Mike and Ike is a brand of fruit-flavored candies. They were first introduced in 1940 by the company Just Born, Inc., of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a family-owned company founded in 1923. They are oblong, fruit-flavored, chewy candies that come in several colors and varieties including: cherry, orange, lime, lemon and strawberry. Each candy has 6 calories, 0 grams of fat and approximately 1 gram of sugar (one-quarter of a teaspoon). The candy is kosher and gluten-free. They are similar to Hot Tamales, another candy introduced by the same manufacturer in 1950, though they are not spicy. Today the company produces several varieties including Original, Berry Blast, Tangy Twister, Jolly Joes (all-grape variety), Tropical Typhoon, Lemonade Blends, Red Rageous, Italian Ice, Valentines Mix and Zours (a sour/sugar coated version of original Mike and Ikes) There are also seasonal versions of these products in which the Mike and Ike flavors are formed as Jelly Beans.
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