Pouring Hot Water on Skittles Is Truly Magical

Skittles’ “taste the rainbow” tagline seems all the more appropriate when you arrange the colorful candies in a ring on a plate and pour hot water over them. They immediately begin to melt and bleed color, producing a rainbow design that’s straight up magical without the need for a wand.


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Then, set the plate on a turntable at 33 1/3 rpm’s for a few rotations, remove, cover in saranwrap, and freeze. I don’t know what you’d do with a frozen plate of half-melted skittles showing a groovy, wavy rainbow, but at least you’d have one.