Chow Disco Berry? Who Ever Heard of a Disco Berry?
posted by June 5 at 14:52 PMon
Have you noticed Starburst’s new limited edition “Retro” flavors? What a weird fucking concept for candy.
Each flavor is tied to a decade—Psychideli-melon (60s), Disco Berry (70s), Optimus Lime (80s), and Hey Mango-rena! (90s). I haven’t been able to find a package of all the retros kinds yet, but the regular packs of Starbursts all feature one of the new flavors in them and today I got a sample of “Disco Berry.”
What the hell is a Disco Berry? What do berries have to do with Disco? What does Disco have to do with berries? Why, if the concept doesn’t work, would you force it to such ridiculous lengths? Disco Berry, for the record, tastes like fake raspberry. While it is delicious, it doesn’t appear to have anything at all to do with platform shoes, afros, mirror balls, and coke. I just don’t get it.
I am happy, though, that the 90s flavor plays on the “Macarena” phenomenon instead of heroin and flannel. Heroin flavored candy would be yuck.
Also new and limited? Skittles Carnival—five new flavors including Cotton Candy, Candy Apple, Green Slushy, Red Licorice, and Bubble Gum. Now that whole carnival spin makes more sense to me than “Retro,” and the flavors don’t have the stupid pun names to boot! I haven’t been able to find those anywhere either.
Someone. Anyone. Please. Gimmie gimmie gimmie!