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Candy Review: Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits

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Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits
Skittles and I have had a pretty good relationship over the years. They make the bite-sized, fruit-flavored candy; I eat the bite-sized, fruit flavored candy. It’s a relationship that has served us both well. There’s also, like, a billion different flavor varieties of Skittles on that market, and I love every single one of them. Well, I guess that’s not entirely true. I’m not really a fan of Wild Berry Skittles, and I absolutely cannot stand Sour Skittles. They burn holes in my tongue, I kid you not. Recently, Skittles popped out another new variety: Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits. Naturally, I had to give them a taste. Spoilers: I don’t like them.

Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits, like the Sour Skittles before them, are regular-old Skittles covered in a thin coat of sugar-dust. When placed on your tongue, the dust is supposed to start fizzing. Well folks, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the fizz-powder works. As soon as I placed a Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits on my tongue, it started to tingle. It felt like my tongue was holding an electric charge or something, and that’s not a bad thing. Unfortunately, the thing that makes this candy so interesting also responsible for making it taste TERRIBLE.

Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits come in five flavors: Wild Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Melon Berry, and Berry Punch. That should sound familiar because these are the exact same flavors  found in a pack of Wild Berry Skittles. As I mentioned before, I’m not a HUGE fan of Wild Berry Skittles, but even if thought Wild Berry Skittles were delicious, it wouldn’t matter. Whatever makes Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits fizzle also does really terrible things to your taste buds. Once the tingling phase ends, the candy immediately tastes salty. I don’t know about you, but I like to keep my fruit-flavored snacks as far away from salt as possible. Following the saltiness is a refreshing blast of fruit flavor. Unfortunately, the flavor fades instantly, and I was left chewing on a flavorless mound of wax for the rest of the time. I wish I was making this up. I keep eating this awful candy because I want to be wrong, but it’s getting worse as I continue. I even tried skipping the fizzle part of the process by eating the candy quickly, but that didn’t help either. Something about the fizzing makes this candy taste awful.

So, there you go. It seems like whenever Mars throws that sugar-dust on their Skittles, I don’t like them. On the bright side, Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits do exactly what they advertise. They tingle on your tongue, no question about it. I recommend buying some Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits if you want to pass a bag around with your friends so you can look at each other and say “They really do tingle on your tongue!” Otherwise, you’re better off just buying a regular old bag of Wild Berry Skittles. Sure, you’re missing out on the “fun,” but at least you have something that taste like fruit-flavored candy and not like salty wax.

Editor’s note: I actually quite enjoyed the Fizzl’d Fruits and didn’t think they were bad at all. Yes, the coating is a bit salty but I enjoyed the overall experience and would (and have) get them again.

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12 Responses to “Candy Review: Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits”

  1. 1
    D Allen says:

    Too funny, Sour Skittles burn my tongue,too. Original Skittles are the best, why must they try to improve on perfection? I agree that these candies are rather unpleasantly salty. I’ll stick with my originals.

  2. 2
    Stephanie says:

    I have never tried this version of Skittles but Skittles are a favorite of two of my children. I suppose I would have given this a try but the whole fizzy and then salty review has definitely changed my mind. I probably would not hear the end of their little complaints over why I didn’t just get the “normal” Skittles. Thanks for describing it so well-great site!

  3. 3
    Candy Man says:

    I’m sticking with the BASICS – SKITTLES and will not be messing with the Fizzled. The reviewer did a good job of describing the taste, texture and flavor “reaction”!

  4. 4
    Supertb34 says:

    Agreed. Stick to what works. Original skittles all the way! Sugar acid and tongues do not mix people. Thanks for the heads up. Love the site!

  5. 5
    Bioterror says:

    I actually love Sour Skittles. I used to eat them until I had this weird chemical burn on my tongue. Strangely, I hate spicy foods. But, I had high hopes for the Fizzled Skittles. I’ve eaten fizzy candy before, so I figured it wouldn’t be too strange. It wasn’t at all like I expected. It was like someone rolled the Skittles in Alkaseltzer and soap. It had an odd salty taste, like you described, and felt soapy. I kept the packet that I couldn’t finish and passed it around to my friends, who also agreed it wasn’t very appealing.

  6. 6
    Rebecca says:

    I have to totally agree with this review. These are by far the worst skittles. I don’t remember them tasting salty but I do remember the most awful after taste and nothing helped to get rid of it. I really wanted to go back and get my dollar back. They just need to stop messing with skittles.

  7. 7
    Brent says:

    Gotta agree with you on the fizzy skittles….I hated them the one and only time i tried them….yep…tasted awful. However…i LOVE the sour skittles. One of my all time fav candy…..of course…I LOVE sour stuff…..

  8. 8
    Victoria says:

    I LOVE the original skittles! I’m not crazy about the sour ones, so I doubt I’ll try these fizzy ones… especially if they have a salty taste….. save the salt for popcorn. But I agree, the originals are perfect…. why do they need to keep experimenting? It’s like the Home Alone movies… the 1st two where great… but the 4th one sucked

  9. 9
    Cassie says:

    My little brother has bought a pack of fizzy skittles and loved them! I don’t like sour things AT ALL so I havn’t tried them(despit his constent pleding to try some). And I’m glad I didn’t!

  10. 10
    Noam Braude says:

    DUDE! I bought a pack, and yes skittles are great candies, but the fizzies SUK! They fizzle so much u cant taste the flavor AT ALL! but i disagree that sour skittles suck, for, once you suck them enough, it returns to its original sweet flavor, and that is a double win!

  11. 11
    Krystal says:

    after thinking about it i do agree that they are on the salty side. however its the carbonation powder that does it. drink soda water. without the syrup its pretty gross. so when you put it on the outside of a candy instead of inside it can be a little salty. Furthermore: remember fizzing war heads? same thing had a bit of a salty taste. but i still cant get enough of the fiz. :)

  12. 12
    Token says:

    I’ve tried them once (it was a gift) and it was a quite interesting experience. Not that bad yes. :)

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