Starburst And Skittles Are Releasing Spicy Versions Of Their Signature Candies And People Don’t Know How To Feel

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Sometimes companies need to spice things up in order to get buzz going for their products. It seems Starburst and Skittles took that advice and literally made spicy versions of their famous treats. The spicy treats were announced today by several food and snack outlets like the Today Show’s food related Twitter account @TODAYFood.

Starburst and Skittles, both of which are candy brands of the Wrigley company under Mars Inc., revealed that they would be releasing “sweet heat” versions of their world famous snacks.

Sweet and spicy do often go together, think Mango con chile.. but in candy form? Hmm… interesting. ?

Sports Illustrated tweeted about the spicy treats for some reason, and that’s when the hilarious reactions started.

“Wtf is this” tweeted @maxeiumus who was obviously confused about probably 1. Why was Sports Illustrated tweeting about this? And 2. Why would Skittles and Starburst make spicy candy?

Some of the gifs used to skewer the candy announcement were perfect.

This tweet was well thought out, using the always-appropriate James Harden gif to underscore making fun of both Sports Illustrated and the candies. I guess this Twitter user wasn’t feeling like tasting the spicy rainbow.

Some Twitter users weren’t having it at all, though.

For this Twitter user, it wasn’t “why?” Or given the James Harden side eye, it was just straight up “no.”

Others felt this way about the snack, too. No comedy. No jokes. Just “nah, fam.”


This Twitter user wanted answers.

Like “Hello, can I speak to the manager, please?”

This person couldn’t even fathom why the candy company would do such a thing.

“Why on earth would anyone want spicy skittles or starburst ?” @officiallyamber pondered on Twitter.

Not to be outdone Krispy Kreme made an announcement about making moves in the candy game, too.

But no one seemed to like that idea either.

The spicy treats drop later this year and are being shown this week at the Candy Expo in Chicago. According to People magazine they’re coming out in a bunch of flavors.

“The Skittles flavors include Fiery Watermelon, Blazin’ Mango, Flamin’ Orange, Sizzlin’ Strawberry and Lemon Spark, while the Starburst are similarly flavored with Fiery Watermelon, Strawberry Mango, Flamin’ Orange and Pipin’ Pineapple. Both start at $0.99 per single pack and go up to $3.19 for a laydown bag. “

Everyone needs a Flamin’ Orange every now and again, right? ?

[H/T] Today

READ: Misconception: Not All Latinos Can Handle Spicy Food And Here’s Why

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Two White People Bashing A Latino Would Normally Make Me Uncomfortable, Unless That Latino Is Ted Cruz, Then It's Hilarious


Two White People Bashing A Latino Would Normally Make Me Uncomfortable, Unless That Latino Is Ted Cruz, Then It’s Hilarious

Credit: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee /  YouTube

“This is a human being we’re talking about. No, it’s not. It’s Ted Cruz.”

Ted Cruz is apparently a despised member of the Senate. So much so that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said recently that if Cruz was “killed on the floor of the senate and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you.” DAMN. Among the many reasons the former presidential candidate is despised: he ate his own booger at a live debate. Okay, so maybe we don’t know if it was an actual booger, perhaps it was a tonsil stone — which might be a worse thing to have eaten to be honest — still, the fact stands that he’s despised.

There is perhaps no one more outspoken about their hate of Ted Cruz than current Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who had a 20-year career as an actor, writer and producer on “Saturday Night Live.” Franken despises Cruz so much he’s taken the time to dedicate an entire chapter of his new book to destroying Cruz. Of course, as a comedian, he’s well equipped to do so. Franken recently appeared on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” a show where Senator Cruz also has no friends. Bee mercilessly skewers Cruz sharply and often.

In the clip above, from her “Ladies Who Book” segment earlier this week, Bee and Franken disagree on who has insulted Cruz best. The duo read insults that they’ve written about the booger-eating Senator who wanted to defund Planned Parenthood and abolish the IRS. It’s actually pretty amazing.

Check out this video by Salon on Franken’s hate for Cruz.

Credit: Salon

Franken says Cruz is toxic for the office, calling him “the guy who microwaves fish.” Nothing worse than a fish-microwaver. Yuck.

[H/T] Salon

READ: Sally Yates Destroyed Ted Cruz And Social Media Did A Victory Lap

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