Skittles are small chewy candies in a package of original fruit flavors which are grape, lemon, lime, orange and strawberry. "Taste the rainbow of fruit flavors!"
Skittles were first made commercially in 1974 by a British company. They were then introduced in North America in 1979 as an import confectionery. Finally in 1982, domestic production of Skittles began in the United States. Today they are made by Wrigley.
Skittles are my absolute favorite and have been since I was a little girl living in Hawaii. My big brother use to try to take my Skittles all the time. I would hide my bag in my room and my brother always found it. When he found it he would pour half of my bag in to his to make it seem that he had been saving his Skittles even though he finished his bag seconds after he got it.
But, I became wise to him and began counting my Skittles, taping the bag shut and then writing the number of Skittles on the tape. After that if he tried to take my Skittles I would have evidence that he took them and he would get in trouble. To this day Skittles are still my favorite and now I send them to my brother every time he is stationed overseas. His most recent package went to Afghanistan and now he shares his Skittles with the men in his unit. ~ Kim from Colorado