April 7 09

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While filling bag after bag at moseying around one of my most favorite candy stores, Suckers, I came across something wonderful. Skittles AND chocolate? I had NEVER seen these before, but I was less than surprised. Canada gets the shaft when it comes to prime candy and chocolate. THE SHAFT. Name me your favorite? chances are good we don’t have it.

So, of course, I bought it. (this is where you realized that I was NOT compensated for this review. It was all done in the name of chocolate and candy!)

I don’t know if you can see from the photo, but the five flavors are: S’mores, Vanilla, Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Pudding, and Brownie Batter.

(now, granted, vanilla is NOT chocolate…but as a vanilla lover, I was willing to overlook this)

5 flavors. but when I poured the bag out…

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I could only find, um, FOUR. Where was the chocolate pudding?

upon further investigation i realized that there was a slight difference between the two darkest colors…but the only way I could tell was by standing under the lights in my BATHROOM…and even then, honestly, I couldn’t really tell the difference.

and then I tried each flavor individually. and well, let’s just say I was SERIOUSLY underwhelmed. I was expecting something tootsie roll-ish – in both flavor and consistency. but in reality, the only real flavor I was getting was WAX.

the only decent flavor was the vanilla, and again, NOT exactly chocolate…and the worst flavor, by far, was the brownie batter. As a super huge fan of actual brownie batter, this didn’t even compare.

Bottom line? Skittles should stick to what they do best – tasting the rainbow of fruit flavors. They were totally NOT worth the calories.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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  1. I actually LIKE the chocolate variety. So THERE. ;-)

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on April 7, 2009
  2. nost definitely are not worth the calories.

    And I know whatcha mean, when we go to the states we load up on all the good candy/chocolate that canada doesn’t have. And cereal…why can’t canada have Cocoa Crispies?

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    Comment by Katie on April 7, 2009
  3. C&C – REALLY? they were SO sweet to me. someone told me that if you eat a bunch at a time they taste much better!

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    Comment by ali on April 7, 2009
  4. Oh Ali, I saw the package and got–momentarily–all excited.

    *sigh*

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    Comment by Elizabeth on April 7, 2009
  5. I’m going to take your word for it. ;) Skittles + Chocolate = DISASTER

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    Comment by whoorl on April 7, 2009
  6. tasting…
    rainbow…
    brown…

    I am SO not the only one whose mind went to an evil place while reading that title.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 7, 2009
  7. Wait, Canada has way better candy than the US. They have Coffee Crisp, Smarties, Mars Bars…. (at least I don’t think you can get that stuff here. And if you can, tell me where!!!) Even the stuff that they have in the states too tastes better in Canada. Have you ever had an American Aero? LAME compared to Canada’s.
    So don’t go talking smack about Canada’s chocolate. I can’t allow it.

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    Comment by Tali on April 8, 2009
  8. ugh, glad to hear it as my kids are not huge fans of chocolate and I may have wasted the $ on this, just in case. Won’t.
    But you’ll have access to all the yummy choclate you want in Atlanta for a whole year!

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    Comment by monstergirlee on April 8, 2009
  9. My girls saw these a few months ago, here in the States and had to try them. They ripped open the bags in excitement. Threw a few candies in their mouth. Chewed and then ran to the trash can and spit them out. The quote of the day, “I would have rather had broccoli flavored skittles!!”

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    Comment by WickedStepMom on April 8, 2009
  10. it’s too bad stars don’t come in half sizes and 1 out of 5 is the lowest rank available. Ugh!

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    Comment by Giblet on April 8, 2009
  11. Tali – i’ll give you wunderbars and smarties…but the rest i’m just sort of meh about…

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    Comment by ali on April 8, 2009
  12. I have never been a Skittles fan. Smarties, however, I love :)

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    Comment by Angella on April 8, 2009
  13. Angella – yes! if i’m going to eat something chocolate and shaped like that…it’s going to be a smartie!

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    Comment by ali on April 8, 2009
  14. love the sister site!

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    Comment by Tova on April 8, 2009
  15. I bought those thinking it would be chocolates in a candy coating & you now know how truly disappointed I was! My kids wouldn’t eat them either…Smarties are the best!!! and anything CADBURY!

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    Comment by Maria on April 8, 2009
  16. I tried those a few months ago. I did not like those at all.

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    Comment by Zandor on April 8, 2009
  17. Yeah, I was hesitant to try these, as the Skittles texture made me believe that they wouldn’t use real chocolate, and fake chocolate = my taste buds die.

    Just reminds me of this shirt that used to be on T-shirt Hell (http://tinyurl.com/dhfgeu)…

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    Comment by Darcey on April 8, 2009
  18. I moved to Canada last March for a 5 month contract and was SEVERELY disappointed in the candy selection.

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    Comment by ANTM on April 8, 2009
  19. That sounds like the dumbest idea ever. It’s like if they decided to make chocolate Starburst. Which is just a 100 kinds of WRONG.

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    Comment by Kristabella on April 10, 2009
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