Zombie Skittles Are the Perfect Halloween Treat—But There’s a Catch

Zombie Skittles aren't for the faint of heart.

If you thought holiday creep was bad—seriously, why are stores selling Christmas decor in October?—Skittles is on another level. The candy brand has already revealed its newest flavor, Zombie Skittles.

What Do the New Skittles Taste Like?

“Zombie” isn’t a flavor, so it’s understandable if you’re skeptical about the new Skittles. The Zombie Skittles bags will have Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon, Boogeyman Blackberry, Chilling Black Cherry and Blood Red Berry. Basically, it’s a bunch of berry-flavored Skittles, with spooky adjectives added to each flavor name.

But. Zombie Skittles will also have candy that tastes like “rotten zombie” secretly mixed into each bag. The package promises, “Most taste delicious but some taste like Rotten Zombie.” It sounds like you might bite into what you think is Blood Red Berry only to experience whatever the taste of a rotten zombie is! (We’d rather eat candy corn.)

Fortunately, the zombie-flavored candy isn’t the only new treat Skittles is releasing next year. There will be new Darkside Skittles bags in 2019, which should include Dark Berry, Black Cherry, Forbidden Fruit, Blood Orange and Midnight Lime flavors. Unlike the Zombie Skittles, the Darkside bags won’t include any gross flavors.

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When Can You Buy Zombie Skittles?

Halloween 2018 is coming up quick, but if you’re looking to get your hands on the new candy this year, you’ll be disappointed. Zombie Skittles won’t be available until Halloween 2019, and it doesn’t look like there’s an exact release date yet. Until then, you can always try this frightening fingers recipe for a scary snack kids of all ages will love.

Next up: Recipes inspired by our favorite horror movies.

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Meghan De Maria
For the last 10 years, Meghan has been working in digital media and covering topics like snacks, food news, cooking hacks, entertainment and intuitive eating. Apart from writing, she has also been a positive force in size-inclusivity and body mindfulness. Meghan founded the organization Plus Raleigh as a way to advocate for body acceptance in and around her hometown. Previous to that, she also helped create Refinery29’s 67% Project to make the website’s images more reflective of the average American woman.
When she’s not working, you’ll find Meghan at the library, running Plus Raleigh and staying up-to-date on pop culture.