Skittles JUST Announced Plans to Bring Back Its Lime Skittles for Good

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It's the moment we've been waiting for since 2013. Lime Skittles are officially coming back!

Skittles has served up rainbow-colored candy since 1979. For decades, the packs of Original Skittles boasted a quintet of can’t-miss fruit flavors: orange, lemon, lime, grape and strawberry.

Suddenly, in 2013, that original cast changed. The lime Skittles were moved from the Original pack to the new Darkside Skittles variety, which featured tropical-tinged fruits like pomegranate, dark berry and blood orange. (Its name was also changed to “Midnight Lime.”)

In 2017, Skittles brought back lime for—gasp—a limited time. The lime Skittles were happily reunited with other classic flavors in the Original Skittles package. However, they came and went so fast, it feels like they were never really here. But now we cane see how much Skittles loves their fans.

Goodbye, Green Apple—Lime Is Here to Stay!

It’s official, folks. Lime Skittles are coming back in a blaze of glory in the latter half of 2021. Just take a look at @CandyHunting‘s Instagram announcement:

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Skittles has heeded our prayers and rewarded us all with what we want most: lime Skittles, baby! Not that we don’t love green apple, too (which we do), there’s just nothing like a classic lime Skittle. It really fills out a mouthful of fruity rainbow flavors, if you ask me.

When Will Lime Skittles Be Back?

You won’t have to wait long at all—the new lime-inclusive packs will be rolling out in October 2021! Yes, that’s just around the corner. Even better—it’s right on time for Halloween trick-or-treating. Check your local candy dealers for your Skittles fix next month. Both the Original packs and Sour packs of Skittles will include the highly-coveted lime, so don’t worry! Whatever your preference, you’ll have the time of your lime.

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