Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 8/10/13

Marshawn Lynch is pretty well known for his Skittles obsession, but not even he can match Chris Thompson's odd candy cravings.

Thompson, the Redskins' rookie running back, recently explained his longtime gameday ritual, which involves storing a Starburst in his sock for halftime munching.

“I’ve been doing this since high school,” he told Monumental Sports, via the Washington Post. “I have to have a yellow and a red Starburst, and I eat one before the game and I put the other one in my sock. Yeah, it sounds kinda nasty, but I mean, I’ve done it ever since high school.”

But doesn't the combination of sweat and dirt alter the delicious flavor?

“It tastes the same. Actually, it doesn’t get too wet, either, because I have it right by my ankle tape under my sock, so it’s not on my leg gettin’ all wet and nasty.”

I guess Thompson solved the age old mystery of how Starburst indeed tastes so juicy.

So, there's that.

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