Mike and Ike Original Fruits Theatre Box
The Mike and Ike brand was first introduced in 1940 by Just Born, Inc., which is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Its origin uncertain, the name may have come from the comic strip Mike and Ike (They Look Alike), which, however, had ended by the 1940s. Or the name may have referred to the Matina Brothers, two of whom, nicknamed “Mike” & “Ike,” were billed as circus midgets and had roles as Munchkins in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz; the author Dean Jensen wrote without cited evidence that the two became so popular in America that a boxed candy was named after them. Other proposals include a company-wide contest, a vaudeville song titled “Mike and Ike”, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose nickname was “Ike.”
Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company in 1953 and produced new flavours of the candy, such as cotton candy. Additional flavours such as Root Beer came in the 1960s, and others have been introduced on and off since.
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Modified Food Starch, Contains Less Than .5% of the Following Ingredients: Citric Acid, Corn Protein Glaze, Confectioners Glaze, Carnauba Wax, White Mineral Oil, Artificial Flavours, Red No. 40, Yellow No. 5 (Tartrazine), Yellow No. 6, Blue No. 1
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