Monday, August 6, 2018

Thousands Of Spilled Red Skittles Were Rejects Destined To Be Cattle Feed

It was late on a cold night when someone driving down a highway in Wisconsin discovered the road was strewn with little red candies. Turns out, they were thousands of Skittles! 

The Skittles were apparently missing their trademark letter stamped on them, but that's okay since they were found on County Highway S. According to the road crews, they were also providing helpful traction on the icy roads. 

Rain caused the candy-filled box to collapse in transit, spilling them all over the wet highway. 

The sheriff's department was initially bewildered but mostly found the situation funny. In a Facebook post, they noted, "“While we don’t know who did this, it is certainly clear that it may be difficult to ‘Taste the Rainbow’ in its entirety with one color.”

Once they confirmed that the candy had spilled off a truck, they discovered that the Skittles were being transported to become cattle feed due to not being suitable for packaging.

Cattle nutritionist Josh Cribbs explained that lots of different byproducts are used to make cattle feed and it usually depends on the region and what's available. The Skittles would likely have been mixed with other ingredients, not fed straight to cattle.

The twist? Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles, is investigating, saying that the specific factory the candy came from shouldn't be selling unused products for animal feed. 

They said, “We don’t know how it ended up as it did and we are investigating."

I have a question of my own, though: what about these Skittles made them "not make the cut for packaging"?

I mean, if they were just too small or not perfectly circular, I would happily still eat them! They're Skittles!

What are your thoughts on this? Tell us in the COMMENTSif you think it's better than tossing them in a landfill, or if it's just plain crazy to feed candy to cows. And SHAREthis loopy story with your friends.


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