Smoothie Mix Skittles

Smoothie Skittles

I’m not a fan of pastel colors, because I don’t look good in pastels.

If I wore pastel colors, I would look like a snotty, country club membership owning, private school graduated prick or a rejected J. Crew catalog model.

Plus, there’s something emasculating about pastel. Maybe it’s the brightness of it, after all, my wardrobe and soul consists of mostly dark colors.

It was this dislike of pastel that had me second guessing my purchase of these Smoothie Mix Skittles. I was afraid the bright colors of the Skittles would do something strange to me, like direct me towards the nearest Gap to look at their spring collection.

That fortunately didn’t happen after I ate the entire bag of Skittles.

In each bag of Smoothie Mix Skittles, there are five flavors: orange mango, peach pear, strawberry banana, lemon berry, and mixed berry. My favorite was the peach pear flavor.

With most of the combinations, I felt that one flavor really overpowered the other. For example, with the orange mango flavor, I could mostly taste the orange. With the pear peach flavor, I could mostly taste the pear.

However, with the strawberry banana flavor, I really couldn’t taste either.

Overall, I thought the Smoothie Mix Skittles were good. If they didn’t come in pastel colors, they would be slightly better.

Well folks, now that the obligatory review is out of the way, we can now focus our attention towards this month’s prize drawing.

This month, the Impulsive Buy will be giving ONE lucky reader a $15 iTunes Gift Card, which we reviewed last month.

Yahtzee! (BTW, “Yahtzee! is now the official Impulsive Buy catch phrase, which we stole from a particular board game company.)

To enter the drawing, just leave a comment for THIS review with the words “Tune Me On” in it and whatever else you would like to say. Or, if you think we’re crusty, drunk, smelly, and cheap comment whores, you can also enter by sending us an email with the phrase “Tune Me On” in the subject field.

If you leave a comment, don’t forget to fill out the email field, because we will be emailing the winner for their mailing address. Don’t worry about the shipping, we will take care of all 37 cents of it.

We will start accepting entries for the drawing on March 11, 2005. We will stop accepting entries on March 16, 2005. Only one entry allowed per person. The drawing is ONLY open to those in the United States. (Sorry to the rest of the world, the card can only be redeemed at the U.S. iTunes Music Store)

The winner of the prize drawing will be picked in the following way:

I will dictate each entrant’s email address, which will be recorded by my computer. The dictated email addresses will be turned into individual MP3 files. I will import all of the MP3s into iTunes and create a playlist containing all of the dictated email addresses.

Then I will click the shuffle button in iTunes fifteen times, which will mix up the order of the MP3s. Finally, I will play the MP3s and the fifteenth email I hear will be the winner of this month’s prize drawing.

Hopefully, there will be more than fifteen entries.

So for those of you who’d like some free music, here’s your chance.


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Item: Smoothie Mix Skittles
Purchase Price: 50 cents
Rating: 3 out of 5
Pros: Cheap. More sugar than a can of soda. Interesting flavor combinations. I’m not a country club snob or a rejected J. Crew catalog model.
Cons: Emasculating pastel colors. One flavor seemed to dominant the other with most mixed flavors.

67 thoughts to “Smoothie Mix Skittles”

  1. I think this is the first product on The Impulse Buy that I have tried not only before you, but at all. I really enjoyed these skittles too.

  2. Tune Me On!!! Yahtzee, I love Skittles so I will be picking up a package today. I like that you started using Yahtzee in your reviews very nice and catchy!!

  3. Tune Me On… Not to be confused with “Turn Me On”, ’cause you’re a dude. I typically don’t get involved with dudes. Not since prison, at least.

  4. Tune me on! When my sister and I were kids, the neighbor’s little girl finally scored Yahtzee! against us but she was so flustered she pronounced it with a long “a” sound. We ridiculed her and have pronounced it that way ever since.

  5. Tune me in Bro. One of the only prophetic dreams that I’ve ever had was about Skittles. Right before they released the Tropical Skittles, I dreamed about them, and I even told my sister, “I had a dream last night that they were making new Skittles in tropical flavors, weird, huh?” And then like a month later, there they were. I have a deeply spiritual relationship with candy.

  6. Tune me on, slap my ass and call me skittles! woohoo, free music!
    (I bet the pastel colors has something to do with the arrival of spring and Easter?) I’m going to try them cause I loooooove skittles. especially the tropical ones, when I can find them.

  7. Tune Me On!

    The checkout person at Walgreens was trying to sell me this the other day – Smoothie Skittles. They don’t work on commission over there, so I was taken aback. She was obviously super psyched about this product. Needless to say, I didn’t buy them. But now I will. Marvo, you should get some type of commission for this future sale!

  8. If I hire Barry White to say “Tune Me On” in that oh so sexy Barry White way, will he be entered in the drawing or will I?

    Wait, if I don’t hire Barry White I can afford to buy my own damned gift card.

    Tune me on, and if Barry White shows up on your doorstep tell him never mind.

  9. Tune Me On Marvo! I’ll try the skittles sometime.. they are in a silly packaging! Wow, what a unique way to pick a winner.. you’re too groovy!

  10. Tune me on!

    And I too tried these skittles way before you. I actually thought of posting about them in my own blog, but I got lazy and threw the wrapper away. Id have to say that these are my favorite skittles by far….I think more stores need to carry them

  11. Tune me on!!

    I am scared to try pastel-colored food, but maybe I’ll close my eyes and try some of these Skittles.

  12. Tune me on!! For Christmas, I got all these Skittles flavored lip smackers. This smoothie kind was one of them…I had no idea this candy flavor was actually out in stores…even better than licking my lips constantly 🙂

  13. Huh. Everyone knows that original Skittles are the best, especially the red ones, but Tune me On anyway.

    I am also the proud owner of the 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of Yahtzee. Just so you know.

  14. Tune Me On

    Skittles = Too sweet, headache inducing. Better to just put in a bowl as decoration.

  15. Tune Me On!!! Anyhoo, I was food shopping, and I looked for this item, but couldn”t find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I could find them?

  16. Tune me on I’m a radio. I bought these because they were the only candy on sale at Walgreen’s at the time. I give ’em a “meh”. Who’s been pining away for someone to make a pear-flavored candy??

  17. Hey Marvo – tune me on!!! I just found your site thanks to Karen over at Verbatim – you are hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh!! 🙂

  18. Well Marvo, I have learned that anything that is diet or carb reduced should not be consumed. 🙂

  19. Tune me on!

    I agree with Leah- I had to leave work early due to some tummy rumbling (and other unmentionables) from carb-reduced chocolate. Not pleasant. I’ve since switched back to Skittles.

  20. The deadline for entries has passed.

    The winner will be announced on Monday, March 21st.

    The Impulsive Buy

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