·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.
·Orange Chicks were introduced nationally for Easter 2009.
·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 SearsTower in Chicago.
·Each PEEPS® Chick has 28 calories and Bunnies have 32.5 calories.Both have 0 grams of fat.
·PEEPS® have become gourmet favorites used in fondues, Crème Brûlée and as cappuccino toppings.
HOT TAMALES® Fun Facts
·The HOT TAMALES® Brand is the #1 sugar cinnamon candy brand in the U.S.* *Source: IRI Total U.S. FDMx, 52 weeks ending 1.25.09.
·Each HOT TAMALES® chewy candy has only 7 calories and 0 grams of fat.
·The HOT TAMALES® Brand was introduced in the 1950’s.
MIKE AND IKE® Fun Facts
·Some theories about how MIKE AND IKE® was named include: as a result of a company-wide contest, after a 1937 song titled "Mike and Ike (The Twins)" and after a Vaudeville act, "Mike and Ike, We're Just Alike".
·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!
·Each MIKE AND IKE® chewy candy has only 6 calories and 0 grams of fat.
PEANUT CHEWS® Fun Facts
·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.
·PEANUT CHEWS® were first sold in and around Philadelphia by the Goldenberg Candy Company.
·PEANUT CHEWS® was one of the first candy bar brands to offer bite size pieces and portion control.
JUST BORN Fun Facts
·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 within Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Canada.
·"Jimmies", the chocolate grains sprinkled on ice cream, were invented at Just Born, and named after the employee who made them.
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®