Yestarday, I bought a pack of Skittles Orchards, which have been on the market since late last year. At that time the Skittles Darkside variety was on its way out and I’ve yet to try them. Oh well. But them Orchards definitely caught my eye, and yes, Skittles has outdone itself. The five flavors of Skittles Orchards are Orange, Red Apple, Cherry, Peach, and Lime (so THAT’S where they put the Lime Skittles!).
I am going to review the five flavors one by one and give a rating for each of them.
Orange: Because Orange, that’s why. A verrrrrrrrrry familiar flavor in the Original variety. Fresh squeezed. 8.4
Cherry: The cherry flavor is subtle but still pronounced. It’s not like, “I’m the f***in’ Cherry Skittle!” but still just as tasty. 7.6
Red Apple: Out of the two apple-flavored Skittles, I like the Red Apple ones better. Although you still get the apple-y tang you’d expect from any apple-flavored candy, it’s more of a gentler apple flavor. Suck it, Green Apple! Lol. 7.8
Peach: The peach flavor is slightly….. off. Considering I’ve never been a big peach-flavored candy fan. 6.9
Lime: Poor, poor Lime. First they take him out of the Original mix in favor of nasty ass Green Apple. Then they put him in the now-discontinued Skittles Darkside as “Midnight Lime”. Now he’s in the Skittles Orchards variety. I’d rather they put Lime back into the Originals, put Watermelon in the Orchards as the green Skittle, and get rid of Green Apple altogether. But that’s none of my business. 9.7
Overall score: 8.1 (B-)