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    Posted on May 9, 2017

    IMPORTANT DEBATE: Which Type Of Skittles Are The Best Of Them All?!

    Rank the rainbow.

    There's no such thing as a worst Skittle, there's just good, better, and best. Some flavors are exceedingly incredible, but how do you decipher between awesome and elite? By ranking each type of Skittles in five different aspects, on a scale of 1-5. Here are the categories:

    Individual Flavors: How good does each flavor of Skittle in the bag taste?

    Combined Flavors: How good do all of the Skittles in the bag taste together?

    Addictiveness: How difficult is it to put down the bag?

    Uniqueness: How innovative are the flavors?

    Availability: Can these Skittles be found easily in most stores?

    8. Sour Skittles

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    Sour Skittles pack a mighty punch! The flavors are the same as Original Skittles, but they're covered in lovely sour dust that's capable of triggering a squinty expression. They're not as easy on the tongue as other Skittles, but if you're in the mood for something super sour, these are always the answer.

    7. Crazy Core Skittles

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    Blue Raspberry Lemon is such a perfect flavor, and the rest of the options (Cherry Lemonade, Mango Peach, Melon Berry, and Strawberry Watermelon) ain't too shabby either. They're unique and pretty difficult to stop eating, but the only downside is how impossible they are to find. If you search deep enough online you'll spot some here and there, but ordering Skittles from a sketchy website isn't ideal, leaving many wondering: WHERE OH WHERE HAVE THE CRAZY CORE SKITTLES GONE?!

    6. Darkside Skittles

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    Darkside Skittles existed, then they were gone, then they seemed to exist again, but now they've possibly left us again? Frankly it's an emotional rollercoaster, but the high of having Darkside Skittles in your mouth cancels out the low of being unable to find them anywhere. The phenomenal flavors include Pomegranate and Blood Orange, but most important is the inclusion of Midnight Lime. ALL Skittles lovers know how coveted Lime has been since it got Pluto'd out of the Original Flavors.

    5. Orchards Skittles

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    SPEAKING OF LIME, you can find some in Orchards Skittles, along with Cherry, Orange, Peach, and Red Apple. It's a delightful combination overall, but let it be known that Peach and Red Apple are like the Skittles tag team champions, and they really take the Orchards to a whole different level of delicious.

    4. Sweets + Sours Skittles

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    WHEN YOU WANT SOUR SKITTLES, BUT YOU ALSO WANT THE SWEET SKITTLES YOU KNOW AND LOVE, LOOK WHAT'S HERE FOR YOU. Sweets + Sours are a brilliant combination the following flavors: Sweet Strawberry, Sweet Orange, Sour Cherry, Sweet Watermelon, AND Sour Blue Raspberry. If these are ever carried in all of the stores, and thus easier to find, they could easily become a Skittles mainstay.

    3. Wild Berry Skittles

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    The flavors are Berry Punch, Melon Berry, Wild Cherry, Raspberry, and Strawberry, and with their powers combined they're one of the most popular, trusted forms of Skittles of 'em all. Seriously, Wild Berry is just as beloved as Original Skittles, in the same way that Cool Ranch Doritos are just as coveted as Original Nacho Cheese Doritos. Where there are Original Skittles, there are Wild Berry Skittles right next to them, and that's the way it should be forever.

    2. Original Skittles

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    The Original Skittles are SO PERFECT in just about every way, but the flavors (Grape, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry and Green Apple) aren't particularly unique. Still, they deserve points for being ~ the originals ~, sans green apple, which replaced lime (RIP) and made them a more unique mixture. Regardless, these are the most iconic, irreplaceable, reliable form of Skittles, period.

    1. Tropical Skittles

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    JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE GLORIOUS OPTIONS YOU'LL FIND IN A BAG OF TROPICAL SKITTLES:

    Banana Berry

    Mango Tangelo

    Kiwi Lime

    Strawberry Starfruit

    Pineapple Passionfruit

    It's an incredible combination of unique flavors. Every handful of these are a mouthgasm. As you chomp on a chewy ball of sweet perfection, you can taste the flavors intermingling with one another to introduce your tongue to pure, magical, rainbow ecstasy. Sure it's cool when wine experts have developed palates and know the difference between a fruity, floral Merlot and a full-bodied Pinot Noir, but to have taste buds that recognize Banana Berry amongst a mixture of Mango Tangelo and Pineapple Passionfruit is truly impressive.

    The final and most important factor here is that these have TWO flavors in each Skittle, so you get to enjoy 10 different fruity sensations in a bag. Therefore, your winner and champion of all the Skittles (by a whopping 0.5 points) is... TROPICAL.

    WINNER:

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