Everybody loves a fun twist on our favorite classic snacks and candies. Peppermint Bark Oreos? Yum! Fudge Brownie M&M’s? Sign me up!
Rotten Zombie Skittles? Sure! Wait, what? Rotten Zombie Skittles? Yes, you read that right. These are a real, new flavor of Skittles arriving a few months ahead of Halloween. Here’s everything you need to know.
Seemingly inspired by Harry Potter‘s Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavor Beans, these Rotten Zombie Skittles packs include a mystery flavor that tastes, well, kind of rotten. Don’t worry (too much), though, there will be five normal flavors included in the themed-pack, as well, including Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon, Boogeyman Blackberry, Chilling Black Cherry, and Blood Red Berry. Lurking amongst the tasty flavors is the rotten zombie-flavored skittle, so, try these ones at your own risk.
Our fans love Skittles not just for its delicious fruity flavors, but for the irreverence and sense of humor for which the brand is known,” said Rebecca Duke, Skittles senior brand manager, Mars Wrigley U.S, in a statement. “This Halloween, we wanted to give our fans the ultimate rotten twist on the candy they know and love, challenging them to test their bravery over a bag of Zombie Skittles.”
Skittles is also daring fans to attempt the #DaretheRainbow Challenge on social media. What’s that, you ask? “It’s quite simple,” the Rotten Zombie Skittles press release explains. “Those brave enough to try Zombie Skittles are encouraged to gather a group of friends, record their experience as they try — and eventually taste — the hidden zombie flavor, and then share on Instagram using #DareTheRainbow and @skittles.”
The Share Size bags will retail for around $1.89, while you can also pick up a Lay Down bag for $2.49 and a Fun Size for $2.99. Rotten Zombie Skittles are expected to be available at grocery stores nationwide, including Target and Walmart. Will you be brave enough to try?