REVIEW: Zombie Skittles

Zombie Skittles

What are Zombie Skittles?

This year’s new Halloween Skittles mix includes five fruit flavors: petrifying citrus punch (orange), mummified melon (green), chilling black cherry (purple), boogeyman blackberry (blue), and blood red berry (red). But lurking among all these colors is a “rotten zombie” flavor, so you can eat a zombie before it eats you. It’s like Russian roulette for your taste buds.

How are they?

Zombie Skittles Closeup

All the fruit flavors are lovely. Melon might be my new favorite Skittles flavor; black cherry is a nice alternative to typical cherry flavors; citrus, red berry, and blackberry are what you would expect.

But I know you came here for the zombie flavor.

It’s truly repulsive.

It starts out tasting like rotting fruit, and then it transitions to a somewhat meaty flavor, which is horrifying when you think about it. This flavor stops me in my tracks, and I almost want to laugh because it’s so bad.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Zombie Skittles Spoons

It’s easy enough to power through the zombie flavor (or spit it out), so it doesn’t entirely spoil the candy-eating experience. My educated estimate for the ratio of zombie to fruit is approximately 1:9, so most of them are safe.

That said, there is genuine relief when you get a fruity one.


I probably will not buy these, nor will I be sad if they don’t come back next year. But they do exactly what they mean to do, and they’re a weirdly fun novelty candy. They would be great at a Halloween party.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of the product. Doing so did not influence my review in any way.

Purchased Price: Free
Size: 3.6 oz. bag
Purchased at: Received from Mars
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 oz/28 g/27 pieces) 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 21 grams of total sugar, 21 grams of added sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

14 thoughts to “REVIEW: Zombie Skittles”

  1. When did 3.6 ounces of Skittles become a “share size”? Am I supposed to share 1 oz each with 2.6 of my friends?

    Did Mars hire a woke social justice warrior marketing team who declared “King Size” to be racist and misogynistic?

    1. I always assumed “Share Size” was supposed to make it look like they cared about your health and didn’t want it to seem like they expected you to eat the whole thing by yourself in one sitting.

  2. Nice review Mark! Question, did the zombie ones seem to be mostly one color or was it totally random?

      1. The back of the package says, “A Rotten Zombie taste can be hiding behind any of these colors!” I didn’t pay exact attention, but as far as I have observed, the distribution seems pretty random.

  3. Worst candy ever! Huge waste of money! I bought these for the office and everyone hated them. I thought they were going to throw up in front of me!!!!!!

  4. These were fun… in a fun-size. Made me eat each skittle individually, appreciating their delicious fruity flavors. Beyond that, the joy of eating Skittles by mixing and matching various colors is ruined. The zombie flavor is like a weird cheese, which I find marginally unappetizing, as it gets diluted by actual skittles + it pairs poorly with the other flavors. In my opinion the risk-factor is ruined by not being stand-out enough. Would be better if the surprise flavor: 1. didn’t ruin other flavors, and 2. was easier to notice. Like if they made them super-sour.

  5. I thought they were pretty cool. Me and my kids got a kick out of seeing how many we could eat before we got one. The flavor to me tasted like garbage smells if that makes sense and then morphed into a kind of rotten onion flavor. I’m not sure I would buy the share size again because I have half a pack left and am scared to eat anymore cause I don’t think I can take anymore of the nastiness. LOL Overall though pretty cool. I would purchase the pack of mini bags again so I hope they bring they back next year.

  6. Who in the world got this idea past corporate? I could see it listed as an adult candy treat for Halloween. But for kids!! All it takes is one bad eating experience from kids to wipe out a products reputation such as Skittles. This is potentially the case with our family and friends with kids. What a trick for a treat.

  7. These aren’t cyanide pills people and havn’t all of you here tasted bad milk? These won’t kill us people,just for fun and limited,get over it!! lol

    1. Well, Jeff, I thought the same… but it turns out some flavor profiles do not mesh. If you put regular skittles in my favorite type of cheese, it’d still be awful. But rank milk is certainly worse.

      Eating skittles one-by-one gets old fast. Especially when you have an aftertaste from the unfortunate ones. 10% is too high for a landmine candy that’s best eaten a few at a time. They should have like 3% super-sour, 2% habanero, 2% wasabi… flavors that are shocking but interesting (compatible with other skittles) rather than dealbreakers.

  8. My bestie gave these for me and when i ate it i almost threw up and i was so scared to eat anymore i didn’t even finish them so don’t eat these if ya don’t want your apitite to be ruined

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