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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.

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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.

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      rock the rock 5 years ago

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

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      mad 12 5 years ago

      love them

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      bob 5 years ago

      ya i love tem too

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

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

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thanks idigwebsites! The feedback is always appreciated!

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