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  • Just Born got its name when founder, Sam Born, proudly displayed in his store window an evolving line of daily-made candy, declaring them "just born".

  • Just Born manufactures products with international specific packaging for countries such as Canada, Israel and South Korea.

  • "Jimmies", the chocolate grains sprinkled on ice cream were invented at Just Born, and named after the employee who made them.


  • The HOT TAMALES® Brand is the #1 sugar cinnamon candy brand in the U.S.*  *Source:  IRI Total MULO 52 weeks ending 1/27/13

  • Each HOT TAMALES® chewy candy has only 7 calories and 0 grams of fat.

  • The HOT TAMALES® Brand was introduced in 1950.


  • If you lined up each piece of MIKE AND IKE® candies produced in one year end-to-end, they would reach around the earth 3 times!

  • According to our company historian- Mike and Ike are the founders of the MIKE AND IKE® Candy Brand. The candy is named after them.
  • Each MIKE AND IKE® chewy candy has only 6 calories and 0 grams of fat.


  • GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS® were first sold in and around Philadelphia by the Goldenberg Candy Company.
  • GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS® were developed during World War I and used by the U.S. Military as a ration bar.  The high energy, high protein recipe and unique taste made it popular with the troops.

  • GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS® was one of the first candy bar brands to offer bite size pieces and portion control.

PEEPS® Fun Facts

  • In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick.  Today, thanks to advances in technology, it takes six minutes.
  • Just Born produces enough PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies in one year to circle the earth twice.

  • In the late 1950's PEEPS® wings were "clipped" to give them a sleek, modern look.

  • PEEPS® Brand Candies have been the #1 non-chocolate brand at Easter for over 20 years*.   *Source:  IRI Total U.S. FDMx.

  • Yellow is America's best selling color of PEEPS® chicks and bunnies.

  • Yellow and white PEEPS® chicks and bunnies came first, followed by pink, lavender, blue, green and orange.

  • PEEPS® branded products have made celebrity appearances on many programs including: Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Early Show, Saturday Night Live, Martha Stewart, Ellen, South Park, and The Daily Show.

  • If you had 8,000 PEEPS® bunnies, and you stood them in a straight vertical line, you could reach the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

  • PEEPS® have become gourmet favorites as fondues, Crème Brulee ingredients and cappuccino toppings!

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Just Born is a family-owned, candy manufacturer headquartered in Bethlehem, PA that has been in business since 1923. We make everyone's favorite candies: MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, TEENEE BEANEE® Jelly Beans, and PEEPS®
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