How did Jolly Ranchers get their name?

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How did Jolly Ranchers get their name?

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Jolly Ranchers, most widely known as fruit-flavored, brick-shaped hard candies, are sold by the Hershey Food Corporation and have a delicious name history that dates back to 1949.The Jolly Rancher CompanyBill and Dorothy Harmsen founded the Jolly Rancher Company, so named to project the friendly nature of the West, in Colorado in 1949.Why Not Jolly Rancher Ice Cream?The original Jolly Rancher Company produced not only hard candies, but also ice cream. The decision to concentrate on the candy line was due in part to ice cream not being popular in the winter months and the candy’s overall popularity.We’re Not in Colorado AnymoreThe Jolly Rancher Company was sold to Beatrice Foods in 1983, and production of the candy remained in Colorado. In 1996, once the brand was resold to Hershey Foods Corporation, production of the candy moved for the first time out of the state of Colorado, but the “Jolly Rancher” name remained.End of an EraThe Denver Business Journal reported that the original Joll

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