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New Skittles Darkside from Mars include these bold fruit flavours:
- Forbidden Fruit
- Midnight Lime
- Dark Berry
- Blood Orange
Pomegranate (Dark Red) has a deep flavor with a good cherry and berry flavor. It’s tangy, but doesn’t have that tannic bite that real pomegranates do. If I wasn’t told this was pomegranate, I’d just say blackberry. Not that there’s anything wrong with a good blackberry.
Dark Berry (Purple) is a lovely color, just a little more red than the grape in the Fruits Skittles. The flavor is good, it’s well rounded with a floral and berry jam mix of notes and maybe a little blackcurrant.
Forbidden Fruit (Blue) tasted a bit like melon and currant to me. A fruit punch, but less generic.
Blood Orange (Coral) is not a deep red like the juice is. Instead the pieces are more of a dark salmon color. The flavor is nicely juicy, more of the juice flavor of a tangerine than the traditional orange. But it’s missing a note, an orange peel flavor to give it a true roundness. It’s also not that intense.
Midnight Lime is a puzzle. I don’t know what makes it midnight-ish. I have some Fruits Skittles around, so I tried the lime ones as well. They’re lime Skittles. There’s very little difference. The color is a bit more on the medium green side instead of bright light green. There may be less zest, but I wouldn’t say that’s a selling point.
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Citric Acid, Thickening Agent (Tapioca Dextrin), Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavours, Colours (E129, E171, E132, E133, E102, E110), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax).
Manufactured in USA