Saturday, March 7, 2009

Skittles Crazy Cores

It was the aisle of the Sav-On that yielded the latest new product find. Once again, Skittles has offered up something new…sort of.

Skittles Crazy Cores are billed as “two flavors in one”. The candy shell is one flavor and the inside is another. Each bag contains mango/peach, cherry/lemonade, strawberry/watermelon, melon/berry and blue raspberry/lemon.

I’m not really sure what is the point of two for one Skittles. I don’t know anyone who eats them one at a time, or who sorts them by color before eating. In my experience, handfuls are grabbed and chewed all at once. So the idea of getting two flavors per singular Skittle seems rather pointless. Instead of getting up to five flavors in your mouth at once, as you would with regular Skittles, you get ten. Actually, you get eight because I don’t think that strawberry/watermelon and melon/berry count as different flavors. Sure one is pink on the outside and green on the inside while the other is green on the outside and pink on the inside, but they both taste pretty much the same—watermelon-y.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Skittles Crazy Cores. But there’s nothing exciting about them either. Not a single flavor combination stands out. And while they are tasty, as most Skittles are, in the end Skittles Crazy Cores are a rather harmless gimmick instead of an exciting new product.

8 comments:

upliftedbeloved said...

Hey there DGB, I've been reading your blog for about a month now, Love it, as always it makes me giggle as I read your stories.

Anyway, after seeing your product posts, I found this at a Walgreens here in North Carolina, and thought of you.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/Valinear/IMG00007.jpg

Have you Ever Seen the Cheezy Sci-fi Movie, Supernova? It reminds me of the ending scene where there are two people left, and only one life support chamber, and the guy and girl have to share, and they have Creepy Hyperspace sex, and wind up afterward having swapped eye colors and She's pregnant, and their genes are all kinds of messed up?

I think a Crunch bar and a Reeses Cup did the same thing... Except there was no crystal from the 9th dimension involved...

Anyway, you get the picture.

Love & Peace

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Thanks for reading!

I haven't seen Supernova...but the idea of a Crunch bar copulating with a Reeses Cup makes my mouth water.

I have a new mission...to find this Thingamajig.

Thanks for the tip!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Now those sound YUMMY!!!

Lea said...

Actually, I DO sort my Skittles by color. What?

Emily said...

I totally sort my Skittles by color! M&Ms too.

Super Mega Dad said...

I sort mine by color too! Must be an OCD thing. I also mix different colors up to try out different flavor combos, so this one might be right up my alley! They sound pretty cool to me.

See, there IS a market segment for EVERYTHING!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Okay, okay I stand corrected I guess all of you OCD Skittles eaters are all underground. But those crafty Skittle folks knew this, didn't they? Genius.

minmate said...

you'll have to add me to the skittles, M&M sorting club too. I don't know if I'd care for the crazy cores much -- or the crunch/reese's thing either. I guess I like my candy old-school.