Yes, I’m serious. I bought these for my sister, who was a hardcore Skittles addict when we were kids. She’s a vegetarian, so when I found this lovely online store, I knew I had to buy a batch of these for her. (Of course I kept a few packets for myself!) The flavors are: strawberry, orange, lemon, green apple (instead of lime), & grape.
As far as I can tell, they are completely vegan. The ingredients are down below. I was afraid they would contain carmine, but according to this site, the code for carmine (or cochineal) is E120, so they’re safe! Yes, these were spendy. Yes, the packets are tiny, similar to what we would hand out for Halloween treats, but if you know someone who would be appreciative of vegan or vegetarian Skittles, it’s good to know they’re available.
P.S. Alsundus also carries gelatin-free Starbursts! Not sure about carmine though.