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Click pic to view comments - International sighting: Skittles Shakes International sighting: Skittles Shakes
Posted: 12:21 Mon 24-05-2004. Price: 1.65/ 55g bag. Location: Cybercandy store, Covent Garden. Sub-flavours: "Choc honeycomb", "Strawberry vanilla", "Lime spider", "Banana split", "Caramel cream" flavours in the bag. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Stuart Campbell" reports: Lime SPIDER flavour? What's that all about? Part of the seemingly-endless US family of Skittles flavours, these milkshake-themed varieties are softer in flavour than other Skittles, with an ice-creamy vibe that overpowers the fruity elements of the strawberry and lime ones a bit, but works well with the others, most notably the lovely caramel cream. Not much else to say about these, really, except to complain that my bag seemed to contain almost 50% banana flavour Skittles, and only about three limes. At Cybercandy prices, I demand better balance, and justice for lime generally.

..."Stuart" here confirms a second-hand sighting from "Phil C", who claims: My friend has said that he has seen milkshake flavour Skittles in Australia. Obviously we don't have these in the UK. Also there is a new Mars variation coming out, I have already won 2 free bars from the competitions they are doing on Masterfoods products at the moment (though, admittedly, this was some time ago). They had some weird stuff in the window last time I was down there too (the Cybercandy shop, not Australia, that is) - like some Canadian milkshake-flavoured Smarties? - though I still think that "the Skittles Shakes" would be a better name for an advertising campaign featuring the eponymous muscle tremors as just one of several potential Skittles-withdrawal symptoms.

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Posted: 13:22 Mon 24-05-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: I had some Canadian "Sundae Smarties" on the weekend. They're OK, but not great. (Not as strong as the taste of Sundae Chupa-chups which I used to be addicted to.)

Although I do like the "Jolt Cola Energy Rush" sweets (warning: lo-cal, but contain aspartame)


Posted: 17:04 Mon 24-05-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i thought the banana ones were the best. but then i seem to disagree with stuart on everything going.
Posted: 17:10 Mon 24-05-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: sorry for getting so philosophical, but it's all part of life's rich tapestry of international confectionery.... isn't it? mmm?
Posted: 18:22 Mon 24-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Banana has to be the worst flavour ever! Always nasty and chemically - yuck!

Mind you I don't like bananas - so that might explain it :-)


Posted: 20:05 Mon 24-05-2004 by "Gaga" # permalink comment
Comment: How come they never sell these sorts of skittles in the UK??? not fair
Posted: 23:01 Mon 24-05-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: I like actual bananas fine, but banana-flavoured things are nearly always the skank.
Posted: 10:47 Tue 25-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Apart from those expensive jellybean things. Jelly Bellys or something? Where the banana one is yellow with brown speckles. They tastes of real bananas.
Posted: 17:08 Tue 25-05-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: but the whole point of banana candy is that it tastes like banana candy and not real bananas! real bananas taste like mucous if you let them ripen beyond pale green, ergo the invention of banana flavour.
Posted: 12:32 Sat 09-Oct-2004 by "~*~ShAwTy~*~" # permalink comment
Comment: yeah .. I've NEVER seen these sold.. how long have they been out fer?? lol...
Posted: 13:58 Mon 11-Oct-2004 by "Helen" # permalink comment
Comment: Yucky yuck yuck! What on earth is a Lime Spider anyway? I couldn't eat the green ones without imagining it had spider legs in it!!!
Posted: 18:21 Sat 05-Feb-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: A skittles shakes version has made its way to the US, instead being called "Skittles Smoothie Mix"
Posted: 09:00 Mon 07-Feb-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I have some, but I am saving them for my birthday. Sad I know, but I also have a whole boxful from Cybercandy.
Posted: 14:43 Wed 02-Mar-2005 by "mikael" # permalink comment
Comment: I am a soldier in the United States Army. I have to say that the "Smoothie Mix Skittles" are the best skittles I have ever eaten.
Posted: 18:37 Wed 02-Mar-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Yes, they were truly great 99502 1 2
Posted: 00:09 Tue 24-Jun-2008 by "Debby" # permalink comment
Comment: I got Skittles Shakes at an international store in Japan (it said they were imported from Australia) and they were vile. I could only stomach the lime flavor. Chocolate was awful.

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