June 07, 2007

eeeewww! ptui!

The other night, tallasiandude was in his office eating some candy when I wandered in to ask him something. I saw the M&Ms in his hand and leaned down to snarf a couple up. Whereupon i realized, far, far too late, that they were actually Skittles.


I had to spit them out in the bathroom trashcan. Them is some nasty candy, made all the nastier when you are expecting delicious dark-chocolate M&Ms. Eesh.

Posted by foodnerd at June 7, 2007 08:47 PM


I once ate a grape that turned out to be an olive. Similar experience.

Posted by: Kate at June 8, 2007 08:54 AM

This made me sad for the Skittles.

Posted by: pupu platter at June 16, 2007 04:42 PM

Ack! While I love Skittles, I am sure I would have had a similar reaction had I been expecting M&Ms! I hate eating something I expect is one thing only to have it be another...ptooey, indeed!

Posted by: Daria de la Luna at June 26, 2007 08:30 AM

I just now (yes, just: it's more than two months later) had this exact same experience here at the office, almost. The "almost" is because as I approached the giant bowl of apparent M&Ms that had appeared in the kitchen, their shape seemed a little off—a bit too fat to be regular M&Ms, not swollen enough to be peanut—and a dim warning bell went off in the back of my mind because I REMEMBERED THIS POST. Yes, I did! And so I inspected the bowl's contents very carefully, tasted one gingerly, and confirmed with minimal damage to myself that they were, in fact, Skittles. And so I say, THANK YOU, FoodNerd, for saving me from sugary catastrophe!

Posted by: Matthias at October 11, 2007 07:33 PM

Er, more than four months. I was so frazzled by my near-skittles experience that I forgot how to do math.

Posted by: Matthias at October 11, 2007 07:35 PM
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