Jolly Rancher Hard Candies

Jolly Rancher Hard Candies

Flavors include Apple, Cherry, Cinnamon Fire, Watermelon, Blue Raspberry and Grape

As a child, I loved Jolly Rancher Cinnamon Fire hard candies. I have not been able to find this flavor for years, even though they are still made. The fruit flavors seem to dominate the market. I'm not a big fruit flavored hard candy fan.

My husband and I were reminiscing about Jolly Rancher Cinnamon Fire candies, and we got to talking about Jolly Rancher stick candy. According to the Jolly Rancher website, Jolly Rancher Stix are still made, but only in Apple and Cherry flavors. Jolly Rancher Stix are just what they imply -- sticks of Jolly Rancher candy.

When I was a child, there were Cinnamon Fire Stix. I'd unwrap a little bit at a time, and suck on it until I needed to unwrap more. I would save the wrapping so that I could lay the stick down and save the rest for later. One stick would last me at least a week.

The Jolly Rancher Candy Company was started in 1949 in Golden, Colorado. Jolly Rancher hard candies were originally called "Famous for Flavor" hard candies. Beatrice Foods bought Jolly Rancher Candy Company in 1966, and Leaf Candy Company bought the Jolly Rancher brand from Beatrice Foods in 1983. Hershey's took over the Leaf Candy Company, and the Jolly Rancher hard candies, in 1996. Hershey's still makes Jolly Rancher candy today.

Besides the hard candies, there are Jolly Rancher chews, lollipops, sours, gummies, and jelly beans. Flavors of the hard candies include Apple, Cherry, Cinnamon Fire, Watermelon, Grape, and Blue Raspberry.