So, as a fan of the “purple” (or grape?) Skittles, I’ve always been convinced that, proportionally, there are less purple Skittles than each of the yellow, green, orange, and red. Since I was a child, I’ve always felt jipped out of getting the purple ones.
Now that I’m older, and hardly ever eat candy like Skittles, was wondering if there was any truth to this (I’m sure there’s not, but you never know). The reason it came up is because someone claimed the same thing I did, only their favorite Skittle is red, which I have to admit, there are probably fewer of those than the yellow or green. Is this just a mental thing?
Well, I’d probably want 30 bags for a proper sample size… aaaaand, I don’t drive, so don’t know when the next time I’ll see the inside of a convenience/grocery store. If only my office had a vending machine (wonders what people would think if they saw my hording that many skittles out of a machine).
If I recall correctly, this depends on whether you define your population as Skittles or as bags of Skittles. If it’s the former, you just need a bag containing more than 30 Skittles; if it’s the latter, you need at least 30 bags.
Alas, unlike the M&M website, the Skittles website doesn’t appear to give information on color proportions. I’ve e-mailed them and I’ll let you know when/if they reply.
You people are missing the point. There aren’t enough orange ones! There’s never enough orange! Every bag I’ve had has been chock full of the hated green and purple, with one or two orange ones thrown in to tease me.
We really should set up an exchange - I’ll send you my purples if you send me your oranges. I’ll take the orange and yellow starburst too, and send along my red and pink ones. Honestly, this could work out.