Tag Archives: Hot Tamales

New for 2015: Just Born Serves up a Trio of Awesome Halloween Boxes!

Over the last several years, Just Born has been on a roll, introducing refreshed versions of their main line packaging across-the-board.  And where these updates have really shined has been in their seasonal offerings. This year, they’ve outdone themselves with … Continue reading

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Easter Week 2014: The Return of Mike and Ike Easter Treats! Plus: A Little History and a Lotta Jellybeans!

Back in the early 2000’s Just Born released a special Easter edition of their Mike and Ike candies called Mike and Ike Easter Treats.  I wrote about that release here last year and always thought it was a pretty cool … Continue reading

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Just Born’s History of Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales Vending Insert Cards!

Getting candy from a vending machine is a profoundly different experience from getting it out of a box or package – it’s meant to be bought and eaten right there.  Oftentimes vending machines are filled with nameless, brandless offerings or … Continue reading

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New Valentine’s Mike and Ike & Hot Tamales for 2014!

This year, the Just Born company is continuing its roll-out of new holiday packages with all-new Valentine’s box designs for Hot Tamales as well as Mike and Ike.  In addition to taking a smoldering good look at those, today I’ll … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Name Brand 7-Select Candy!

Store brands or “private label” candy offerings are typically generic treats like jelly beans and gummy bears but sometimes they’re repackaged name brand candies.  7-Select, the private label brand from 7-Eleven recently offered up a few name brands within their … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: A Decade of Christmas Hot Tamales & Mike and Ike!

This year the Just Born company has introduced a pair of brand-new designs for their holiday editions of Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales.  They’re both fun designs so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to review a few … Continue reading

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Hot Week: Digging Hot Tamales Through the Decades!

For the final day of Cinnamon Hot Week, I wanted to dig deep into a brand that has always been a favorite of mine, Just Born’s Hot Tamales! This will be the final post in our week-long coverage of all … Continue reading

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A Sunday at the Cinema and Just Born’s Movie Theater Boxes!

Yesterday was a Sunday, and it was also a movie day.  I was finally getting out to see the film an old friend of mine had made; Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green.  The flick was wonderful (though a … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Apple Hot Tamales — Say What!?!

A few years ago, I created and posted a 1970’s Hot Tamales Kid themed holiday message on Flickr, and on that little graphic, I imagined cinnamon-and-apple-flavored Hot Tamales candies.  It was a fanciful idea that I thought I invented.  But … Continue reading

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