Calories in Hard Candies

Hard candies come in an assortment of flavors, ranging from types of mint to fruit varieties to root beer and butterscotch. Despite the wide array of hard candies, many have very similar amounts of calories.

A close-up of peppermint candies in a bowl.
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Hard candies, such as Jolly Ranchers or Life Savers, come in just about every fruit flavor imaginable ranging from grape to blue raspberry to fruit punch. Jolly Ranchers have 70 calories in a three-candy serving, or about 23 calories per candy. Life Savers have 45 calories in four candies.


Different types of mints, such as peppermint and spearmint, are well-known types of hard candies. In a piece of mint hard candy, there are between 15 and 20 calories, depending on the specific type.

Other Flavors

Hard candies also come in flavors, such as root beer, cinnamon and butterscotch. These candies also have 70 calories in three candies, or about 23 calories per item.

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