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.