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New Zombie SKITTLES® candies hit U.S. store shelves this Halloween

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – SKITTLES® candy is turning the tables on zombies this Halloween with the U.S. launch of its new Zombie SKITTLES®, and now everyone has a chance to taste the rotten flavor for the first time, if they dare.

Each pack of Zombie SKITTLES® features a mix of five fruity flavors: Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon, Boogeyman Blackberry, Chilling Black Cherry, and Blood Red Berry. The ultimate twist? You don’t know which one may have the repulsive taste known as rotten zombie! Hidden beneath the candy shell of select pieces in the pack is a rotten zombie flavor that will reveal itself only once you’ve started to chew. It’s an utterly disgusting taste experience that will elicit strong reactions from anyone and everyone daring enough to try it.

“Our fans love SKITTLES® not just for its delicious fruity flavors, but for the irreverence and sense of humor for which the brand is known,” said Rebecca Duke, SKITTLES® Senior Brand Manager, Mars Wrigley U.S. “This Halloween, we wanted to give our fans the ultimate rotten twist on the candy they know and love, challenging them to test their bravery over a bag of Zombie SKITTLES®.”

As part of the launch, SKITTLES® Candy is daring its fans to take part in the #DareTheRainbow Challenge. It’s quite simple. Those brave enough to try Zombie SKITTLES® are encouraged to gather a group of friends, record their experience as they try—and eventually taste—the hidden zombie flavor, and then share on Instagram using #DareTheRainbow and @skittles.

Zombie SKITTLES® will be available in major retailers across the U.S. in Share Size (RRP $1.89), Lay Down Bag (RRP $2.49) and Fun Size Bag (RRP $2.99).

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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