Limited Edition White Skittles: A Rainbow Of Artificial Colors Removed

As a way to honor and celebrate pride month, Skittles has paired up with Tesco UK to release limited edition packs of “rainbowless” candy. This is the second year in a row that Wrigley has decided to release these unique Skittles candies to the public and it is currently sold on Amazon.com and Tesco UK stores until early September. The package sizes offered are the single serve bags (55g) and the sharable pouches (174g and 350g).

White Skittles Is The Only Skittles Product In Our App That Didn’t Score An “F” 

The way our food grading system works is each product gets graded higher or lower based solely on what’s in the ingredients. The more controversial ingredients that pop up in a product, such as natural and artificial colors/flavors and added sugars, the lower of a grade that food or beverage item will score. Based on our food grading system, the White Skittles scored a D+ compared to the Original Rainbow Skittles and every other Skittles product in our database which all scored an F. Wow!

The reason why all of the other Skittles products scored lower is because of the shocking amount of artificial colors used to make their traditional rainbow candy. The list of colors include: Titanium Dioxide, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1. The “rainbowless” limited edition candy has all of those artificial colors removed and just one artificial color in their place, E172, which is used to make the black “s” on each candy.

Though all Skittles varieties have a similar high sugar content (30-50g per serving), by the limited edition Skittles having a whopping nine less controversial ingredients in its product easily causes our food grading system to rate it higher than all of the rest. This definitely makes the limited edition Skittles the smarter choice to eat instead of the other Skittles products.

Less Artificial Colors Is Always Better For Your Body

Our world is filled with way too many food and beverages that contain controversial ingredients which can harm our body over time. Artificial coloring is certainly no exception. When the Center For Science In The Public Interest conducted a test on rats and mice back in 2010 to see their reaction to different artificial coloring, they found that nearly every color contained toxins that poorly affected the animals. Therefore, this leads us to believe that eating the original Skittles candy loaded with artificial colors can overtime cause similar health problems for us, such as having allergic reactions, hypersensitivity reactions and even cancer.

With all that said, if you find yourself craving Skittles, be sure to choose the limited edition white Skittles over the original. The less artificial colors you’re exposed to, the healthier your body can be.

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