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Skittles are a type of sugar candy printed with the letter "S". They were created in 1974 by a company in England.

Background

Skittles

Skittles came to America in 1979. They were originally from Britain, who first made skittles in 1974. The skittle's slogan "taste the rainbow" came from New York by a company called D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles on around 1994.

Description

Skittles is a type of chewy fruit flavored candy. They have a hard outside with a chewy inside and an "s" on one side. Skittles come in many flavors. The original flavors were lime, lemon, grape, orange and cherry.

Timeline

1974- Skittles are first made by company in Britain

1979- Skittles came to America

1989- New flavors: Tropical skittles and Wild Berry Skittles

2000- New flavor: sour skittles

2004- Skittles launches its first bubble gum

2005- New flavor: Skittles smoothie mix

2006- Skittles launches X-treme fruit skittles gum (first limited edition variety)

2009- New flavor:Skittles crazy cores

2010-New flavor: Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits™

2012- New flavor: Riddles

2013- New flavor: Dark side skittles

2014- New flavor: Skittles desserts

2015- New flavor: Orchards

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