30 Oct 2013
Review: Skittles Darkside
From "the other side of the rainbow" come these sinister Skittles Darkside, a variety which was released in the US earlier this year. Thank you to the lovely folks at Monster Sweets who sent them to me recently for review.
The flavours are suitably shadowy for this Darkside mix; Dark Berry, Pomegranate, Forbidden Fruit, Midnight Lime, and Blood Orange.
It's an interesting mix of flavours, with a somewhat muted spectrum of colours.
Dark Berry: These are unsurprisingly the darkest of the bunch, a deep brownish purple. The flavour here is sweet, with a fruity taste was most reminiscent of blackcurrants.
Pomegranate: This deep red sweet had a tangy edge, and a strong overall flavour. The pomegranate fruit was not really detectable, if anything the flavour reminded me more of a tart apple with a bit of sweet cherry mixed in.
Forbidden Fruit: Probably the hardest flavour to describe, I really couldn't pin this one down at all. It has a sweet generic berry flavour without any real depth to it. A bit dull as a whole, the best part about it is it's dark blue colour.
Midnight Lime: A lovely lime flavoured sweet with a rich green colour. It's tangy but with a pleasantly zesty sweetness. A bit of an artificial aftertaste but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this one.
Blood Orange: This one was slightly disappointing and didn't really live up to the promise of it's name. They're certainly tasty as a mild orange flavour, but they lack any of the intensity of a real blood orange.
Overall this was a very pleasant mix of new Skittles flavours. I sometimes find American sweets far too artificial tasting, but that wasn't the case here; these Skittles Darkside were very enjoyable.
Monster Sweets kindly sent me this product for an honest review but all views expressed are my own.
Grocery Gems Verdict: Skittles Darkside Skittles
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.