How Many Calories in a Jolly Rancher?

According to the Hershey’s candy website, there are approximately 22.5 calories in each jolly rancher candy.  This means that when you eat three jolly rancher’s you are consuming about 69 calories on average. The calorie content shifts every-so-slightly depending on the flavor of the candy, but for the most part all varieties possess the same number of calories.

Jolly Rancher candies are a popular snack because they are much lower in calories than most candies.  Also, they can be sucked on and savored, which provides a lengthy experience. This can be helpful for those who are trying to lose weight and battling the sweet tooth craving.  Enjoying just one jolly rancher for a half-hour or 15 minutes can provide a low cal option to breaking the diet for ice cream, candy bars or donuts.

Jolly ranchers do consist of sugar and in just one candy there is approximately 10 grams of sugar.  According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended that people restrict themselves to between 100-150 mg of sugar each day. This means that one jolly rancher is still low enough to enjoy even though it contains sugar. Eating several at a time may defeat the purpose of offering a low calorie and decent sugar content snack.  As with all weight loss foods, it is best to keep consumption in moderation and watch portions.

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