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My Bad Food Purchasing Decision: Skittles Fizzles
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My gawd, I have to write this, just because they are so, so bad.

I saw these in my school's convenience store and though to myself, "Hey, new Skittles. I've always liked Skittles, so why not give these a try?"

Boy, was I wrong.

Ever been to the dentist and had your teeth cleaned?  That's what these taste like, even more than the "flavours" they are supposed to be.  They taste like baking soda, if you've ever been unfortunate enough to eat it.  No wonder, considering that one of the ingredients is sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda).

For a product called "Fizzles", I was especially disappointed as these things barely fizzle at all.  The fizzling reaction is caused by sodium bicarbonate and citric acid (an acid-base reaction).  It doesn't work.  I was expecting something along the lines of Pop Rocks like fizzling, but ended up with a mouthful of disgusting candy.

I've found that the best way to eat these is by chewing them as fast as possible.  You at least get some of the candy's intended flavour that way, and not a burst of unpleasant baking soda taste.  Don't suck on or try to savour them; you will regret it.

Well, at least my teeth will be clean.  If these weren't fully of sugar, that is. 


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