It came as quite a shock
. At some point, our team had gotten a candy dish, and we filled it with candy
. Quite a natural thing to do actually. The favorite by far was that of M&M
s around Christmas time. These colorful little candies where there for several weeks, with our team fairly consistently filling the dish
. It actually worked quite nicely to bring in some people from sales as they walked by (many of whom are attractive young women
- who are we to complain?)
One day one of us had brought up a small bag of Skittles to snack upon. Looking at the Skittles, it became rather apparent that they were for the most part, the same size and color of the M&Ms... and an evil gleam could be seen in our eyes.
Take a large container, pour in some M&Ms and some Skittles and shake. Pour the resulting mix into a candy dish. So, some people come by and grab a handful of what was expected to be some plain M&Ms and find a whole range of flavors instead - chocolate, lime, cherry, orange. The texture also isn't quite what was expected. Previously a consistently hard candy was now somewhat gooey.
People often had strange faces as they tasted the unexpected mix for the first time. They would come back later with a friend, allowing the friend to have the first handful. It was a source of constant laughs until everyone in the building knew of it.
A side note - chocolate goes quite well with the orange and red Skittles from the standard set - just watch out for the flavor clashes from the other types of Skittles.