posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 02:19 AM
I remember as a kid when I was lucky enough to get candy, it was usually Jolly Ranchers. I remember fondly unwrapping them and popping one in my
mouth. The most memorable flavor for me had to be lemon.
Since growing up, I've stopped the large intake of candy that I once had. And when I did get a sweet tooth, I would pick something other than Jolly
Ranchers. But most recently, I got Jolly Ranchers and I noticed something peculiar. There were no lemon Jolly Ranchers in the bag. Only these blue
things that do not taste good at all, which I'm guessing was the replacement for the lemon flavor.
So, I naturally went straight to me good friend Mr. Google. I asked Mr. Google if he knew anything about the disappearance of the lemon flavored Jolly
Ranchers and the only information I got was the same generic letter from a consumer representative stating that the lemon flavor is currently
unavailable and no longer in production. It also informed me that there are no future plans for it's return.
I have found nothing else. No story or press release about the discontinuation of one of America's most favored Jolly Rancher flavors(not based on
fact). What is the reason behind this? What is the Hershey Company and/or government trying to hide? Why would they replace such a great flavor with a
fictitious flavor? But most importantly, why was there no official statement about why the lemon Jolly Rancher is no longer produced?
Yes, yes, this all may seem really silly to most of you. But I'm hoping someone here has an answer. Maybe one of you knows something or has seen
something I missed. I just want to know because I miss those little sugar blocks of fantastic flavor.