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Skittles are a type of sugar candy printed with the letter "S". They were created in 1974 by the Wrigley Company in England.

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Skittles came to America in 1979. The Skittles' slogan "taste the rainbow" came from New York by a company called D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.

Description[change | change source]

Skittles is a type of chewy fruit-flavored candy. They have a hard outside with a chewy inside and an "s" on one side. Skittles come in many flavors. The original flavors were lime, lemon, grape, orange, and cherry.

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1974- Skittles are first made by company in Britain
  • 1979- Skittles came to America
  • 1989- New flavors: Tropical skittles and Wild Berry Skittles
  • 2000- New flavor: sour skittles
  • 2004- Skittles launches its first bubble gum
  • 2005- New flavor: Skittles smoothie mix
  • 2006- Skittles launches X-treme fruit skittles gum (first limited edition variety)
  • 2009- New flavor:Skittles crazy cores
  • 2010-New flavor: Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits™
  • 2012- New flavor: Riddles
  • 2013- New flavor: Dark side skittles
  • 2014- New flavor: Skittles desserts
  • 2015- New flavor: Orchards

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