Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits: Fizzy logic

Skittles are a favorite of many people and they arguably make some of the best commercials. There are many varieties of Skittles and the biggest change before Fizzl'd Fruits was probably Sour Skittles. Sour Skittles were noticeably larger in size than other types of Skittles, they were covered in sour powder, and they were a bit harder than other Skittles. While they were good, Skittles didn't really come out with anything new for some time, which is understandable, because why would you mess with something good? They then came out with Skittles Crazy Cores which weren't that much different from other kinds of Skittles, despite advertising as being one color on the outside and another on the inside.

Things changed the other day when I went into 7-11 and near the checkout counter, I spotted both a new variety of Skittles and Starbursts. The flavors that were shown on the Summer Starbursts didn't really appeal to me, mainly watermelon, so I opted for the Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits.

As you can see, the bag is blue and the Skittles are sparkled, probably emphasizing that they fizzle. Here's what the candies look like:

The Skittles are powdery looking and have a coarser texture than other Skittles. Aesthetics aside, let's move on to the most important factor when it comes to candy which is the taste. Upon eating it I could tell that there was a definite fizz, but it's not the kind of fizz that I preferred. Imagine, if you will, drinking a soda with a large amount of head. This a fizz that I would describe as a "soft fizz" as in the fizz that you get when you drink the fizz on top of a soda. Some may like this, but I am not a fan. I'm more a fan of whatI call, "hard fizz", that is the fizz you get when you get to the soda itself. This fizz can be found in many Japanese candies and gives for a unique experience, especially when a candy is both fizzy and chewy. The flavors of the Skittles became eventually confusing when you eat a lot of them anyway, so I don't think it's necessary to discuss that. Overall I'd say that you should try it, but I can't see this candy really becoming anyone's favorite.

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