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Massive Skittles Spill Creates Candy-Coated Highway

The candies were on their way to be fed to cows

(Newser) - Cnet says it looked like a "crimson highway to hell," but WISN argues it was more of a "sweet mess." On Tuesday night, "hundreds of thousands" of Skittles were found spilled on a Wisconsin highway, WBAY reports. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the smell was... More »

Skittles Pic Trump Jr. Used Was Taken by Ex-Refugee

Ironic

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr.'s tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles didn't go over well with the public, the candymaker, and now, the UK photographer who took the photo he says Trump stole for his tweet, the BBC reports. David Kittos says he took the pic of the colorful... More »

Trump Jr.'s Refugee Tweet Doesn't Fly With Skittles Maker

'Skittles are candy. Refugees are people'

(Newser) - One of the most controversial moments from the campaign trail on Monday came not from either of the major candidates but from Donald Trump Jr. As CNN reports, he shared a tweet that compared the Syrian refugee problem—and the notion that terrorists might be hiding among them—to Skittles.... More »

Moms Attack Skittles for 'Bestiality' Ad

That walrus is no boyfriend, squawks One Million Moms

(Newser) - The morality brigade of One Million Moms has its tusks in a twist over a new Skittles ad. Now they're claiming the colorful candy company is promoting ... bestiality, reports Gawker . Maybe that's because a new ad features a young woman apparently kissing a walrus. "What are you... More »

Skittles Sales Soaring Amid Trayvon Outrage

But company is worried about PR issues

(Newser) - Much like hoodies, Skittles have become a symbol for Trayvon Martin supporters. They've been piled into makeshift memorials, handed out at rallies, and more. But despite the soaring sales, people at Wrigley, the Mars subsidiary that makes Skittles, are nervous about the PR implications, the New York Times reports.... More »

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