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We Tried Chocolate Skittles So You Can Buy Something Else Instead

Yesterday, my gal BuzzSugar surprised me with a packet of Chocolate Skittles. It was pretty exciting, because not only is it something new, it is also in time for chocolate month.

I heard about this new line of Skittles, but I hadn't actually seen them before. She found them at a local Walgreen's and picked up a pack for us to try.

I'll admit, I was really skeptical before eating these. I imagined them to be a bit odd and sort of so-so. Sadly, I was spot on. There are five flavors inside each pack, and none of them blew me away. They ranged from jelly bean like to Tootsie roll-like. To find out what we thought of each flavor,


Vanilla: These tasted just like vanilla jelly beans (think Easter candy). Also, no one could understand how vanilla made its way into a chocolate mix.

S'mores: There's definitely a toasty marshmallow flavor in here, but I didn't taste the chocolate. It was decent tasting, but someone at the HQ thought it was "like a bad Jelly Belly flavor."

Chocolate Caramel: Once again, no real chocolate flavor. However it was the favorite of more than one person. There's a slight caramely flavor, that was just a tad artificial — although really, are any of these flavors going to be "natural" tasting?

Chocolate Pudding: A lot of people liked this one and thought it tasted just like a cup of pudding. Notice we said cup, like a store-bought pudding cup. Not like real chocolate pudding.

Brownie Bite: This was like the center of a Tootsie-roll pop, only without all the chewyness that makes a Tootsie-roll worth eating. Sort of fudgy, but not great.

Would I buy these again? No, but then they really didn't have much of a chance with me; I'd rather buy a bag of M&Ms or a bag of fruit Skittles, and couldn't see how these were an improvement over either. Yet I can see how, if you were a chocolate fiend, these might just hit the spot. Either way they're worth tasting for yourself, although if you hate them, don't say I didn't warn ya.

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Sharon-Karen Sharon-Karen 6 years
chocolate skittles are so addicting, I get them in bulk at
Xandara Xandara 9 years
This reminds me, when I was little I liked mixing a bag of M&M's and a bag of Skittles to get fruity chocolate flavors. Weird texture, of course, but everyone always thought it was sooo weirrrd... and now I see Chocolate Skittles and I think that is even more weird! :X
jennellc85 jennellc85 9 years
real chocolate is so much better.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
No, no cecelia, chocolate covered caramels from the Junior Mint people are different than milk duds. They are softer. I like them. They are sold at regular stores around here.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Had to fill the ol' gas tank at the station today, and guess what version of Skittles was sitting on the clerk's counter? I had to laugh a little. I think oh cecilia baby is on to something! :)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I wasn't aware these were even out but they sound ucky!!
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
these will prolly end up in 99 cent stores in no time. does anyone else ever notice how the candy at those stores are always odd, far-fetched flavor concoctions? like, i saw a junior mint box once, except it wasn't your typical chocolate covered mint - it was actually chocolate covered caramels, called junior caramels... ummm, it's called MILK DUDS, guys, so why are junior mints trying to capitalize on it?? ha! companies need to stick to their signature creations and stop trying to be so darn unique!
missemma10001 missemma10001 9 years
ZANG! Thanks for the honesty!
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
sounds nasty
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Oh no, these haven't made it to the shelves of my local store yet and I hope they never do. So wrong on so many levels.
Marci Marci 9 years
I agree with sophia's 'Worlds Collide' comment.
Random2 Random2 9 years
I don't think I'll be trying them. If I need a chocolate fix, Haagen Daaz Mayan Chocolate does it, or some M&M's.
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
i saw these at the sotre last weekend....looks like they ended up tasting as weird as i expected.....definitely NOT trying these.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
thanks for the review, I probably wouldn't have tried them anyhow ut now I know for sure.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
the thought of a chocolate skittle really makes me nauseas. i think that they should stick to their fruity flavors. i'm not even a big fan of the original ones - but really...chocolate? ick!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
hmmm I'm not really a fruity Skittles fan either, so I think I'll steer clear of these.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I would probably try them just to try them...other than that though, I am all set.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
I thought about trying them but now I will pass!
Naturalla Naturalla 9 years
I have a really bad habit, and HAVING to try all new and limitied edition candy!! ha
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Ewwww. My son was bugging me to buy him these, I looked at them and left right on the counter.
femmefatale femmefatale 9 years
I looooooooooooved the Carnival flavored ones. I copped a bag of these choco ones but have not been inclined to eat them. After reading the reviews...Im'm scared! LOL
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
They do not sound very appealing...
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Hmmm, thanks - I guess I'll pass on these!
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