I know that I've got a flare for the dramatics and all, but when I say those "rotten" Zombie Skittles are the reason I have trust issues, I mean it. And while I knew testing out this limited-edition Halloween launch was risky—there's a "beware" warning on the label—I was left with no choice. I had to! In the name of journalism!
But ICYMI, here's a quick refresher. It's like a game of candy Russian Roulette. The bag is primarily filled with Dark Berry, Black Cherry, Forbidden Fruit, Blood Orange, and Midnight Lime Skittles, but there's one additional flavor mixed in: rotten.
And you know what guys? That ~mystery~ flavor lives up to its reputation. When I first cracked open the package I was feeling slightly nervous, but figured they couldn't make it that bad. So I popped 'em in one by one. The Black Cherry? Good! Midnight Lime? Yum! Blood Orange? My fav. "I wonder if I'll even know the difference," I thought.
Well, HA HA HA @ me.
On my fourth or fifth bite, I bit into the rotten Skittle, and it tasted...really rotten. I gulped a few sips of coffee, downed a cup of water, and bit into a leftover granola bar on my desk to cleanse the taste. But the wretched gag-worthy flavor clung to my tastebuds with determination.
Because I refused to suffer alone, I convinced some of my co-workers into joining in on the
misery fun. Here were some of their thoughts:
- "It tastes like Jalapeño peppers, garlic, and throw up."
- "It's like a rotten egg...but worse."
- "I'm no longer trusting of any Skittles."
All strong sentiments. All completely warranted. While one co-worker kept popping 'em in no problem (he argued the other Skittles were so good, it was worth the occasional rotten bite), I wouldn't recommend eating them, like, at all. Steer clear. Please. For your own safety.
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