Hot Tamales are a cinnamon candy manufactured by the Just Born in the USA. They are shaped like Mike and Ike candies and were introduced in 1950. Their name refers to their pungency, using the name of the tamale, which can be spicy. In addition to the hot and spicy flavor, there is also Hot Tamales Fire (originally Super Hot Hot Tamales) which is more intense than the original, a darker red in color, and less opaque. A spearmint version was available in the late 2000s called Hot Tamales Ice, but is now discontinued.