As of February 2015, Lifesavers candies, including the traditional hard candies, mints and the recently introduced Gummies, are made up of sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and citric acid. In addition, the candies contain natural flavors, artificial flavors and the colors red 40, yellow five and blue one.Continue Reading
Lifesavers candy contains 45 calories per four candy servings. It contains no sodium, carbohydrates, fat or protein. Wrigley, the makers of Lifesavers candy, maintains an information hotline on the most up-to-date ingredients in their products. The number is 1-800-WRIGLEY.
Almost all Lifesavers products can be found in five-flavor packs. As of February 2015, the five flavors are cherry, pineapple, raspberry, watermelon and orange. Some products may also come in different flavor packs. Lifesavers Theater Box for instance, comes in Collisions and Wild Berries flavors in addition to the five-flavor pack.
Lifesavers were invented in 1912 by chocolate maker Clarence Crane, who sought to make a "summer candy" that would hold up better than chocolate. Crane later sold the company, and the subsequent owners increased the candies' popularity by replacing cardboard rolls with tin foil as the candies' packaging. The Lifesavers name is a reference to the candies' resemblance to life preservation rings.Learn more about Candy
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