I loved Jolly Ranchers as a kid. I still enjoy them now as an adult. I think Jolly Ranchers are one of those easy to forget candies that when you pick back up years later you wonder why you ever stopped consuming them. They look like little pieces of glass and are so delicious. I have diabetes, so I carry one or two in my purse as an easy way to up my sugar in an emergency. It's basically just sugar and flavoring. Which is why I am baffled why the off brand versions are so badly. Other brands are chewy when they should hard and the flavor tastes odd. Maybe I am spoiled, but I will be sticking to Jolly Ranchers. One of these little candies takes long enough to eat that I know I can munch on one if I am hungry and dinner is a couple hours away.
One of the few things I don't like about Jolly Ranchers is that they can melt if they are hot for too long. Then, when they reform, they have a kind of waxy residue. Not really a pleasant feature. Jolly Ranchers are sure to please generations to come with their burst of sweetness and flavor.