I don’t think this is even true.
@CHEisme, it’s not
@Mkb617, it’s true to an extent because our olfactory senses (smell) play a huge role in how we taste things. For example when someone is sick and has a congested nose, they lose a bit of their ability to taste things as strong as they normally could. Same thing happens with sight. If you see a red skittle and it smells like cherry and you associate cherry with being red, then odds are you will probably taste cherry
@Holy Shjt, according to the company that makes skittles, they each are made slightly different. This is trying to say that the only difference is the color and the scent, which like I said is not true
@Mkb617, yeah I realized what you said, I kinda just felt like nerding out a bit a little off topic. Sorry for confusion
@CHEisme, the senses of taste and smell use the same types of receptors. Thus, the same chemical compounds stimulate both senses. The two senses work together to create the idea of “flavor” for your brain. I’m sure there are several nuances that I’m not considering, but overall, for a chemical to be “smelled” it must be volatile enough (evaporate at a low enough temp) to become airborne. Unless you snort it, I guess... but it needs to be able to come into contact with the scent receptors. For something to be tasted, it also must come in contact with the taste receptor, but this is more common when eating since you’re mashing stuff around in your mouth where your tongue is. For both senses to function, the compound must also be soluble in water to some degree. The receptors are very sensitive in this regard, which is why you can taste things that aren’t technically soluble in water (such as gasoline which is only slightly soluble in water, but looks like it doesn’t mix at all).
@CHEisme, it isn't, it's just someone trying to sound clever
@HoorayFerSocks, dude. Im talking about the skittles.
@CHEisme, dude, I’m supporting your point with fact-based evidence. We’re in agreement.
@HoorayFerSocks, except you never mentioned the subject. The subject was skittles have different flavors... and you described, very detailed, how taste works.
@CHEisme, I ran out of characters. Flavor was mentioned in the third sentence. I think the only other point necessary to make the connection is that slight changes mention in the pic would likely affect both senses, but even if it affects only one, it would obviously change the flavor since both senses are required for one’s brain to properly sense flavor.
@CHEisme, I don’t think this is true either. As someone with a terrible sense of smell I can clearly taste the difference between the skittles.
@CHEisme, I believe someone below has it more accurate as to how it’s made. The core candy is the same it’s the outer coating that changes the flavor I think.
At least from what I’ve noticed. And the only reason I know this is because I dropped about 20 skittles of the same flavor into a Smirnov Ice. I did several different flavors that way. And while the Smirnoff tasted different for each flavor. When it stripped the candy that was left at the bottom or what was left of the candy. It seemed to be mostly waxy sugar. Or whatever type of sugar they use.
@Seohn, the core candy is not the same. They each have their own flavor. Skittle have even done a thing where they kept the same colors but swapped the flavor in each.
I dont beloeve that
This is bs
Well something like 80% of taste is actually smell sooooo...
@TLabs , that percentage is way off but I'm happy to see how many people are aware of the effect of smell on taste. Did you know texture matters a good deal as well?
The skittles in the second pack don't look like skittles nor are they uniform
This may be false, but all Froot Loops are one flavor. That's been confirmed.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, the yellow ones taste exactly like Fruit Loops
The core candy is probably the same but the outer coating is what changes the flavor I bet. Smell and taste are both chemical senses so it's unlikely that you can change a smell and not taste.
@vampirefork, I believe you are correct. At least from what I’ve noticed. And the only reason I know this is because I dropped about 20 skittles of the same flavor into a Smirnov Ice. I did several different flavors that way. And while the Smirnoff tasted different for each flavor. When it stripped the candy that was left at the bottom or what was left of the candy. It seemed to be mostly waxy sugar. Or whatever type of sugar they use.
@vampirefork, the core candy is not the same. Skittles have even done a promotion where they swapped the flavors in each color so that you were suppose to guess the actual flavor
M&ms taste the same, skittles don't cause their flavour is actually different. Dont knkw why yall are going that far into discussions
that's very wrong
This is retarded and so are today years old memes
Well i don't like the smell of skittles it's too sweet for me. So i eat them without smelling them and they all taste different.
@freakazoid, keep it weird.
Not true also skittles doesnt even have a smell per say. It's not even strong enough to smell. Who ever made this up is a retard. Just to get a "today Years old" meme. Stupid
@hasher2288, it was some writer ok NPR who did his own experiment
Not true at all. They actually have flavour. Even the remix flavors like tropical or milkshake flavors. It's actually quite obvious.
Not even true, how can they stay in business with this???
I thought so they taste same when you eat more than one