to try them. Luckily my local 7-11 had them in stock, so I purchased a pack and rounded up the recruits for a quick taste test.

The pack was a nice bright yellow color with five flavors inside. Here's what we thought of them:

Red Licorice (red): Tasted suprisingly like red licorice, although the texture was wrong with that flavor. No one could figure out why you'd want to eat red licorice skittles over actual real red licorice. Quote that sums it up: "Why would you make candy that tastes like candy?"

Bubble Gum (pink): This one tasted exactly like what you'd expect. It also has a similar texture, and is a bit odd when it disappears. Quote that sums it up: "Tastes exactly like Bazooka Joe bubble gum."

To see what we thought of the other three flavors,

Cotton Candy (teal): I thought it shouldn't have been blue, but was out-voted. It was nice like spun sugar, but I couldn't quite figure out which flavor it was. Quote that sums it up: "Tastes like a circle lollipop." (You'll have to ask Molly to explain that one)

Green Slushy (lime green): We all agreed, this one should have been named "Margarita" instead. Quote that sums it up: "When's happy hour?" Oh and surprisingly, although a geek did not know the flavor choices, he was able to identify it as "slushy" flavored.

Candy Apple (pale yellow): This was my personal favorite. It was sweet, yet slightly tart, sort of like apple flavored mentos. However, I'm not sure it was "candy apple" flavored - candy apple makes me think of those sticky red apples that are sort of just sugary tasting - but it was delicious. Quote that sums it up: "I could eat a whole pack of those."

In the end we thought they "nailed it" - the flavors definitely tasted like the flavors they said they were. Our biggest complaint that was if you took a handful, the flavor combo wasn't so great. However I personally thought that meant they "nailed that" too. I mean, have you ever mixed stuff at the carnival? Not exactly pleasant either.

Overall we'd eat them again, but we wouldn't choose them over the regular flavor. If it was a bag of the candy apple only, well then that might be a different story...

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krob krob 8 years
The bubblegum flavor was BAD
Cadet Cadet 8 years
I must try these new Skittles... Mmmm!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
hmmmm why did they do this again? not a big Skittles fan. I'd rather have chocolate!
Lizz-Bizzle Lizz-Bizzle 8 years
they sound so cool! I'd like to try them!
designergirl designergirl 8 years
None of the flavors sound very good to me. A bubble gum skittle- gross!
A_Kat A_Kat 8 years
HOW FUN!
fulooped fulooped 8 years
I've been trying to find them... =(
muffinmaggie muffinmaggie 8 years
i haven't tried these, but the packaging is adorable!
SU3 SU3 8 years
mmm... skittles. I haven't tried these. YET. Cool new flavors!
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
i liked the candy apple ones best too. the licorice one tasted like mr.bubble to me.
mellie_608 mellie_608 8 years
This is pretty funny! Click the link below for an article from the blog titled "Cotton and Sand" They have a funny spoof on all the limited edition candy that is out right now. Beware, some of it may be in poor taste, but I think it's pretty funny, they do have a point! http://cottonandsand.com/?p=415
mellie_608 mellie_608 8 years
I agree with the combo complaint. I tried these as well, and only ate the flavors separately too. The bubble gum flavor made me nauseous after awhile. Apple and slushy were indeed the best. They sold them in bigger bags at Safeway, and that's where I got mine to try.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 8 years
I'd like to try these, but I've yet to see them up here. I hope they aren't only available in the US.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
Yummy! I love Skittles and how cool are these new flavors?!!?!?
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 8 years
I want them! *Eets some more candy!*
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Recreating the taste of funnel cake would be an interesting challenge...
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Candy apple sounds good!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Candy apple sounds good!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
I want to give them a try.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
I want to give them a try.
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 8 years
That sounds so interesting--interesting and YUMMY!!!
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Interesting. I was wondering how this would pan out after I this ad on tv. I think I would like the slushy best.
GeikoSera GeikoSera 8 years
I actually liked these better than the normal skittles!
jmmst49 jmmst49 8 years
Oh my gosh these sound soo cool! I cant wait to go out and find them.
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