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In 2009, Just Born, Inc., maker of PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and PEANUT CHEWS® opened its first retail store named PEEPS & COMPANY®.
PEEPS & COMPANY® is located at the banks of the Potomac, minutes from Washington D.C. at the very center of National Harbor’s dynamic main plaza. Directly in front of the PEEPS & COMPANY® store is the Seward Johnson’s famous statue, The Awakening, along with sweeping views of the beautiful Potomac River. The store’s location is at a converging point for residents and thousands of visitors arriving by bus, car, and ferries, which dock at the piers in front of the store.
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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 12.27.09.
Each HOT TAMALES® chewy candy has only 7 calories and 0 grams of fat.
The HOT TAMALES® Brand was introduced in 1950.
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 first sold in and around Philadelphia by the Goldenberg Candy Company.
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® 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!