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Calories in Hard Candies

author image Chris Callaway
Chris Callaway started writing professionally in 2007 and has worked as sports editor, managing editor and senior editor of "The Racquet" as well as written for the "La Crosse Tribune" and other newspapers in western Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.
Calories in Hard Candies
A close-up of peppermint candies in a bowl. Photo Credit: arinahabich/iStock/Getty Images

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.

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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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