Skittles candy was created by an English company and introduced in America in 1974. As of 2005, Skittles are sold in over 65 countries around the world.
The United States began production of Skittles in 1982. The process of creating Skittles takes approximately eight hours, during which the candies are coated with flavoring, polished and marked with the trademark "S."
Currently owned by Wrigley, Skittles are sold in a variety of different packaging and flavors, including original, sour and wild berry. In 2014 Skittles introduced a new flavor, desserts. Skittles' flavors vary by region and country. For example, sour Skittles are only available in the United States and the United Kingdom, while mint Skittles were only offered in the United Kingdom before being discontinued.