ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Facts about Skittles

Updated on September 14, 2015
Skittles are yummy and colorful candies.
Skittles are yummy and colorful candies. | Source

What are Skittles?

Skittles are a brand of fruit flavored sweets. Similar to M&Ms. Each flavor consists of 20% of the bag.

Skittles are round candies that have an 'S' on them.

Skittles: Love them or hate them?

See results

History of Skittles

Skittles did not originate in the United States. They were first commercially made in 1974 by a British company. Then, in 1979 it was introduced to the United States as an import confectionery. In 1982, production of Skittles started in the United States. Today, they are produced by the WM. Wrigley Jr. Company and sold in over 65 countries.

Ingredients of Skittles

Inside it's mainly sugar, corn syrup, and hydrogenated palm kernel oil. Skittles are also made from fruit juice, citric acid, and natural/artificial flavoring.

Facts about Skittles

Did you know that it takes eight hours for a Skittle to be coated in its shell?

Nutrition Facts of Skittles

Serving Size - 1 package (2 oz)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values
Calories
231
 
Calories from Fat
22
 
Total Fat
2.49g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.495g
2%
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.068g
 
Monounsaturated Fat
1.687g
 
Cholesterol
0
0%
Sodium
9mg
0%
Potassium
5mg
 
Total Carbohydrate
51.66g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
43.33g
 
Protein
0.11g
 

Flavors of Skittles

The first 5 flavors were lemon, lime, orange, strawberry, and grape. Other flavors include tropical, wild berry, crazy core, sour, and smoothie.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR

      Amanda 

      5 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thanks idigwebsites! The feedback is always appreciated!

    • idigwebsites profile image

      idigwebsites 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the wonderful and even a bit surprising facts about Skittles. Voted up and interesting. :)

    • profile image

      bob 

      6 years ago

      ya i love tem too

    • profile image

      mad 12 

      6 years ago

      love them

    • profile image

      rock the rock 

      6 years ago

      or root beer or cotton candy dog i love skittles and they love me

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)