What Are Some Fun Facts About Skittles?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 4:08:34 AM ET
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A chewy, fruit-flavored treat, Skittles candy is marketed by Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Inc. According to an article in The New York Times, as of 2012, Skittles were the most popular candy among younger children and teenagers in the United States. First sold in Britain in 1974, the candy was introduced to the U.S. market in 1979, with its original flavor combination of strawberry, lemon, lime, grape and orange.