Skittles: Taste the Hydrogenated Oil

chrispirillo: I haven&#39t eaten Skittles for 10 years because they contain partially hydrogenated oil. Bad, bad stuff – transfats are evil.

about 3 hours ago

MindofZ: Next you will be telling that cheeseburgers with bacon are bad for me!

about 3 hours ago

KrnSidez: …thanks for telling me that. *grabs toothbrush and heads to the bathroom*

about 3 hours ago

unexpectedosu: Candy? Where is the candy? ๐Ÿ™‚

about 3 hours ago

ashdhart: I found that dried blueberries are a great substitute for Skittles.

about 3 hours ago

chrisutley: Transfats in Skittles? I would have never guessed that. I&#39d figured sugar, sugar, and more sugar – but ZERO fat of any kind.

about 3 hours ago

wesleybarrow: What would you say if I told you that from age 5 til about age 16, my diet consisted mostly of Skittles and Mountain Dew?

about 3 hours ago

ATX: Wow- had no idea. Unknowingly, I had some of those fat pills today. Never again!

about 3 hours ago

rrrebo: No wonder they&#39re so tasty! Damn you for informing me…*scratches Skittles off the list*

about 3 hours ago

TheSeanWilson: Ah, but the fun and joy of eating Skittles greatly outweighs the hydrogenated oil, right?

about 3 hours ago

lizmoney: but the red skttles are so yummy!

about 3 hours ago

DannyMinick: but the rainbow taste so good!

about 3 hours ago

javabuzz: but Skittles are divine. Sent from the heavens. Haven&#39t you seen the commercials where they fall from the sky??

about 3 hours ago

alanpdx: You can&#39t call them transfats any more. They are “alternatively gendered people of girth”.

about 3 hours ago

WineHarlots: I&#39m the same, no hydrogenated fats or high-fructose corn syrup. Eliminates at lot junk food, that&#39s for sure.

about 3 hours ago

playback0wnz: at those novelty shirts say, “SHITTLES” taste the asshole! haha http://tinyurl.com/bk3bc9

about 3 hours ago

EvanMartin: Not only that, but the food coloring. I wouldn&#39t be surprised if it has corn syrup in them either…

about 3 hours ago

iPhoneCandy: Huh. I haven&#39t eaten Skittles for 14 years because they aren&#39t vegetarian. But hey, transfats are a good reason too!

about 3 hours ago

spaceandstuff: Aren&#39t all tasty food bad for your body?

about 3 hours ago

rondelrosario: A few minutes on a treadmill is enough to shed them off. ๐Ÿ™‚

about 3 hours ago

OysteinLund: Transfats are responsible for everything that&#39s attributed to saturated fat…

about 3 hours ago

georgemonks: Really? oh dear! :S DONT EAT SKITTLES PEOPLE

about 3 hours ago

TonyB: That&#39s why I eat Cheese-Its or Doritos.

about 3 hours ago

Colt891: ive never been a fan of skittles really either

about 3 hours ago

dantemaster214: personally I like to chew it over with a twix. ๎„

about 3 hours ago

iUberGeek: I agree. Colas contain unsanitary pig extract! Another disgusting thing to add to the list of unhealthy cola additives.

about 3 hours ago

mikegoldman: wonder whether it&#39s true that products can claim 0 trans fats if they contain a trace not meeting some threshold amount

about 3 hours ago

adryenn: What about Aspartame? It&#39s hidden in everything from bread to salad dressing. Strongest Neurotoxin ever!

about 3 hours ago

citycynic: How about Starburst?

about 3 hours ago

joeyv: – how dare you be so healthy!

about 3 hours ago

SvenVollstag: if you put skittles in soda, the fat congeals and rises to the top, its disgusting

about 3 hours ago

Bowler4Ever: Now now, Chris, eating them once in a while isn&#39t THAT bad…

about 3 hours ago

jenthefangirl: And according to American Dad, THEY ARE ILLEGAL!

about 2 hours ago

d_suniaga: you know what&#39s evil? INITECH is evil!

about 2 hours ago

Aussie_Sheila: Wow I&#39m glad I never liked Skittles!!

about 2 hours ago

Cliff_Forster: But they are also satisfying http://tinyurl.com/cl84ps

about 2 hours ago

13 thoughts on “Skittles: Taste the Hydrogenated Oil”

  1. heh, I haven’t eaten Skittles in 10 years because they contain that taste… of skittles. It’s nice to live in the UK where they don’t really have them.

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  3. I was never crazy over Skittles. Now I really donโ€™t like them after your post about them being hydrogenated. Donโ€™t tell me starburst are also poisoned up.

  4. Anything Pillsbury or Betty Crocker seem to be full of transfats! Cookie dough, biscuits, cake icing… I’ve seen up to 2.5 g of transfats PER SERVING. However, Wal-Mart brand biscuits are transfat FREE, no hydrogenated oil! ALL PRAISE WAL-MART!!

  5. I always loved Skittles, but now I’m going to be hesitant to eat them after hearing about this. It’s interesting that this became a huge discussion on Twitter. Good discussion post Chris; very informative!

  6. The best alternative to eating candy that tastes like fruit is to actually eat the fruit the candy tastes like.

  7. Skittles may have trans fat, but they no longer contain gelatin… so they are animal friendly.

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