In case the picture didn’t clue you in, Skittles gave Derrick Rose his own Skittles machine. (CNBC)
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is known to eat a lot of candy. So when the folks at Wrigley found out that he likes to down their Skittles brand, they decided to do something a little special for the hometown boy.
Earlier this month, they brought a custom, tricked-out Skittles vending machine to his house and promised to keep it stocked with Skittles for at least three years.
Rose gets the machine and the Skittles for free; the Skittles brand has a chance of getting more love from Rose; and the Bulls, I guess, hope Rose’s sugar highs peak at the right time.
The folks at Wrigley would only confirm the following facts: The picture is real. The machine holds every variety of Skittles. And it even tempts him, in his own voice, whenever he walks by the machine.
Can’t I get one too? I love Skittles, and you know what? Unlike Rose, I’d actually do something for Skittles if they got me a candy machine with free candy, at least as long as the machine didn’t tempt me in my own voice whenever I walked by it. That might get annoying. But seriously, Skittles, hook ME up with a candy machine and free candy for three years and I’ll start the Skittles Player of the Week as soon as the season starts. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. And the funny thing about my back is, it loves Skittles.