Dubbed 'Sweet Heat,' the next candy to hit the market are spicy Skittles -- a heated twist on the long-time candy favorite.
The heated renditions of the popular sweets were announced in Chicago at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo. Expected flavors include: Fiery Watermelon, Blazin' Mango, Flamin' Orange, Sizzlin' Strawberry and Lemon Spark.
The candies, which are receiving mixed responses from the Internet, are expected to be available in stores in December and speak to a popular market for hybridized foods that also play into the success of sweet and spicy flavors. The fiery treats will appeal to novelty snack lovers, who enjoy pushing the envelope with audacious foods that keep their taste buds guessing, or, for fans who like their snacks to come with a punch.