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Skittles Is Removing The Color From Their Candies In Support Of Pride Month and I Want Some

For the 3rd year in a row, the Skittles Pride packs are hitting stores.

The candies were created to support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.


These have appeared in Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom in previous years, but now they are taking the United States by storm!

The Pride version skittles has gray candies with a white S on them. Yes, all of the color has been stripped from them.

However, this year will feature a “splash of color” thanks to six talented artists within the LGBTQ+ community (including Richmond based duo Ash  Chess) who crafted original pack designs that represent how they “see the rainbow” each and every day.

You won’t be able to tell which flavors are which, but the gray candies do come in those five original flavors: strawberry, orange, lemon, green apple, and grape.

It’s basically a mystery with every bite.

The idea of stripping the colors is that Skittles is giving up its rainbow to show that only #OneRainbow matters.

For the third year in a row, $1 of every Pride pack purchase will help to support GLAAD‘s culture-changing work and programs to accelerate acceptance and combat anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.

These limited-edition Skittles Pride packs should start popping up in Walmart (including its website) and CVS nationally this week.

The limited-edition Pride packs will be available to purchase in 4oz Share Size Packs and 15.6oz Sharing Size Stand Up Pouches at select retailers nationwide from May – June.

“GLAAD is proud to continue our ongoing partnership with SKITTLES in its efforts to celebrate, support and increase visibility for the LGBTQ community,” said John McCourt, Deputy Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at GLAAD. “We hope the artists’ stories that SKITTLES shares inspire our community and our allies. Amplifying LGBTQ art and artists helps further GLAAD’s mission to accelerate acceptance.”

I cannot wait to get my hands on some!!


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Ok but why make it white ,im truly disgusted that they use the name white for everything but they change everything that’s labeled “black” or “rainbow “ this is absolutely disgusting, white people matter and if so ,i say this is racist


Monday 10th of May 2021

@Roseslove, dude they are gray.. stop with the racist crap already, it's getting really really old.


Friday 7th of May 2021

@Roseslove, They are grey. Read the article.

Truth B. Told

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Because we’re talking about race right now smh


Monday 25th of May 2020

Oh yea, that hurt my feelings, you Hetro! Fool



Monday 25th of May 2020

Carlos A. Rodríguez @Carlos HappyNPO said it better than I can.

"I see no color" is not the goal.

"I see your color and I honor you. I value your input. I will be educated about your lived experiences. I will

work against the racism that harms

you. You are beautiful. Tell me how to

do better."

... That's the goal.


Monday 25th of May 2020

They may not be his original words but something he reposted.

Emir Santana

Sunday 24th of May 2020

Actually only in lighting when you add all colors you get white, when you add all colors in pigmentation paint etc you get black or a really dark brown as it takes perfect proportions of all colors to get black. I thought this was good but it kind of sends a mixed message being that they are not showing their rainbow.


Sunday 24th of May 2020

I love white pride skittles!

Jacquelyn Schulze

Monday 10th of May 2021

@Drake, and apparently you love drama but you can't even get that right...


Friday 7th of May 2021

@Drake, They are grey