Monday, April 20, 2020

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip!

Skittles Dips  - CVS

Things I have learned during quarantine: Vol 1
  1. My dark under eye circles are definitely genetic 
  2. Adding potato chips to chocolate chip cookies is the best thing since sliced bread
  3. I don't like yogurt even half as much as the rest of the world
I have avoided trying these not-so-new yogurt-covered Skittles because I think yogurt covered anything is disgusting. I know it has it's fans, otherwise the trail mix section at the supermarket wouldn't be 50% yogurt-covered-whatevers, but I just don't get the appeal. It's as if someone looked at chocolate covered raisins and thought, how could I make this, but sadder? Yogurt!
Someone must have looked at Skittles and thought the same thing, because these now exist, and after seeing them consistently on my Instagram feed for months, I finally caved in and grabbed a pack.
Side note: Thank goodness companies started making smaller and individual sized versions of a lot of these trendy new flavors. I am loving that I can try them without a huge caloric commitment.  
When opened, the candies inside look like ghostly versions of themselves. The semi-opaque white coating mutes all the coloring, making it difficult to tell certain colors from one another, particularly red and orange. The finish is matte, and a little lumpy, with gray "s" symbols stamped on for branding purposes. Like most yogurt-covered anything, they don't look all that appealing. It's as if I am being visited by ghosts of Skittles past...actually, now that I think about it, THIS would have been a great gimmick for the Halloween Zombie Skittles. The coating would have hidden the gross flavors even more and looked spooky while doing it. Maybe next year, that is, if these stick around... 
So, how are they?  

Green: It's still green apple, but now it has a creamy vanilla coating. The combination is more appealing than the standard, un-coated, green apple, but it's still tangy and artificial. Easily my least favorite of the bunch, but I am a Green Apple hater. 
Orange: At first the coating really overwhelmed the fruity flavor, I had hopes for a delicious orange creamsicle experience, but it was more like a cream and then hint of orange. Not bad, but not as good as I had hoped. Still, as far as combinations go, it works really well.
Yellow: Okay! This gives me lemon meringue pie vibes right off the bat. Honestly, it's amazing, and it makes me miss lime even more. SUCH A MISSED OPPORTUNITY! I would buy a whole bag of lemon Dips if I could. Hey Skittles, release a Meringue Mix with just Lemon and Lime with this coating! Please, and Thank You. 
Purple: Eh. It's okay. Grape and cream isn't really a combo I would seek out on my own, and Lemon is a pretty hard act to follow, but this was tolerable and only slightly enjoyable. I'd eat it over apple any day. 
Red: I think we all know the red Skittle is the BEST Skittle. (Fight me.) But will adding a cream coating make it even better? Nope. It reminds me a little bit of Creamsavers from back in the day, and that little twinge of nostalgia makes me like it more than I would otherwise, but I rather have a normal red Skittle than a cream coated one any day. 
Admittedly, these weren't as bad as I thought they would be. There was one glorious lemon stand out, but the rest were mediocre at best and definitely not an improvement over the normal original mix. Loving just one out of the five flavors isn't enough for me to ever buy this mix again, but if lemon was sold individually, I'd say they're the flavor to try.   
Fans of these would also like: Chobani Concord Grape Yogurt, Lemon Delight PeepsI miss Sweet Heat Skittles (RIP), All my Skittles Reviews
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