|The colors of these Skittles do not exactly make one salivate, either. They look like the colors that toddlers get when they over-mix their finger paints.|
This failure supports my general opinion that candy extensions are often sub-par. Readers may remember, for example, my invective take on tropical candy brand extensions. People might also simultaneously remember, though, that in the same post, I praise the Sour Skittle as one of the turn-of-the-century's greatest achievements. So ultimately, the fact that the Riddles are on close-out at the local Kroger's and out of stock in most online candy stores (suggesting their imminent discontinuation) is only marginally pleasing to me. I would never want to stifle the potentiality of brand extension candy. For every travesty, like the chewy Spree, there are triumphs, like the Sour Skittle or Gummi Sweetart. Yes, the Skittles Riddles are a big flop, but they are perhaps a stepping stone to future innovation, and we can all get behind that.