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Skittles (History, Flavors, FAQ & Commercials)

Skittles are a small round chewy candy that comes in many different colors in a bag. Skittles tag line has often been “Taste the rainbow”, to signify the colorful aspect of the candy. Skittles are fruit-flavored, and while they look much like their more chocolate relatives, M&M’s, they are in a niche of their own. Unlike the chocolate flavor you might expect from other small colorful candies, such as Reese’s Pieces, Skittles instead offers a much more chewy and flavorful experience. Skittles come at the candy market from a somewhat unique angle, looking much like its “competition”, but tasting different.


History and Information

Skittles is a fruit-flavored candy that comes in a variety of flavors. With its vibrant colors, it is quite popular among children and teenagers. Initially, the candies used to come in standard red packaging. However, in recent times the packaging has seen a wide array of colors after it launched different variants of the candies. The most recently introduced colors include Tropical, Sour Skittles, and Wild Berry.

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Skittles have the letter “S” written on them and come in numerous colors and flavors. For instance, yellow has a lemon flavor, green has lime, purple has grape and so on. The Wrigley Company, the current producer of the candies, even also launched the “Taste the rainbow” campaign as part of its marketing in 1994. There has been a rumor that all the candies in Skittles actually taste the same.

The rumor claims the different colors just cause the consumers to feel as if they taste different. This has been debated and it seems the company Mars Wrigley Confectionery denies the claim and asserts that Skittles have different flavors for each color. Nonetheless, this rumor does not change its status as one of the most popular candies in America. It did take many consumers by surprise though.

Skittles was commercialized for the first time in Britain, back in 1974. Its production and supply remained restricted to Britain until five years after 1974. After that, the company expanded to North America and it was in 1979 that Americans were able to “taste the rainbow”. While there is concrete information about where the candies were first produced, there is only a pinch of knowledge about who produced them for the first time. Consequently, this is nothing but stories about the pioneer of this popular 80s candy.

One of the stories says that the idea of Skittles came into the mind of a British man named Mr. Skittles while he was gazing at the rainbow and pondered upon how it might taste. Hence, the “taste the rainbow” campaign. However, nobody can really approve of that story as of now. Alternatively, others claim that although Skittles was produced by its current manufacturer, it is speculated that the first production was done by an unknown British firm.

The original flavors of Skittles were Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Grape, And Lime. Eventually, a new version of “Original Skittles” was created with a new flavor lineup. It was similar to the first batch of flavors but replaced the green “Lime” Skittle with Green apple Instead. The packaging still says “Original” on the new version. A special edition called “Long Lost Time” was released that was based on the old original version and includes lime-flavored Skittles in the bag.

The name of the candy, Skittles, seemingly comes from a game called “skittles”. It is because the shape of the candy resembles that of an object used in the game. The game is close to bowling: one has to throw a wooden or rubber sphere at 9 pins. It used to be played in England, Scotland, Wales and various European nations. The sphere is called “skittle”. Many believe that the name came from here, but there is no firm evidence of the same.

The popular slogan “taste the rainbow” comes as the candy has various kinds of colors and smell to it. This slogan first came up in 1994, which shows it has come a long way without losing its fandom. This incredibly catchy slogan was made by an advertising agency in New York known as D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. Along with the slogan, the agency came up with the design of Skittles as well.

As part of its marketing, the company hit social media websites in 2009 with its brand in hopes of attracting more customers. Marketing on the internet and social media has definitely been successful as the company now has its own website, along with an impressive presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In addition to social media and internet campaigns, the company attempted to target more market segments in another thoughtful way. Skittles changed its ingredients in order to make it appropriate for vegans and vegetarians. To be specific, the gelatin was transformed into a vegan variety. Now, Skittles do not have animal products of any form.

Back in 2016, Skittles launched limited-edition candies which were completely white in color. This may seem out of place considering the slogan “taste the rainbow”. However, this move by the Wrigley Company was in light of the Gay Rights Movement. To show the support of the company for same-sex marriages, and the legalization of the same, it started the production of these limited edition candies to be sold in the month of June that year. During that time, the month of June came to be known as LGBT Pride Month. The company even included an explanation on its packaging of these colorless Skittles. From then on, the company has regularly produced limited-edition Skittles in the month of June.

Skittles has been used for representing beliefs other than that of gay rights as well. Back in 2010, during the case of the shooting of a black teenager named Trayvon Martin, Skittles was used as a symbol of Martin’s innocence. The shooter, George Zimmerman claimed that he shot the boy dead in self-defense. According to Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, Martin was attempting to rob a neighboring house. However, after an investigation was conducted, it was found that the teenager did not have any equipment or weapon that was indicative of a burglary. This is where Skittles comes in: the boy had a Skittles packet in his pocket, which was said to apparently have shown the child inside him, who could not engage in such an act. Following the acquittal of Zimmerman, many protesters came out on the roads and used bags of Skittles as their flags for the protest.

Skittles has remained a popular candy over the decades since its introduction and is regularly found in candy stores’ more prominent candy sections as of 2019. In the year 2018, it was reported that Skittles was the most popular Halloween for several states. Mars Wrigley Confectionery has offered a year of free candy, including Skittles, as a sign-on bonus for becoming an intern with them. While it is hard to judge how many people applied to the internship to get their hands on candy, it is not shocking given the popularity of Skittles that many have applied for just to get the added bonus of a year’s supply of it. Skittles has been sold in more than 65 countries and has been the second most popular candy for a time in the United States.

The Year Skittles Was First Made

Skittles was first produced in the year 1974, being first introduced in Britain. Skittles was introduced into the United States in the year 1979. It is possible that a person or company may have dreamed up Skittles as an idea for a candy product earlier than 1974, as the person or group who truly invented Skittles is still unclear.

The Company That Owns Skittles

Skittles is owned by Mars Incorporated and is sold under its Mars Wrigley Confectionery subsidiary. This subsidiary is from the Wrigley Company, which Mars Inc acquired in 2008 and merged with its chocolate division in 2016. Mars Incorporated is an American-based global manufacturer of candy and owns others candies such as its namesake the Mars chocolate bar, and through its ownership of Wrigley, Starburst Candy.


Skittles Slogan is “Taste The Rainbow”. It is a catchy slogan and one that invokes much in the way of senses when someone hears that saying. The Taste The Rainbow slogan was created by a New York ad agency called D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. Another slogan for Skittles is “Believe the rainbow”, a change, but still one keeping the word rainbow as the running theme in catchphrases for Skittles.

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How Skittles Got Its Name

There is an unconfirmed rumor that Skittles the candy was based after a game called Skittles that was once more prominent in England. The game was similar to bowling and in this game, you throw a rubber or wooden sphere called Skittles at 9 pins. This however may just be a myth, and there is no hard evidence that this is really how the candy Skittles had its name inspired from.

Types and Flavors

Here is a list of the different types and flavors of Skittles:

  • Original
  • Sweet and Sour
  • Tropical
  • Wild Berry
  • Sour
  • Crazy Sours
  • Trick Plays Skittles (Football themed Skittles Edition where the colors don’t match the flavors)
  • Riddles Skittles (Special Edition where the colors don’t match the flavors)
  • Impostors Skittles (Special Edition where the colors don’t match the flavors)
  • Orchards (Includes the flavors Cherry, Lime, Peach, Red Apple, and Orange.
  • Sweet Heat
  • Cauldron (Seasonal edition with the flavors Lurking Lemon, Twisted Tangerine, Bogey Berry, Gripping Grape and Petrified Pear.)
  • Skittles Crazy Cores
  • Double Sour Skittles
  • Chocolatey Eruption Skittles
  • Berry Explosion Skittles
  • Bubble Gum flavored Skittles
  • Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits (Fizzes when eaten.)
  • Tangy Tropical (Includes the flavors: Kiwi Lime, Mango Tangelo, Pineapple Passionfruit, Banana Berry, and Strawberry Star Fruit).
  • Fruit And Creme
  • Brightside Skittles (Includes the flavors Watermelon, Pink Lemonade, Tangerine, Kiwi Banana, and Paradise Punch.)
  • Darkside Skittles (Includes the flavors: Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Dark Berry Midnight Lime, Forbidden Fruit flavor, and some versions had Pomegranate flavor)
  • Summer Splash
  • Citrus Skittles
  • America Mix (Red, white, and blue colored Skittles edition)
  • Love Mix Skittles (Valentines Day Edition)
  • Freeze Pop Skittles (Limited Edition)
  • Long Lost Time (Limited edition that includes Lime flavored Skittles.)
  • Sour Wild berry
  • Sour Skittles With Green Apple And Watermelon
  • Carnival flavors (Limited edition featuring the flavors (Candy Apple, Bubble Gum, Green Slushy, Cotton Candy, and Red Licorice.)
  • Chocolate Mix (Includes the flavors S’mores, Vanilla, Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Pudding and Brownies Batter)
  • Zombie Skittles Edition (includes the flavors Mummified Melon, Chiling Black Cherry, Blood Red Berry, Petrifying Citrus Punch,and Boogeyman Blackberry.)
  • Desserts Edition Skittles (Includes the flavors Orange Creme, Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Milkshake, Blueberry, and Tart Raspberry Sorbet
  • Skittles Dips (Special Edition with a creamy flavored yogurt coating.)
  • Mint Skittles (Includes the flavors Peppermint, Spearmint and Cool Mint)
  • Skittles Confused Edition
  • Blenders (Blended fruit flavors. Includes the flavors: Melon Berry Burst, Strawberry Lime Blast, Watermelon Green Apple Freeze, Cherry Tropicolada, and Mango Lemonade Freeze.)
  • Skittles Ice Creme (Limited Edition)
  • Skittles Unlimited
  • Fruit Skittles Bubble Gum (New Edition)
  • Xtreme Fruit Skittles Bubble Gum flavor (New Edition)
  • Carnival Skittles Bubble Gum (New Edition)
  • Seattle Mix (Superbowl Edition Skittles)
  • Sensations (Includes the flavors: Chili Berry, Sour Apple, Lemon Tingle, Cool Raspberry, and Juicy Orange)


Here are some Spin-off products for Skittles:

Skittles Chewies: This is a spin-off to normal Skittles and has no shell around the candy. Depicted as a Skittle breaking out of its shell on the packaging art, Chewies is a softer and more chewy version of Skittles. Chewies were introduced in July 2018, in the United Kingdom. The colors of Skittles Chewies look less vivid than their normal counterparts, and taste like original Skittles but without the shell.

Skittles Shake: This is a type of shake produced with the Skittles branding. It has been described as tasting similar to a crushed-up Polly Pocket. The shake is large and vibrates in color, but one person who reviewed the Skittles Shake seemed to think it tasted nothing like Skittles and reviewed it negatively.

Skittles Ice Cream: The packaging on this ice cream based spin-off says “Skittles Cooler, made with fruit; Fruit flavored candies with ice cream wrapped in refreshing strawberry sorbet” This is a “Skittles” red-colored candy bar with the red colored sorbet wrapped around pink ice cream speckled with skittle colored pieces.

Skittles Strawberry Freeze Drink: Introduced by Taco Bell, this red-colored frozen drink is strawberry skittles flavored. The Skittles frozen drink was introduced in 2018.

Skittles Rainbow Party Cake: Skittles is a ridiculously delicious-looking party cake. It is small and colorful and has skittles embedded into the cake. The outside of the Skittles Party Cake has orange, yellow, green, and purple colored frosting. The inside of this magical-looking cake contains purple, yellow, and orange layers inside.

How To Buy

You can easily find Skittles in many stores, with it often being in stock at businesses such as Rite Aid, Big Y, and even Staples. Skittles is a popular candy and you can often find the original variety and sometimes other flavors on sale in many common locations. You can also buy Skittles online if you are hunting down a special flavor or if there are no locations close to you that stock the product. You can check below for a list of stores that may sell Skittles, and also below there is a section for offers to buy Skittles online and have them sent to you.


Skittles Logo

Stores That Sell

Here is a list of stores that may sell Skittles:

  1. Walgreen’s
  2. Stop & Shop
  3. CVS
  4. Walmart
  5. Sams Club
  6. Target
  7. Rite Aid
  8. Sam’s Club
  9. Citco
  10. S&S Mini Mart
  11. Staples
  12. Costco
  13. Big Y
  14. Shoprite


This review is for the classic version of Skittles.

The first thing that strikes someone about Skittles is its red packaging, it is standout and noticeable. The red color grabs the eye, and the rainbow on the package combines with it to give a striking impression of a fruity snack product calling out to you. Opening the package of Skittles gives only a slight sticky-sweet smell with a hit of fruit to it.

The typical bag of Skittles contains 5 colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, and purple. Though after reviewing the Skittles up close and personal, the purple color looks a bit brown honestly, maybe it’s just me. As for the flavor of the original Skittles, it can be a bit hard to discern the individual flavors, but there does seem to be a subtle difference in the taste of the different colors. The red seems to be a bit sweeter, the yellow a bit more tang, though honestly, it is hard to tell a bit different in the color’s flavors.

Overall Skittles gives off a general “fruity flavor” when you eat it. If I had to describe the overall flavor, I would call it “rainbow”. That may not be on the human taste bud palette, but there you go anyway. Skittles does have a rather pleasant fruit, even if it is a bit hard to describe. The product does taste good and is an enjoyable candy to snack on.

Skittles can be a bit chewy, more so than other chewy fruity snacks, such as Fruit By The Foot. Skittles competes in a crowded candy market, most snacks that are not chocolate often seem to have a fruit flavor of some sort, but Skittles manages to do it right. It adds a pleasant fruit flavor, an eye-catching package, with a colorful rainbow of candy pieces to snack on. The chewy nature of this candy means that it tends to last a while, so you can enjoy a bag to yourself and may find that you are still chewing on some of Skittles’s round candy pieces nearly an hour later.

Sour Skittles Review

This review is for Sour Skittles.

Sour Skittles gives you the same texture and chewing properties as the classic Skittles, but the flavor is way more interesting. While Sour Skittle’s taste veers away from the normal sweet route, and it can be a bit shocking to taste sour in Skittles, the flavor is very enjoyable. Much like the original Skittles, the flavor of the different colors of small round candies that are included Sour version is hard to distinguish in terms of individual flavor. This seems to be even more with Sour Skittles versus the original, as the former mentioned is covered with a sour sugar of sorts. This masks the flavor of each individual piece of candy and creates a barrier to prevent your tongue from touching the candy shell before it is coated in sour sugar. So it can be hard to pick out the individual taste of the flavors, but is it still good? Yes, it sure is.

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This version tastes much like the original version does after it has been in your mouth for a while, but at first taste, it delivers a fairly powerful blast of sour flavor. After chewing it for a short time that sour flavors give away to a sweet and fruity taste that is more akin to the classic version. This candy is rougher in its outer texture than the classic version with its smooth external shell, owing to the fact it is covered in viable and feelable sour sugar. These chewy little candies are delicious and are a nice choice for someone looking for a candy that is sour, yet fruity, chewy, and sweet.


Skittles has engaged in a wide variety of advertising, including billboards, television commercials, live performances, and possibly magazine ads. The Skittles brand tends to go far in its advertising attempts, surpassing many other candy brands in their uniqueness and extravagance.

Skittles has come out with a wide variety of television ads, often pushing the tagline “Taste The Rainbow”. Such a large amount of advertising has made the slogan “Taste The Rainbow” so recognizable that Skittles started using terms like “Believe The Rainbow” and “Tease The Rainbow” to shake things up. Many Skittles advertisements tend to have a humorous side to them, such as a parent whose child will emit Skittles from their ears, and the parent will wait until the child lies so she can eat the Skittles he ejects.

Skittles has used Super Bowl advertisements to promote its brand; In one case the Skittles brand came out with a Super Bowl ad that was purported to be shown to only one person, with another advertisement being shown in a series like fashion that hinted to be potential scenes from what could be an epic advertisement only shown to one person.

Skittles has used billboards to promote its brand. One example is a roadway in Cairo, Egypt, where colorful red backgrounded Skittles Candy billboards were displayed. Skittles has also used billboard-like posters in Ireland to promote the candy brand.

Skittles has also produced a broadway musical show, called Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical. This skit was less than an hour long, but the brand decided to forgo doing a normal Super Bowl Sunday commercial and instead did the musical, generating some interest for the Skittles brand’s unique marketing tactic.


I had some good times with Skittles when growing up. It was one of my favorite candies when I went to the movies with my family, and it would be the first candy I asked for when my mom offered to get me something from the store. I loved Skittles, they are were so colorful, and almost had a magical quality to them. I went wild for the fruity taste and loved the sweetness to it. I would always try any limited flavors I could get, and would beg my mom or dad to buy them for me constantly. I ate other types of sweets also, of course, it is just that Skittles was always one of the best out there in terms of candy. There is just something about it that invokes the feelings I used to get as a kid even now when I look at that bright red packaging as an adult. I guess that is why it became popular in the first place, it is just a great candy, and people like it.

Why People Like Skittles

Skittles has a lot of things for people to like about it. The candy is bright, colorful, and pleasing to the eye; It is simply nice to look at. Also, it tastes good to many people, with many loving the fruitiness and flavor Skittles provides. Skittles are easy to eat, don’t melt easily, and give people a chewy snack to enjoy. Skittles are a child’s dream, and while some toys have to worry about looking like candy, Skittles candy looks almost like a toy. The pleasant look they have and their chewy nature make the candy somehow more fun and engaging to eat. The fact that people like Skittles very much is reflected in the candy’s popularity, sales, and reach. You can find Skittles for sale in many locations, and it is one of the commonly found candies you can expect to receive from the (kindhearted) folks who give out as Halloween candy.

Packaging Style

One of the most predominant features of all packages of Skittles is how the name “Skittles” is always in white, regardless of the flavor and type of packaging. While the original version of Skittles has its classic trademark red, other varieties use colors. Wild Berry Skittles uses purple as its main color for its packaging style, and Tropical Skittles uses blue as its main color in its packaging theme. Regardless of the main color, size of the bag, or variety, the name “Skittles” is posted in large white letters across the center of every bag of the candy. The name in the center of the packaging art is always arched and written in a slanted style. Skittles general comes in single-serving bags, but sometimes they can come in larger pouches instead.

Counting The Amount In A Bag

Snack History was curious about how many Skittles come in a bag of Skittles. We decided to both count how many Skittles came in a bag and also what color/flavor distribution there was. The first type of Skittles tested was a bag 51-gram bag of Sour Skittles, which we emptied the contents of to count the total amount and the amount of each individual color. Counting the total number of Sour Skittles in the bag, we came out with a total of 44 individual Skittles candies that came in the 51 Gram packages. Counting the individual color and flavors that came in the bag, we came out with the following information. 11 Strawberry, 9 Grape, 9 orange, 8 Lemon, and 7 Green Apple candy pieces were included in the bag. So it looks as if the Skittles brand is favoring Strawberry to be the most common flavor to be included in the Sour Skittles bag, with the Green Apple flavor to be the least included of the flavors.

The second type of Skittles we tested was the original Skittles version, taking them from a 4 oz share-sized bag. We counted 22 red (Strawberry), 22 yellow (Lemon), 17 orange (Orange), 21 purple (Grape), and 25 green (Green Apple). This is rather different from the distribution of colors/flavors that we counted in the Sour Skittles we tested. Where the Sour Skittles we observed had Green (Green Apple flavor) be their least numerous color and flavor of Skittles, the original version of Skittles from the share-sized bag we tested favored Green (Green Apple flavor) as its most numerous color/flavor. At 17 Skittles of its type, orange color and flavored Skittles was the least present in the Original Skittles 4 oz share-sized package we tested.

Measuring A Bag Of Skittles

We decided to measure the dimensions of a bag of Skittles candy. We used a share-sized bag for this measurement and included the spiked edges of the Skittles package. The package measured when flat down, and “flush” with what it was resting on.

Starting with the bag’s length, including the spike, we measured a total of about 8 inches from spiked edge to spiked edge of the bag of share-sized Skittles. Measuring the package’s width from a flat down “logo-facing ceiling” position, we came to a 3 1/4 inch width. In terms of how “full” the bag was, we could not get a good measurement, but estimate the bulge in the bag that the candy creates when inside of its packaging causes a distortion of about an inch in width of the bag.

Measuring A Skittle

We decided to measure a single Skittle. We attempted to measure from end to end of the small round piece of candy, choosing a purple Skittle out of a share-sized bag for this measurement. We measured the Skittle’s length with it flat down on a table, and came out to about just under half an inch (about 0.4”). Measuring the Skittle’s width from a “flat side” perspective, we came out to also about just under half an inch (about 0.4”). It is hard to get a perfect measurement or to say for sure if both the length and width of a Skittle are truly uniform due to the difficulties of measuring perfectly with such a small round candy with a standard plastic school ruler.

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Setting Skittles On Fire

Snack History decided to set a Skittle on fire and see what happens to them. For this experiment, we used the original Skittles out of a share-sized bag. We placed the Skittles on a saucepan lid and used a common lighter to burn the Skittles.

For the first few seconds, the Skittles were able to withstand a full force flame, but after about 5 seconds, some distortion was observed in the most heavily immolated of the Skittles. Having the flame being used briefly and intermittently had little effect on the purple Skittle, but the green seemed slightly more suspectable to the flame.

The green Skittle began to melt after more than 5 seconds of flame was applied, though the purple seemed to resist for up to 10 seconds before becoming heavily impacted by the fire. A sustained flame melted most of the Skittle down into a bubbling pool of half-melted candy shell and liquid, with only the purple seeming slightly more resistant. The melted remains came off the metal lid easily, leaving no marks behind.

Cooking Skittles In A Pan

Snack History decided to cook some Skittle in a pan (skillet?) and see what happens. We used a bag of original version Skittles for this cooking experiment. The colors used were red, orange, yellow, green, and purple and roughly 80 Skittles in total were used.

After pouring the Skittles into the pan, we set them on a stove and applied a moderate amount of heat from the burner. For the first 2 minutes, almost nothing happened, and no change was detected to the Skittles under heat. By the third minute distortions began to quickly appear in the candy coatings of the cooking Skittles. Within about 5 minutes the entire pan was a boiling mass of brown bubbling liquid that was the newly melted and now boiling Skittles.

The entire process took only about 5 minutes to go from room temperature Skittles to a boiling mess of candy. The visible results quickly went from almost no change detectable in the Skittles to a melted mass within only about a couple of minutes. There was a powerful smell of Skittles in the air as we cooked them on the pan. Cleaning up was a bit harder after setting Skittles to a boil rather than when we set this candy on fire, as it left behind a very sticky mess and we had to scrub the pan hard to clean it. The consistency of melted Skittles is somewhat similar to honey, molasses, or a type of glaze.


In 2018, Legal Newsline reported that a lawsuit was filed against WM Wrigley Jr. Co. and Mars Inc by a woman due to a complaint of metal being in Skittles candy pieces that the plaintive was eating. The woman claimed she was injured from chewing on the metal she alleged was in the Skittles. The site reported that this is from the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, number 2:18-cv-11632-BAF-SDD. You can read the report from Legal Newsline here:

Snack History searched the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan Case Records but was not able to find any information regarding the alleged lawsuit. We cannot confirm if the lawsuit happened. Legal Newsline purports to be a legal journal covering high-profile civil litigation lawsuits across the country.

Ingredients And Nutritional Information

The following information is for Skittles original version (61.5 Grams Bag)


  • Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Citric Acid
  • Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
  • Less Than 2% Of Citric Acid
  • Tapioca Dextrin
  • Modified Corn Starch
  • Natural and Artificial flavors (Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 6, Blue 2 Lake, Blue 1, Blue 1 Lake)

Package Reads Gluten Free, Gelatin Free.


Serving Size: 61.5g 1 package % Daily Value*
Calories per serving 250
Fat Calories 25
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbs 56g 19%
Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar 46g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 0%
Vitamin C 0 0%
Calcium 0 0 0%
Iron 0 0%
  • % DV = Percent Daily Value. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Information is taken from the back of the original Skittles 61.5-gram package in 2019. Ingredients and nutrition facts can change. Always read the label of the product you eat.

Ingredients And Nutritional Information

The following information is for Skittles Sour (51 Grams Bag)

Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Less Than 2% Of Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial flavors, Colors (Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Titanium Dioxide), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

Package Reads: Gluten-Free, Gelatin Free.

Nutrition Facts: Serving size (1) 52 Gram package, Calories per serving: 200, Fat Calories: 20, Total Fat: 2 Grams (3% DV), Saturated Fat: 2 Grams (10% DV), Trans Fat: 0 Grams, Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 15mg (1% DV), Total Carbs: 47 Grams (16% DV), Fiber: 0 Grams (0% DV), Sugar: 36 Grams, Protein: 0 Grams, Vitamin A: 0 (0% DV), Vitamin C: 0 (0% DV), Calcium: 0 (0% DV), Iron: 0 (0% DV).

% DV = Percent Daily Value. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Information is taken from the back of the Sour Skittle 51 gram package in 2019. Ingredients and nutrition facts can change. Always read the label of the product you eat.


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Who makes Skittles?

Skittles is owned by Mars Incorporated and is sold under its Mars Wrigley Confectionery subsidiary. This subsidiary is from the Wrigley Company, which Mars Inc acquired in 2008 and merged with its chocolate division in 2016.

When were Skittles invented?

Skittles was first produced in the year 1974, being first introduced in Britain. Skittles was introduced into the United States in the year 1979. It is possible that a person or company may have dreamed up Skittles as an idea for a candy product earlier than 1974, as the person or group who truly invented Skittles is still unclear.

What are Skittles made of?

Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Less Than 2% Of Tapioca Dextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial flavors, Colors (Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Titanium Dioxide), Sodium Citrate, Carnauba Wax.

How many Skittles in a bag?

According to Wrigley, the brand that makes Skittles, each standard 2.17-ounce bag of skittles contains an average of 56 pieces of candy. Each Skittle weighs approximately 1 gram.

How many calories in Skittles?

There are 405 calories in every 100 grams of Skittles.

When did Skittles change to green apple?

Many Skittles fans were shaken when in 2013, the candy maker switched the flavor of the green Skittle from lime to green apple.

How many skittles colors are there?

There are five different colors of Skittles, yellow, orange, red, purple, and green.

When did sour Skittles come out?

The Skittles Sours were introduced in the United States in 2000 as a regular Skittle with a grainy sour coating.

How many skittles in a 41 oz bag?

There are around 1200 Skittles in a 41 oz bag.

How much sugar is in Skittles?

Skittles have 47 grams of sugar in a pack.

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  1. These Skittles were in Southern California in the early 1970’s, not 1979! I was addicted to these candies so I know around what age I was. I do have to regret the addiction to sugar caused by these hard candies! I’m glad I stopped consuming Skittles at some point after junior high school. 1. Bad for the teeth and 2. titanium oxide color coating is toxic that the FDA did nothing about is a form of collusion with poisoning children. The latest marketing of these candies was gross showing a girl and boy eating them like scabs from each other’s face. Everyone should stop eating these candies due to the sickos at Mars.

    1. Welcome to capitalism, it’s not like they’re both made by Mars and they wanted to make money in another candy market!

  2. 9 years later and they finally decide to bring back lime bc everyone who mentions skittles would always pause and say “what a shame abt the green ones tho :\” LMAO

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