Taste The Rainbow


Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt has released more details about the hundreds of thousands of Skittles that coated a section of County Highway S this week. They were in a box on the back of a flatbed pickup truck and due to rain the box broke open spilling the candy on the highway. That load of candy did not make the grade for packaging. They were going to be used for cattle feed.

After days of dealing with icy road ways Dodge County Highway crews Wednesday morning had a different kind of road hazard to deal with. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says someone hauling candy lost some of it on County Highway S Tuesday night resulting in hundreds of thousands of Skittles coating the highway. He says a box of candy must have broken as a driver was driving down the road. He says it certainly wasn’t intentional. Schmidt says all the Skittles were the same color appearing to be pink after dissolving on the road. He says he’s not sure if Skittles would be an effective deicer, but they probably gave drivers more traction. He says he would venture to guess some of the stickyness would hold the tires to the pavement a little better. In posting the story to Facebook Schmidt even used the candy company’s tagline teasing “It is certainly clear it may be difficult to Taste the Rainbow.” (Dodge County Sheriff’s photos).