NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Dives Into a Pile of Signature Skittles

It just might be the cutest thing you see all day.

By Ethan L. Johns
August 22, 2018

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If you want nothing other than to see 215 pounds of football muscle dive into a pile of candy labeled with his face, you have come to the right place.

That’s because Marshawn Lynch, running back for the Oakland Raiders and well-known Skittles lover, has been #blessed with his very own candy wrappers. And if you’re lucky, you might even be able to get your hands on some of them.

Lynch, who is the first athlete to be featured on Skittles packaging, shared a video of the big reveal on his Facebook page on Tuesday. In it, the genuinely funny NFL star pries open a crate and watches as the candy pours out onto the floor. Then he dives headfirst into it.

“Mama, we did it!” he says, throwing a pack in the air. “This is huge.”

Marshawn Lynch has indeed promoted Skittles in the past (remember when drove around a senior living community, distributing “Sweet Heat” Skittles?).

If you want to add some of these limited-edition “Marshawn’s Pack” Skittles to your memorabilia collection (only 2,400 packs available, in reference to his jersey number), you can enter to win online before Friday at midnight, Pacific Time.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns