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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 Willis Tower in Chicago. The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as part of its lease on a portion of the tower's space.

  • 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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