A Definitive Ranking of Every Skittles Flavor

Fruity, colorful Skittles are one of our go-to's when we're hit with a candy craving, and they always hit the spot.

And because there's a lovely variety of Skittles flavors available, we never seem to get sick of them. But which type of Skittles rises above the rest when placed head-to-head in a taste test? We found out by picking up a bag of every flavor we could find and ranking them.


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5. Wild Berry

When something this good finds itself at the very bottom of the list, you know you're in for a treat with the rest. Featuring berry punch, strawberry, melon berry, wild cherry and raspberry flavors, the Wild Berry Skittles pack is all about unique flavors with a berry twist. The only reason it's at the bottom of the list is that these are the most mellow of the flavors. They're not quite as sweet as the others, and after a little while they all blend together. They're delicious, but not our favorites.


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4. Sour

We love sour, and these Skittles deliver when it comes to mouth-puckering tastes. Every fruity Skittles flavor is elevated by the sharp tartness these candies provide. So, why are they so low on this list? We don't know if it's just us, but these absolutely destroy the insides of our mouths. The sour sugar crystals are coarse and irritating when you eat more than a handful at once—which we always do.


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3. Dips: Creamy Yogurt

Skittles dipped in a yogurt coating may sound pretty gross, but hear us out. These are actually pretty tasty. They feature a sugary coating with a bit of tang, making them larger than the average Skittle, and it melds bizarrely well with the classic fruit flavors. A little creamy flavor makes everything better, and these are no exception.



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2. Tropical

Now here's where unusual flavors really soar. The Tropical Skittles pack includes banana berry, kiwi lime, mango tangelo, pineapple passionfruit and strawberry star fruit, and every one of them is quite special. The flavors all work beautifully together without overpowering each other or dulling the others' shine, making this a flavor we love to snack on again and again.


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1. Original

While you might be surprised to find the tried-and-true original flavor at the top of this list, we aren't shocked in the slightest. The bold orange, apple, lime, grape and strawberry flavors are timeless and delectable, and each and every one is distinct from the other. There's a reason two of the other flavors on this list start with the Original Skittle as a base. And we'd attempt to rank this higher, somehow, if the bag still featured lime Skittles instead of the replacement flavor, green apple—but that's just us.


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Think Sour Skittles deserved to rank higher? Click HERE for our definitive ranking of our favorite sour candies.