Last Updated on May 10, 2021 by Jim Edwards
What is Chuckles Jelly Candy?
Chuckles are soft jelly candies with a sugary coating on the outside. They are irresistible jelly candies that are coated with a thin layer of sugar. So the sugary sweetness hits your tastebuds first and then you get a slight chew from the jelly candy core. The candies are sold in a 5 pack with an assortment of flavors. A single package contains one piece of each of the five flavors – orange, cherry, licorice, lemon, and lime.
The packaging is transparent in the front and its a very inviting package since you can clearly see all the bright jelly pieces waiting for you to eat them!
History of Chuckles Jelly Candy
Fred W. Amend invented Chuckles Jelly Candy in 1921. There was only one manufacturing unit present at the time, and it was located in Danville, Illinois. Fred was originally a marshmallow maker and if you look closely at Chuckles they appear to be similar fruity marshmallows in their shape and soft chewy mouthfeel.
The Chuckles Company was acquired by Nabisco in 1970. In 1986, there was a management buyout. Later, Leaf Brands acquired the company.
The Hershey Company purchased the US properties of the Leaf Brands. In 1996, Hershey obtained the Chuckles trademark. Later, in 2002, they sub-licensed the candy to Farley’s and Sathers.
2012 saw a merger between Ferrara Pan and Farley’s & Sathers which created The Ferrara Candy Company.
Presently, the Iconic IP Interests, LLC owns the Chuckles trademark.
What are the Taste and Flavor of Chuckles Jelly Candy like?
Chuckles Jelly Candy comes in five flavors:
A single packet contains one piece of each of the flavors as mentioned above. The individual flavors to be honest are not super strong or flavorful. The overwhelming taste is really sweet from the sugary coating on the exterior. They are soft, gelatinous and an easy to chew candy, so they are good for young and old alike.
What are the ingredients in Chuckles Jelly Candy?
The ingredients in Chuckles Jelly Candy are sugar, modified food starch, corn starch, corn syrup, natural flavors, artificial flavors, caramel color, and artificial colors (Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Red 40).
Nutritional Facts of Chuckles Jelly Candy
The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of three pieces.
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Saturated Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Trans Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates (33 g)||11%|
|Dietary Fiber (0 g)||0%|
|Sugar (25 g)|
|Sodium (15 mg)||1%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (0 g)||0%|
|Potassium (0 mg)||0%|
|Calcium (0 mg)||0%|
|Iron (0 mg)||0%|
|Vitamin A (0 mcg)||0%|
|Vitamin C (0 mcg)||0%|
Chuckles makes a smaller, bite sized version called Chuckles minis. These are perfect if you like chuckles candy and all the delicious flavors but just want to have a bite or two. And the best part is that they come in a resealable pouch bag, so you can have a couple and reseal the bag and they will stay fresh for a long time.
Chuckles Jelly Candy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many calories are there in Chuckles Jelly Candy?
Three pieces of the Chuckles Jelly Candy contain 130 calories approximately.
Is Chuckles Jelly Candy gluten-free?
Chuckles Jelly candies are kosher and gluten-free. However, the candies are manufactured in a facility where ingredients like milk, peanuts, eggs, soy, coconuts, and almonds are handled. There is always a risk of cross-contamination. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, we advise you to take an opinion from your doctor.
Are Chuckles Jelly Candy vegan?
The product package does not specify whether the candies are vegan or not. Not all sugar is ethically derived from sugarcane. A lot of candy companies are known to process sugar through boneblack.
Boneblack is formed by charring animal bones. We would say that Chuckles could be vegan. If you are strictly vegan, please reach out to the helpline number provided at the back of the package to confirm.
Video: What are Chuckles Jelly Candy?
If you want to see a close up unwrapping and taste test, this is a good watch. You will really get to see the candy up close.
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