One piece of Jolly Rancher candy has about 23 calories. It provides almost 6 grams of carbohydrates, and nearly 4 of those grams are sugar. A Jolly Rancher provides no significant amount of other nutrients.
The calorie count is the same regardless of flavor. Packages of original Jolly Ranchers contain apple, blue raspberry, cherry, watermelon and grape flavors. Sour fruit flavors are green apple, watermelon, cherry, blue raspberry and wild strawberry. In addition, bags of all-lemon Jolly Ranchers are sold.
The two primary ingredients of Jolly Ranchers are corn syrup and sugar. The hard candy also contains small amounts of other components, such as malic acid to provide tartness. Other ingredients are natural and artificial flavors, artificial color, mineral oil, and soy lecithin.