Skittles’ Halloween Commercial (1988)

I think we all learned from the Skittle riots of 1988 that giving away Skittles for Halloween is a recipe for disaster. Now I hear tell that Skittles is making a big comeback for this Halloween. When will we learn people? Kids have an insatiable hunger for the sweet taste of Skittles and the the things they are willing to do for a pouch is … well if you saw the carnage after the 88 season … you would think we would know better by now.


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One thought on “Skittles’ Halloween Commercial (1988)

  1. You know what irks me about this commercial…? Seeing the size the bag they give to the kids. They were small in 1988. THEY ARE TINY NOW! Here kids, have 3 pieces of Skittles and go away.

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