If You See a Bag of Gray Skittles, This Is What It Means

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Skittles is giving up its rainbow for a good cause.

From Malibu canned cocktails to Starbucks’ new color-changing cups, it’s shaping up to be great summer for new releases.

Skittles, however, has been listening to fans and bringing back tried-and-true favorites instead of new products. Much like Taco Bell and the return of the Mexican Pizza, they listened to fans and brought back lime Skittles last year. This year, they’re rolling out another returning favorite—Pride Skittles, but for 2022, we’re getting a twist.

Skittles Is Giving Up Its Rainbow for Pride Month This Year

Like the Oreos limited-edition Pride Package that come out for Pride Month, the gray packages of Skittles are all about celebrating the community in June, which is Pride Month. However, since Oreos are already black and white, they add colored creme, while Skittles, which is usually available in all the colors of the rainbow, decided to take the opposite approach.

This is the third year in a row that Skittles has chosen to give up its signature rainbow colors, because during Pride Month, only one rainbow matters! Unlike the last couple years, however, Skittles will be changing the color to gray instead of its signature white. This time, each packet will also feature art by one of six talented artists, displaying how they “see the rainbow.” That’s not all—throughout the month of June they’ll be donating $1 from every packet sold (up to $100,000) to GLAAD, the world’s leading LGBTQ+ media advocacy group.

And if you’re worried about the taste, never fear—you’ll still be able to indulge in your favorite fruity flavors. In fact, it’ll be even better, because you’ll get a surprise with every bite!

Where Can I Get Pride Skittles?

The limited-edition Pride Skittles will be available online starting sometime in May at Walmart and Target, and in-store at select retail stores nationwide during the months of May and June. You can grab a 4-ounce Share Size Pack or a 15.06-ounce resealable Sharing Size Pack. Snag a few before they’re gone and keep the Pride going all year long!

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.