New Discoveries – Skittles and Liquorice Earl Grey Tea

New Discoveries Skittles and Liquorice Earl Grey Tea

We are all creatures of habit to some point, I know I am. I know what I like and I tend to stick to these things but every so often I am feeling adventurous…

Yesterday we went off shopping… browsing aisles in the superstore can be so exciting… and boring at times… but then I got to the sweetie aisle 🙂 Oh yes! This is a fun part! Sweets for Gran, some chocolate for us, some biscuits (for Gran again), some cheese crackers… and then I spotted them… groovy looking colourful pouches – Skittles! I started to dig in to the depths of my memory, had I ever eaten them… at some level they did look Skittles Confusedfamiliar or at least the concept of them but I couldn’t really recall ever eating them or even do I like them… Being half price I put three packets to my trolley to settle the matter and then kept going…
In the evening when the munchies took me over it was the moment of truth… did I buy a winner? Open the packet; stare at the little colourful flat balls, pick one who shall “die” first and booom!… I was hit with an explosion of flavour… it was a mango one; there was no doubt about it. Such a fantastic little treat! I really can’t believe we do not buy them on a regular basic.

So here you have it… every day trip to a superstore can bring something new and unexpected… but so can the post man…

Months ago I was lucky enough to win a Twining goodie bag on Twitter. I was very happy as this is one of the tea brands of choice, especially Lady Grey so I received something that I would buy anyway. When my goodies box arrived one of the Liquorice Earl Grey Teateas inside was a Liquorice Allsorts Earl Grey. It looked lovely and I’ve never seen nice packaging like that before but and the end of the day it was liquorice flavour… blah… really not for me (or so I thought at the time). So the packet of tea was left standing on the tea shelf for months. I didn’t want to try it and no one else wanted it when they came to visit either, so unpopular and so it just stood there. One night Mark decided to have a pop at it. OMG what a discovery! The tea smells amazing and it taste even better. The hint of liquorice is ever so slight but it gives an unbelievable aroma and flavour to the tea. Maybe it’s because it’s a kind of flavoured Earl Grey tea, and not a pure Liquorice one. I was shocked and amazed by it. I would never have ever expected it to be so delicious. It was so good that yesterday we hunted the superstore in order to procure a new box. We discovered that it is not the cheapest tea- almost £4.50 for 15 tea bags but we got it anyway because we think as a treat it is worth it.

It is funny how things go… sometimes the most unexpected things can give you so much pleasure and surprise you in amazing ways!

Did you discover something new lately?

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29 responses to “New Discoveries – Skittles and Liquorice Earl Grey Tea

  1. I remember Skittles, I always ate the green guys first, no idea why :o)

  2. Skittles I remember eating those the liquorice tea I am not too sure of.

  3. Skittles are one of the most popular sweets here in Ireland, I love them! Taking fistfuls just to taste all the flavours – yum!

    Fiona @ http://www.dollydowsie.com

  4. I’ve long been a fan of licorice tea!
    Skittles aren’t my go-to when my sweet tooth has a craving, but I remember them from my younger days! And their commercials are worth a chuckle.

  5. Wow yum!!! I never could have imagine to do such combination

  6. Ari

    I used to devour Skittles as a kid! Haha. I still love them today, of course. Sometimes I bring a pack with me to work 🙂

  7. Seem good – never seen them.

  8. I haven’t eaten Skittles in a long while! I love the grape and apple (red?) flavors! 🙂

  9. I love skittles, I’ve not had them in a while though. You can make Skittle vodka with them too which is awesome and yummy! 🙂
    GIG LOVE

  10. I love skittles, I could eat them right now! I would love to try liquorice allsorts earl grey, I didn’t knkow it existed.

  11. i used to hate earl grey tea but now I kinda like them too!!

  12. I loveeee tea! but liquorice tea?? I’m not sure if I have the courage to try it!!!

    Love Ling

    Blog: happylingfish.blogspot.com

  13. Aby

    i want to try this! something different 🙂

    -from gig
    Swirls and Scribbles

  14. used to love skittles when i was young, but not anymore. it really is too sweet for my liking now. plus the packaging makes it hard to keep in my bag to eat on the go. if only they have resealable bags.
    giglove

  15. I adore Earl Grey tea so I’m definitely going to have to give this a try – Sounds amazing! ❤ GIGLove

  16. Beauty Blogette

    I love Skittles! I have to try Liquorice Allsorts Earl Grey. Sounds great. 🙂

  17. Yeap, I discovered my latest Holy Grail product, the MAC mineralize skin finish.. Dont know how I survived this long without it 🙂

  18. I grew up eatinw skittles can’t believe it was ure first ! tea looks v interesting

  19. I grew up eating to skittles too ! Especially the sour ones ! Love it to bitssss 😀

  20. I love Twinings, of course! I haven’t tried Lady Grey though. And oh, I grew up eating Skittles. They are so colorful it makes me cheerful whenever I eat one 🙂

  21. I haven’t eaten Skittles in a long time! you make me wanna buy one now. lol I wanna try the Liquorice Earl Grey Tea too. *-*

  22. I’m a big fans of skittles and I always eat in class one :p Would love to try out the Liquorice earl grey woots 😀

  23. Twinings tea are the best I think. I am not really a fan of skittles 😀 I prefer chocolates than candy.

    GIG Love,
    http://www.nellanelwan.com

  24. Mango? i love mango. I love rare flavour
    gig love http://www.unlimitedbeautysecret.com/

  25. I used to finish a pack full those Skittles as a kid.. !! I cant do that anymore now 😉

    GIG Love

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  26. I remember Skittles those were loves back then … i always ate red/pink/ purple hehe and i havent tried licorice tea :/ does it really tastes good ? :/

  27. Ill admit, tea has never been my favourite but it is growing on me! I am hopelessly addicted to coffee, but have made the switch to green tea just to be a little healthier. Im interested to try this flavour! GIG

  28. i love skittles! havent had them for quite some time now. a sneaky purchase is needed soon

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