A few weeks ago on of the gals I met at the 3 Day who I adore and we became instant best friends (I call her BFFE) came up to visit. During the visit, we decided to watch some movies and eat the candy I would sell my soul for…the little candy shelled bites of joy that are Skittles. We settled in for the movie and popped some in our mouths only to both get a disgusting look on our faces. WTH? Who changed the flavor of the green ones and made them taste like something out of the dumpster? Seriously? What the heck is that flavor? We quickly looked at the package to discover that is said “Now with green apple flavor”. Um. Ew. Who decided that green apple was better than lime? Why change a good thing? Why destroy the candy that I would do anything for….well almost anything. And judging from the backlash I saw on the internet, I am not the only one who is upset about this change. I found the flavor to leave such a bad taste in my mouth that I proceeded to pick them out the rest of the bag and we soon ended up with a pile of gross green Skittles. So gross. I mean there are other favors of Skittles, but those are usually bagged separately and not destroying the deliciousness that is the original flavors. Pretty sure you cannot label them original flavor anymore. Nope. The makers of Skittles have ruined them….if you wanted a change, why not get rid of the purple ones? Those are not the best flavor.
So in light of the package containing the gross green apple ones, I went in search of a REAL bag of original Skittles and found that the big bags didn’t have those yucky ones anymore. Happy Happy Happy. Today when BFF and I went to the movies I, of course, asked for a bag of round little love snacks for the show. BFF looks at the package and says the horrifying words “now with green apple?” Noooooooooo! Why? Why must another movie be ruined with green apple flavored yuckiness? The gal who sold them to us told us that they were good if you combined them with the red ones. I dunno. We settled in to watch our show and opened the glorious red bag so BFF could try the newly changed green ones. I decided to try the red/green combo. Huh. Not too shabby. Made them more palatable. So tried the evil green ones with a yellow and that was even better. BFF agreed that the only saving them was combining them with a different flavor. Sigh. Still think they should not say original on the package. Because those are not the original flavors. Stupid candy makers changing the only candy that brings me pure happiness.
Despite the Skittles debacle which made me have little sobs of disappointment, the past week has provided me with some great news that I can now share with everyone. Awhile ago, my wonderous college roomie Susan Wells Bennett, who is a published author of now 11 novels (check her out she is awesome!) and a blog http://brightlightsbigcacti.wordpress.com pointed her publisher to my little Fat Girl portion of the universe. So lots of emails later and a wonderful Skype session with the publisher http://www.inknbeans.com/ I have to tell you that there will soon be more Fat Girl for you to read…in the form of a BOOK! What? Shut the front door! That is right…you read that right! Coming soon to a bookstore near you will be a book so you can enjoy more Fat Girl wherever you go. I must say this is very exciting for me and I hope you all will help out a Fat Girl out and buy a copy. I mean who doesn’t want to read more of the wonderful writing that I give you?
Oh yeah. I didn’t die today. I did try to make the bite sized candies that have stolen my heart work now that they changed the flavor but I didn’t die. I am Fat Girl who is about to be published running. The experiment continues….