I don’t about you but I’ve always mixed and matched Skittles to make the best flavor combinations. Recently a neuropsychologist at Brandeis University stated that despite the colors of Skittles, they all have the same flavor. Things like Froot Loops and other gummy candies are the same way.
Don Katz is a neuropsychologist that specializes in taste and explained to NPR why people think Skittles taste different.
“I have a colleague in the U.K., Charles Spence, who did the most wonderful experiment. He took normal college students and gave them a row of clear beverages in clear glass bottles. The beverages had fruit flavorings. One was orange, one was grape, apple, lemon.”
“While I wouldn’t say they went to chance, their ability to tell which was which got really subpar all of the sudden. The orange beverage tasted orange [to them]. The yellow beverage tasted like lemonade. There wasn’t a thing they could do about it,” Katz says.