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Jolly Rancher Sour Surge – Jolly Ranchers That are SOUR!

Jolly Rancher Sour Surge

Last Updated on May 14, 2021 by Jim Edwards


What is Jolly Rancher Sour Surge?

Jolly Rancher Sour Surge is a kind of hard candy having a powdered sour core. The candies are bite-sized and individually wrapped but sold in bulk. It comes in an assortment of flavors, including blue raspberry, watermelon, and green apple.

All the flavors are included in a single package. The Sour Surge candies are currently manufactured and marketed by the Hershey Company. 

History of Jolly Rancher Sour Surge

Jolly Rancher Sour Surge was produced originally by the Jolly Rancher Company. The company was formed by Dorothy Hamsen and Bill Hamsen in 1949. The candy company was incepted in Denver, Colorado.

The name “Jolly Rancher” was chosen to give it a westernized and hospitable vibe. 

The Hershey Company acquired Jolly Rancher in 1996. They closed the Colorado production unit in 2002. To save costs, they moved the manufacturing unit to Mexico.

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What is the Taste and Flavor of Jolly Rancher Sour Surge like?

The Jolly Rancher Sour Surge candy comes in various flavors, including watermelon, green apple, and blue raspberry. You get all three flavors in a single packet.

Sour Surge is a hard candy, so you should avoid biting into it in the beginning and let it dissolve in your mouth. Trust us, it is WAY better if you let it dissolve slowly. The outer layer has a sweet taste. It starts to dissolve slowly and then the sweet shell breaks up and the very sour core will give you a pucker flavor on your taste buds. 

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Once you are done sucking onto the candy, you are left with a sweet and sour aftertaste. Your tongue will probably even change color depending on the flavor you have in your mouth.

If you’re looking for the regular Jolly Ranchers, be sure to read our Jolly Rancher Review

What are the ingredients in Jolly Rancher Sour Surge?

The ingredients in Jolly Rancher Sour Surge candy are sugar, corn syrup, malic acid, which contains 2% or less baking soda, sodium lactate, maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, artificial flavors, mineral oil, soy lecithin, and artificial colors (Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Red 40).

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Jolly Rancher Sour Surge Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Nutritional Facts of Jolly Rancher Sour Surge

The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of four candy pieces.

% Daily Value
Total Fat (0 g) 0%
Saturated Fat (0 g) 0%
Trans Fat (0 g) 0%
Total Carbohydrate (14 g) 5%
Dietary Fiber (0 g) 0%
Sugar (10 g)
Sodium (10 mg) 1%
Cholesterol (0 g) 0%
Protein (0 g) 0%
Iron (0 mg) 0%
Calcium (0 mg)  0%
Vitamin A (0 mg) 0%
Vitamin C (0 mg) 0%

How many calories are there in Jolly Rancher Sour Surge?

Four pieces of the Jolly Rancher Sour Surge hard candies contain 60 calories approximately. Hence, a single candy piece contains nearly 15 calories.

Is Jolly Rancher Sour Surge gluten-free?

Jolly Rancher Sour Surge candies do not have any gluten-containing ingredients. However, the candies have not been evaluated by FDA standards to qualify as gluten-free. 

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Is Jolly Rancher Sour Surge vegan?

The Jolly Rancher Sour Surge candies are vegan. 

Video: Jolly Rancher “Sour Surge” Candy Review

Kimberly is so much fun to watch in these videos. She tastes the candy and lets you know how it tastes!


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If you are curious about how candy gets to be so sour, check out our post, What Makes Sour Candy Sour?


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