If You See a Bag of Gray Skittles, This Is What It Means

Skittles is giving up its rainbow for a good cause.

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From Caramel Cold Brew M&M’s to Jet-Puffed’s Color-Changing Marshmallows, it’s shaping up to be great summer for new releases.

Skittles, however, has reliably been bringing back tried-and-true favorites instead of new products. A couple of years ago, it was lime Skittles, much to everyone’s delight. This year, they’re rolling out another returning favorite—Pride Skittles, with updated designs for 2023.

Skittles Is Giving Up Its Rainbow for Pride Month This Year

Like the Oreos limited-edition Pride Package that comes out for Pride Month, the gray packages of Skittles are all about celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in June, which is Pride Month. However, since Oreos are already black and white, they add colored creme, while Skittles, which is usually available in all the colors of the rainbow, decided to take the opposite approach.

This is the fourth year in a row that Skittles has chosen to give up its signature rainbow colors because during Pride Month, only one rainbow matters! Like last year, Skittles will be changing the color to gray instead of its signature white. For the second year in a row, each packet will also feature art by one of five talented artists who use their art to “increase visibility, help others feel seen and advocate for others.” The packets will also feature a QR code that takes you to the Skittles Pride page where you can hear from the artists themselves. That’s not all—throughout the month of June they’ll be donating $1 from every packet sold (up to $100,000) to GLAAD, the world’s leading LGBTQ+ media advocacy group.

And if you’re worried about the taste, never fear—you’ll still be able to indulge in your favorite fruity flavors. In fact, it’ll be even better, because you’ll get a surprise with every bite!

Where Can I Get Pride Skittles?

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The limited-edition Pride Skittles will be available at select retail stores nationwide starting in May up until mid-July. You can grab a 4-ounce Share Size Pack or a 15.6-ounce Stand Up Pouch. Snag a few before they’re gone and keep the Pride going all year long!

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is a writer, poet and amateur photographer who often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. You can find her up at 3 a.m. writing, researching the perfect combo for her next grilled cheese or making a more eco-friendly grocery list.