Skittles Smell
15 Feb 2019

What Flavor Does Your Skittle Smell Like?

Based on a recent news article hypothesizing that all Skittles taste the same and just have different colors and smells, the CHS AP Statistics class ran a Skittles experiment today to test whether or not smell affects the ability to detect the flavor of Skittle. Students tasted 5 randomly selected Skittles blindfolded and recorded the number they guessed correctly, then repeated the experiment while holding their nose. Their statistically significant results indicate that smell increases the ability to identify Skittle flavor, but they determined that this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Skittles are all flavored the same.