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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Wild Berry Skittles
Posted: 20:41 Sat 28-06-2003. Price: 45p. Location: The Editor, Bath. Sub-flavours: Sours? (see below). Nutritional unusualness: Invitation to "Taste The Rainbow", as typical of this range.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Formerly exclusive to the USA, Wild Berry Skittles have now made it over here. As far as I can remember they're the same as their import-only cousins - blueberry, raspberry, strawberry-and-watermelon, apple-and-blackcurrant, and cherry flavours. All are delicious apart from the cherry, which tastes, as is traditional, of marzipan. As is his wont, Stuart swiftly redeems himself after the Rubicon Exotics controversy of earlier this week. Anyway, Campbell continues: Oddly, they were accompanied on the shelf by boxes containing bags of Skittles Sours, which were flashed on the box as "New", despite having been on sale in the UK for about three years. Unless they've changed them to the US-style Sours with the coating, rather than the superior UK variety where the Skittle itself is sour, rather than being a normal one with some acrid powder dusted on it. Further bulletins as events warrant (ie I'm going down there to buy some now with my 2000AD. Thank Christ that terrible "Interceptor" story is finished.)

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Posted: 20:56 Sat 28-06-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: First off, I recieved these on American import and the colours/flavours went- Blue- Raspberry, Green- Melon berry, Red- cherry, Purple- Berry Punch, and Pinky Red-Strawberry. Now they are Blue- Blueberry, Green- Apple+Blackberry, Red- Strawberry and Melon, Purple- Cherry, Pinky red- raspberry. I have to say, the English version are nicer. They are chewier, and juicer. The choice of flavours are nice, and the mixes go together well. One of the best type of skittles in my opinion. I was surprised when I saw these in the shop, and now I'm wondering whether the manufacturers will bring out a much nicer Tropical, and replace Mint, with the Spearmint and peppermint mixes. Until then, we can enjoy these, and make up our own flavours.

Sunday roast Skittles, anyone?


Posted: 21:00 Sat 28-06-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Nope, the "New" Skittles Sours are exactly the same as the old ones.
Posted: 21:13 Sat 28-06-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I'm staying out of this after the horror of what happened last time: http://www.55379009.com/mediaassassin/
Posted: 08:36 Sun 29-06-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Stuart, I think you'll find the flavours are dfferent. I have both packets, and they are different. Honest.
Posted: 09:29 Sun 29-06-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry Alex - I've accidentally combined two different conversations here. Stuart is talking about the "New" Skittles *Sours* that he saw advertised with the Wild Berry ones, whereas you appear to be discussing the difference (which Stu didn't spot!) between US Wild Berries and the UK varieties.
Posted: 14:00 Sun 29-06-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: now you tell me i just brought back 72 packs from the states
Posted: 17:52 Sun 29-06-2003 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: No, Alex is quite right, it's my bad. I did say "as far as I can remember" the US and UK Wild Berries were the same, but evidently I couldn't remember far enough.
Posted: 18:31 Sun 29-06-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Haha, glad that's cleared up. Sorry for the confusion!
Posted: 19:05 Sat 12-07-2003 by "Jason" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi guys, Skittles "Sours" from UK are completely different to Skittles "sours" from US! My friends gf brought some back and the US ones tasted lovely and sour the UK ones are pretty poor you can see the packs are also different! will the wild berry skittles be the same as US? or not? Will they be bringing out of the Tropical Skittles over here?
Posted: 09:04 Sun 13-07-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: The Wild Berry ones are different.
Posted: 13:35 Sun 13-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: so do the english ones taste diffrent to the usa ones
Posted: 16:06 Sun 13-07-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes....because the flavours are different.
Posted: 22:38 Tue 22-07-2003 by "Greg Lowe" # permalink comment
Comment: Picked up two packets of these today. They are all fantastic very flavoursome and chewey, would buy again but i am not sure if i like them more than the sours, but great all the same.
Posted: 19:36 Tue 12-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Actually, Sours are now Crazy Sours, and have the same packagin as US Sours.

Not yet seen them in the flesh, but if I do, and send it in, will it be a new sighting?

And Snackspot, do you know what topic you'll use on Friday?


Posted: 13:31 Thu 14-08-2003 by "awa" # permalink comment
Comment: JT JT JT????
Posted: 16:49 Thu 14-08-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: WHAT!!!
Posted: 19:21 Mon 02-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: These were only limited edition for 16 weeks.

I hope they re-release Summer Fruit and Liquorice Skittles now!

Can anyone else remember Summer Fruit flavour?


Posted: 15:42 Wed 04-02-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I remembered, the flavours raspberry, blueberry, apple, orange and pineapple
Posted: 05:58 Sun 26-Sep-2004 by "Melissa" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmmm. I am from the US and I had no idea that there were other kinds of skittles when you travel over seas. Although I have never even been to another country besides canada (which doesn't count)... I am curious to know what skittles taste like in places like the UK. :)

PS-I love your conversations, you all sound so sweet.


Posted: 13:22 Sun 26-Sep-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, I think US Skittles are ncier. The Wild Berry one's are far superior to the UK ones. Sours do not have a fizzy coating, and we used to have Summer Fruits and Liquorice flavour.

Oh and thanks.:d


Posted: 17:03 Wed 03-Aug-2005 by ""Tara"" # permalink comment
Comment: I am from the US, and last summer went on vacation to Ireland. When I tasted UK sour skittles, I fell completely in love with them. I've been trying to find some way to get more ever since. I think they are far far better than US ones. The flavors, particulary pinapple, and green apple are great! I also especially like the fact that they dont have sugar crystals around them that end up chafing your tongue. If anyone knows how to get UK sour skittles in the US, short of having everyone you know who goes to Europe bring home some, please let me know!
Posted: 17:45 Tue 06-Sep-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: If these were only limited then they may be making something of a comeback. Today I saw a fun size variety pack of Masterfoods sweets which had Wild Berry Skittles in them. The whole pack was emblazoned with the word "new". 38192 7 7
Posted: 23:44 Tue 08-Apr-2008 by "keilan"
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Comment: i love candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!!!
Posted: 21:56 Fri 25-Jul-2008 by "Samwheel" # permalink comment
Comment: I miss Summer Fruits :(
Posted: 18:45 Tue 30-Sep-2008 by "anonymous" # permalink comment
Comment: you can't get UK skittles "crazy sours" in the US because they contain an additive which is banned in america
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