Passing Opinion Off As Fact Since 2009

Passing Opinion Off As Fact Since 2009

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Skittles, skittles, skittles, skittles, skittles, skittles, skittles

I have not eaten Skittles in awhile. Here is an assortment of thoughts related to eating Skittles

- I assume some candy big wig went into a candy staff meeting and demanded they blend Starburst technology with M&M technology. Considering, Skittles's construction is pretty shoddy; they tend to be overly chewy and gritty.

- Starburst were originally named Opal Fruits in Europe but was given the celestial name upon their American release in 1967, a time when space was the bees knees. Oddly enough, saying bees knees was also the bees knees during this bee kneeing time period.

- A few years later, all Opal Fruits were called Starburst because America is the coolest.

- Here is the ranking of the traditional Skittles flavors:

5) Purple
4) Green
3) Yellow
2) Orange
1) Red

- Before I am chastised for bias, I should tell you that in the age-old Orange v. Red candy debate, I am almost always team Orange (i.e. Tootsie Pops). Sometimes Red just works.

- Green is an unfairly treated flavor. Here are two theories:

1) There was a time when limes were less common than lemons in most of America. The result is lemon became the go to non-orange citrus flavor. So when it came time to design lime flavors they realized they had to push the taste in a certain direction so as to not taste just like lemon.
2) Green previously meant Sour Apple for hard candies. For some reason the idea of an apple flavored chewable candy seemed gross. So when trying to fill their need for a Green flavor, they had to hastily create the lime we have today.

I agree, this intellectual exercise was useless. Blogging!

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