Iâ€™m not a fan of pastel colors, because I donâ€™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, thereâ€™s something emasculating about pastel. Maybe itâ€™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 didnâ€™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 couldnâ€™t taste either.
Overall, I thought the Smoothie Mix Skittles were good. If they didnâ€™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 monthâ€™s prize drawing.
This month, the Impulsive Buy will be giving ONE lucky reader a $15 iTunes Gift Card, which we reviewed last month.
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To enter the drawing, just leave a comment for THIS review with the words â€œTune Me Onâ€ in it and whatever else you would like to say. Or, if you think weâ€™re crusty, drunk, smelly, and cheap comment whores, you can also enter by sending us an email with the phrase â€œTune Me Onâ€ in the subject field.
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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 entrantâ€™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 monthâ€™s prize drawing.
Hopefully, there will be more than fifteen entries.
So for those of you whoâ€™d like some free music, hereâ€™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. Iâ€™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.