I found these at Dollar Tree alongside Starburst Retro. Both are ‘limited editions’, so odds are you will have trouble finding them again!
Limited edition candies may be a marketing ploy to snare the impulsive shopper, but they’re also a great way for candy makers and consumers to try out a new spin on familiar favorites. Also, candy consumers are more willing to buy unfamiliar candies if they’re associated with a familiar brand. Limited Edition Carnival Skittles are an interesting departure from regular Skittles, but I won?t be sad to see them go.
Limited Edition Carnival Skittles flavors:
Bubble Gum (pink) – Tastes just like sweet, sugary bubble gum. For lack of a better word, this Skittle tastes like pink.
Cotton Candy (turquoise) – This tastes initially like sugar, followed by a hint of artificial blue raspberry (not to be confused with fresh raspberry).
Candy Apple (pale yellow) – This one also tastes initially like sugar but, quite logically, followed by a hint of apple flavor rather than blue raspberry. The apple flavor is actually quite nice and reminds me of apple flavored Fanta.
Red Licorice (red) – I am not a fan of red licorice candy because I think it tastes like wax. Somehow, Skittles managed to encapsulate that waxy essence. I?m impressed, assuming that the waxy taste is not just my imagination.
Green Slushy (light green) – I saved the best for last! On first bite, there?s a sharp lime taste. The lime flavor then mellows out into a sweet lemon-lime. It?s more complex than a regular lime Skittle, and more enjoyable. My favorite normal Skittles are the citrus ones, so it?s no surprise that I liked Green Slushy the best. Candy Apple is okay, but I found the initial sugar taste off-putting and too sweet.
That was my issue with this bunch of Skittles overall – three of the five flavors tasted of mostly sugar, which got bland and cloying. I polished off the Green Slushy ones (OM) and left the rest (O) for my family to finish.
6 thoughts on “Limited Edition Carnival Skittles [Review]”
where can u buy carnival skittles??
im in peterbrough so would they probly sell them here and what stores??-miley
skittles made a new choclate one its all choclate i dont like it myself it tatses like artifacial choclate
really want some of these skittles
where can i get some??
No one sells these any more! They’re like…extinct! Not even on ebay! Sob…
where do we by these?