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If you have paid any attention to the news in recent times, you realize there are a lot of debates raging. Many of these are associated with the social issues of the day, including the great debate of whether green apple or lime Skittles are the best.

If you happen to be on the side that has been cheering on lime Skittles from the sidelines, you can start cheering even louder. An announcement from Skittles has confirmed that the lime flavor will be back in the pack again and green apple will be gone.

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In the announcement, Mars Wrigley Senior Brand Manager, Fernando Rodrigues: “It’s no secret that lime has been a hot topic for SKITTLES fans since we replaced them with green apple back in 2013. Green apple has had a good run, but the fans have spoken and it’s time for lime to return to the rainbow.”

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It was in 2013 that green apple entered the Skittles rainbow and lime disappeared. Lime had been a part of the skittles rainbow for many years, first appearing in 1979.

The shift from lime to green apple sparked a debate that had some people quite upset. Their voice ended up winning out in the end and they said that the “joy of lime can’t be denied anymore.”

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Check out the Skittles packs on the shelves of your favorite store starting October 2021. There will be a slow rollout at first but it will only take a few months before they are seen nationwide.

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