A news story which was probably overlooked during the weekend of Babel we endured. A large freight box of red Skittles somehow fell out of a truck on a Wisconsin road and spilled the tin candy all over the place. Turns out the Skittles were on their way to being added to cattle feed.
According to the Associated Press: "Discarded or defective candy sometimes ends up in animal feed: Skittles would be subbed in for corn, perhaps, or another starch." But
Mars says that it does send defective candies to be melted back down into syrup that’s used in animal feed at their other Skittles plant in Texas, but the box on the highway in Wisconsin came from a factory in Yorkville, IL.
So the mystery is not that candy sometimes goes into animal feed but how this particular box from Illinois, not Texas, ended up spilling onto a road in Wisconsin.
I'm telling you, this is just one more crazy thing we've had to process in the past few days.