Jolly Ranchers

Jolly Ranchers were introduced by the Jolly Rancher Company in 1949 in Golden, Colorado. When Bill Harmsen founded the Jolly Rancher Company, he looked for a name that sounded friendly and welcoming to customers. The original Jolly Rancher was a sweet and sour hard candy. The original flavors were watermelon, grape, apple, and Fire Stix.