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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Masterfoods Skittles Gum Confirmed sighting: Masterfoods Skittles Gum
Posted: 11:38 Thu 01-Jul-2004. Price: 35p/ 25g box. Location: A newsagent, Sheffield, today. Nutritional unusualness: "Enjoyment tip: gum can accidentally lodge in the throat".
"charl" reports: These look just like "real" Skittles and taste pretty darn similar too. But sadly, they lose their flavour jolly quickly and I'm not a fan of fruity gum really. Imagine what fun you could have replacing an unsuspecting Skittle muncher's original product with these...

...Funnily enough, I don't like normal Skittles, but I quite enjoyed these and Nestle's rival Fruity Smarties (though not together of course - that would be disgusting). And it's good to have an alternative to Juicy Fruit to chew on while (for instance) going through a few old sightings that somehow slipped through the net, including an earlier one from "charl" of the Salt Sild and Bamse Mums (19K jpeg) - ie, "extra salt liquorice gums" and "marshmallow bears covered in milk chocolate" - which she paid NOK 230 for (each) in Oslo, Norway, relating: I will be honest and admit I have been too afraid to try the Salt Sild (along with the extra "Salty Licorice" gum I picked up). They can't be too bad, as the main ingredients are sugar and glucose syrup. In any case, you have to give the pack designers credit for the remarkably '90s "funky" Sild. The Bamse Mums are fantastically cute - shaped like giant gummy bears and with just the right amount of tension on decapitation and a light vanilla flavour. Highly recommended. And yes, that is your cue to start posting comments that begin As a "Bamse Mum" of two...


Posted: 12:04 Thu 01-Jul-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Sild seems like an odd creature to use in confectionary promotion. We've had Penguin bars, Lion bars, and Fox's Glacier Mints, promoted by an, erm, polar bear.

Naturally, the next on the list is Sild.

Posted: 12:14 Thu 01-Jul-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: for the benefit of any non-zoologists out there, Sild are defined as "any of various young herrings (other than brislings) canned as sardines in Norway": http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Asild
Posted: 04:28 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyway, you can get the salt sild from Ikea.
Posted: 05:43 Fri 02-Jul-2004 by "adrian" # permalink comment
Comment: You need one of the smaller allen keys but...
Posted: 16:51 Tue 06-Jul-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: 39p! these are 59p at sainsburys!
Posted: 23:05 Tue 06-Jul-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Why are these juicier and tastier than normal Skittles? I'd buy sweets that tasted like these that you didn't have to spit out after 20 seconds. Snacks *designed* to be spat into a bin never seemed a great idea to me.
Posted: 15:12 Mon 26-Jul-2004 by "Helen" # permalink comment
Comment: These are no fun whatsoever! They taste nice, like skittles (maybe better actually) and then they lose flavour and you have to spit em out. booo, these are pointless!
Posted: 19:24 Tue 14-Sep-2004 by "Erin" # permalink comment
Comment: i dont like skittles gum they are tooo soft and fall apart in your mouth!!! eww
Posted: 21:30 Thu 09-Jun-2005 by "Max Chittock" # permalink comment
Comment: These have hydrogenated fat. Definitley. Why do Masterfoods still advertise their hydrogenated products?

Hydrogenated oils contain trans fats. Trans fats are bad fats - toxic to cell membranes, raise blood cholestrol, linked to diabetes and heart disease. Check the ingredients of the food you buy - you'll be horrified!

Some hydrogenated products are given a thumbs up! Damn it to hell! (I'm an 12 year-old) Try seaching for tranlators and translate 'Hydrogenated'.

Posted: 03:17 Fri 10-Jun-2005 by "mike" # permalink comment
Comment: Your probably the only 12 year old who cares about that kind of stuff
Posted: 15:07 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by "ali" # permalink comment
Comment: oh great. i was getting excited then but this is a really old page. I recently tryed skittles gum in america and loved it. I cnat find it anywhere over here. 86315 6
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