Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews

These are a classic East Coast candy. Made for years by the Goldenberg candy company, they were purchased by Just Born in 2003, which has been gobbling up other Eastern small-maker candies. Just Born is best known for the Easter favorite, Marshmallow Peeps.

I’ve always referred to these as Goldenbergs ... the one part of the old name that is not retained (I think the company is pushing the name “Chew-Ets”) so now I have to call them just Peanut Chews. But the notable thing about them is that they break one of my rules of good candy. They’re fake. There’s no chocolate there. But what they lack in chocolate they make up for in flavor.

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The original Chew-Et is a molasses-based chew embedded with peanuts and then covered in a wax that resembles dark chocolate. (Okay, it’s not wax, it’s just not real chocolate.) The interesting part of the chew is that it’s not a caramel. There’s no milk in the original bar at all, so it can’t be a caramel. It’s just a sugary syrup that’s been boiled down to soft-ball state. Maybe you could call it a “soft brittle”. They’re formed into fingers of candy that are placed in a tray and usually sold in a package of six or so, though I usually bought the King Sized ones. For a while I’ve been able to find them here in California at Rite Aid (probably because Rite Aid is based in Pennsylvania). The molasses and peanuts make a good combination of roasted, musky flavors. The dark chocolate stays out of the way and doesn’t really add anything to the party (except trans fats).

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Having just said that the chocolate coating doesn’t much matter, it seems to make more of a difference in the milk version. Molasses is a dark flavor and seems to benefit from the dark, slightly bitter mockolate. While the milk chocolate coating is more successful at replicating the feel of real chocolate, it’s a little sweet, a little sticky feeling in the combo.

I’m glad to see that the Chew-Ets will continue to exist, as they are rather unique. They’re small and easy to share and have a flavor combination not found in any other candy bar on the market in the states. Since it’s not real chocolate, they also seem to weather being in my bag better than chocolate candies, so they’re a better bet as a summer candy. I wish they were made with real chocolate, but I suppose I shouldn’t advocate messing around with such a good bar.

Additional Reading: Check out Steve Almond’s Candy Freak which has a whole chapter devoted to his visit to the Goldenberg factory (while it was still Goldenberg’s) in Philadelphia. You can even read a couple of pages on Amazon if you like. Here’s something interesting I learned from the book, Goldenbergs were first developed as ration bar for the Army in WWI and after the war the GIs kept buying them.

Edit: I found this in Mike’s Candy Wrappers, the original wrapper.

UPDATE 8/1/2012: The original name of Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews has been restored on the packages, and an updated but still classic looking package is back on store shelves.

Goldenberg's Peanut Chews

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Name: Milk Chocolate & Original Chew-Ets
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
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Brand: Just Born
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.33
Size: 2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 135 & 130
Categories: Chew, Peanut, United States, Just Born

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Comments
  1. I love Peanut Chews. It’s odd seeing them in the new packaging. Being from the East Coast, I know these quite well.

    Comment by Jodi on 1/25/06 at 8:33 pm #
  2. Oh my gosh, I love these things and I’m so happy that they are starting to be available on the West Coast. They ARE the perfect summer candy! And the “Dark Chocolate” ones are vegan!

    Comment by Natty on 1/26/06 at 9:16 am #
  3. When did they drop the Goldenberg? I just had them a few months ago in the old wrapper and no “chew-et” to be found. What the hell??

    Comment by rachel on 1/26/06 at 3:36 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    I’m not sure when they dropped Goldenberg ... how old was that package you ate Rachel?

    Comment by Cybele on 1/26/06 at 11:03 pm #
  5. not old, it was fresh and chewing. And I know just a year ago this month I went through a bad of the individually wrapped candies.

    Comment by rachel on 1/27/06 at 1:00 pm #
  6. I found these in the vending machine in the basement where I work, and tried them a week or two ago. I liked the flavor of the “chew” part, very tasty.

    Comment by Tricia on 1/28/06 at 6:17 pm #
  7. To whom it may concern;
    My heart has been broken. I am at a low point in my life. For the past year or two I have noticed that my favorite movie candy, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews were unavailable at the movies. I have been eating these wonderful candies for years. It made the movie seem better. I would carefully ration out each wonderful chew slowly.
      Now I find out that you are no more. Goodbye Goldenberg’s, goodbye Joe DiMaggio, goodbye Mickey Mantle. How can I go on?
      I can’t even revert to Goobers or Baby Ruths, their formulas have been changed as well.
      I suppose the next shock will be that there “ain’t no Santa Claus.”
      How can you guys do this. No wonder the economy stinks! Do you realize how Un-American this action is? Next thing you know, some Japanese company will start to produce Goldenbergs and bring them into this country. With President Bush and Congress ceding control of our ports to the Arabs, those phoney Goldenbergs will have no problem getting past security. Enough is enough!! I WANT MY GOLDENBERG’S BACK NOW!!!
    Joseph Schachner

    Comment by joseph schachner on 3/19/06 at 12:08 pm #
  8. I liked the original formula and package before the marketing people at the new company changed it.  Change isn’t always bad but it is with food.  I like what I like.  They should have left it alone.  Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews were unique.  Now these new Chew-ets Peanut Chews are just brown, sweet and salty.  Bring back the Goldenberg family to fix it!

    Comment by Candyman Philly on 4/18/06 at 11:01 am #
  9. Cybele's avatar

    Joseph - I loved buying the big box at the movie theater. I don’t know why someone would want smelly nachos instead.

    Candyman - I know that the old formula must have been tweaked. I didn’t like the milk version much at all but the molasses chew is still alone on the market and I make do with that.

    I do, as a West Coaster have to credit the new owners for delivering fresher candies to us out here. There have been many times where I’ve had freakishly stale candies out here from the Rite Aid where I used to pick them up. No problem with that any longer.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/18/06 at 12:54 pm #
  10. Yeah, I’m just sick about this.  I like the darkness of the Goldenberg chews soooooo much better.  It was a much thinner layer and the inside was hard to bite into.  It almost had to warm up in your mouth before you could chew it.  This seems to happen to all my favorite foods.  Pudding Pops being another example.

    Comment by Michelle on 9/27/06 at 1:55 pm #
  11. I called the company, there comment was the dark chocolate is no longer available. The caramel was changed to make it softer. They did not think the harder center was a good idea!!! They are better if you put them in the frig to get cold. I have been eating these for 50 some years. I don’t see that they will change any time soon. Make do.

    Comment by Herb on 10/05/06 at 1:23 pm #
  12. I’ve been out of the US, and just discovered the switch. I LOVED the old chews, and was horrified to see that the “Chew-ets” were supposed to be taking their place. I couldn’t bring myself to buy one, though it was the red package, not the light blue package… so, the dark chocolate ones are different from the good old Goldenbergs? Or are they close to the same? I’ll try one the next time I’m in the states… here’s hoping it will be close.
    What a shame.

    Comment by Anne on 11/26/06 at 5:40 pm #
  13. Anne, the dark original ones were changed also and are no longer close to Goldenberg’s original red and brown wrapped candies.

    Comment by Candyman Philly on 3/01/07 at 3:16 am #
  14. hi my name is john doren and i am a doctor. the place where i get my sweet candy treats is Candydirect.com that place is the greatest!!!

    Comment by johndoren from scrubs on 6/17/07 at 7:31 am #
  15. i have been looking for goldenberg peanut chews in supermarkets in my town for a long time. not just for me, my 74 year old mother loves them and i kept looking until today when i decided to look it up on the internet. it’s been changed!!!..say it isnt so!...why dont they stock it at stop & shop or price chopper supermarkets here??? i want to put a smile on her face again….me too!

    Comment by bill morin on 9/19/07 at 11:47 am #
  16. May 2, 2008
    I was so excited to find peanut chews here in the Dominican Republic.  Who would think they would have them here in a third world country.  I don’t know how long they will last, but I’m heading to the store tomorrow to buy the rest!

    Comment by Dawn on 5/02/08 at 4:40 pm #
  17. I went to college in Philadelphia 1980’s and my room mate was neighbors with Mr. Goldenberg.  He had fond memories as a kid and the old man would always be distributing samples.

    True fact:  They were the only candy you could eat with beer.

    Comment by Don on 5/27/08 at 8:53 am #
  18. i found the peanut chews of all places, at a 7-11 near norwich,ct. on my way back from mohegan sun casino. i bought 8 of them for my mother, but ended up eating two..oops..sorry mom!... i put a smile on her face again! They are by far, the best munchie i ever had!, i would buy a case of them if i had the extra cash just to keep her smiling!

    Comment by Bill Morin on 5/27/08 at 10:54 am #
  19. Please, can you post a recipie for peanut chews that taste like the goldenberg brand? i can’t find one online anywhere!

    Comment by Paydex on 8/23/08 at 2:05 pm #
  20. MY HEAD MUST BE IN THE SAND… I JUST FOUND OUT THE ORIGINAL GOLDENBERG PEANUT CHEWS ARE NO LONGER… I AM HEART BROKEN… I CANNOT WATCH ANOTHER MOVIE WITHOUT A STASH OF ORIGIANL PEANUT CHEWS… FORGET THE FRAUDS.

    Comment by DOLORES TACOMA on 9/17/08 at 12:44 pm #
  21. I was in the U.S.A. and found Goldenberg’s Original Peanut Chews in a Crackerbarrel store.  Hubby likes them because it states right on the package that they are gluten free (he has wheat sensitivity).  But I’ve not seen them here in Canada and would love to know where they’re sold in this country.

    Comment by D. Anhorn on 11/30/08 at 6:10 am #
  22. I’ve had a yearning for Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews. It probably has something to with the thought of my upcoming 40th HS reunion on Long island. I used to walk home from school, stop by the local candy store and buy my favorite snack. I’ll stock up when I go to NY for the reunion.

    Comment by Susan on 1/26/09 at 4:50 pm #
  23. OLD PACKAGE!!!! Cracker Barrel Stores have the original “old fashioned” packaging.

    Comment by Amy Z on 2/28/09 at 12:29 pm #
  24. Just found these in my dorm’s vending machine—pretty good.  The mockolate doesn’t bother me like it normally does on candy.  They’re ok but nothing I would go out of my way for..

    Comment by Ange on 4/17/09 at 7:23 am #
  25. I wrote a letter to their marketing department when I discovered they’d eliminated the Goldenberg’s name and asked them ( I thought all tongue in cheek and witty…) if they were trying to rid the candy of it’s Jewish association, trying to increase sales in the great gentile midwest or what. As a Jew I hated to see my favorite candy run scared. I got back the most humorless, formulaic corporate response. It was depressing. Candy should elicit humor not corporate-speak.It was almost enough to make me swear off the stuff. Almost….
    By the way - do you know if anyone sells a giant jar of individually wrapped chews?? I’d like it as a gift for someone. I once was given it as a gift but don’t see it offered on line. Any help??

    Comment by Robert on 5/03/09 at 5:41 am #
  26. I just got a pack of red chewets from the candy “box” at work.  My heart leaped at the familiar feel of the package…could these be my beloved Goldenberg chews in new packaging?  And indeed they were!  So happy.  I think they taste the same.  Then I googled Goldenberg chews and found this site.  I guess I haven’t had one in 6 years!

    Comment by karoline on 5/07/09 at 9:48 am #
  27. Wow…I cant believe they changed the name, and the packaging.  I moved to the mid west 7 years ago.  Born and raised on the East Coast.  Goldenbergs Peanut Chews were a family favorite.  Ive looked and looked all over in southern IL. for my favorite peanut chew, to no avail.  Now, I know that Ive been barking up the wrong Chew tree.  I hope this replacement brand lives up to my memories of the one and only Goldenberg’s Peanut Chew…......Its been a long time, I hope I can finally find and enjoy a peanut chew.

    Comment by Mary K. on 5/28/09 at 3:19 pm #
  28. I’m from N.J. and as a child Goldenberg’s peanut chews was always my favorite.  Haven’t seen them in 30 years until yesterday.  Found them in a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Georgia.  Have made two trips back for more.  They tasted exactly like they did years ago.  So good!  Also checked the experation date and it still had 6 months to go so they were really fresh.  Life is good!

    Comment by lainie on 6/03/09 at 4:31 pm #
  29. This is interesting.  I loved these as a kid too, and have developed an aversion to the excessive sweetness found in most sweet things nowadays (these were never too sweet).  I am worried that they taste too different, but I’ll give them a try, and since I am in GA, I might stop by a cracker barrel and check them out.  I wonder, though, if its the same old packaging, does that mean the candy is old?  Maybe cause it was developed as army rations, it was made to keep.  Thanks for all the info

    Comment by andyglasser on 6/24/09 at 9:33 am #
  30. Hi, I forst hgeard about Goldenbergs Peanut Chews when I saw Neil Diamond in an interview on Sunday Morning CBS with Charles Osgood. Neil told the story before he got on a place in new York to fly back to Los Angeles, he bought a few bags of Goldenbergs peanut Chews for her. Then he began eating a couple and then ate them all! If you want to see this fun story, just go to yahoo or google and put in: Greedy Diamond ate Streisands candy treat!  I’ve seen them at Rite Aid as Peanut Chews and never knew they were the same item. i try one the next time I’m in Rite-Aid!  Sincerely, Joyce Granville

    Comment by Joyce Granville on 7/01/09 at 4:10 pm #
  31. The old fashioned packaging and bar is still around; just had it from the cracker Barrel restaurant in NH of all weird places. Love them

    Comment by bibliochef on 7/15/09 at 5:48 pm #
  32. could you please send me a email to tell me where i can get some peanut chew. i went to acme ,bj’s where i used to get them now there gone. i live on the southern part of nj

    thanks cynthia

    Comment by cynthia on 8/03/09 at 5:00 am #
  33. Ahhh, the mystery is finally solved!  Actually, I too don’t know where I have been in that I had no idea Goldenberg’s sold out to Chew-Ets over six years ago.  Goldenberg’s original Peanut Chews were the best ‘real chocolate’ candy in the world…my absolute favorite.  I had always wondered about Chew-Ets chocolate or should I say, mockolate; it never tasted as good as Goldenberg’s original chews, and now I know why.  I want REAL CHOCOLATE, real peanuts, the whole shabang!  Please bring back the original formula before 2003!  Thank you.

    Comment by Laura on 8/05/09 at 4:49 am #
  34. Cybele's avatar

    Laura - the formula was not changed. Goldenberg’s were always mockolate. (I think the packaging may not be keeping the product as fresh though.)

    Comment by Cybele on 8/05/09 at 6:47 am #
  35. I just flew back to Ca. from Jersey and my whole family goes on a Peanut Chew hunt. They are getting harder and harder to find. I think it was Pathmark where I saw them. I only got to bring back one bag with me this time. I keep them in the freezer (so I eat them slower ha) Thanks for the tip about Rite Aid I will take a look. They are still pretty good to me,tho I did like the original package.Seems we don’t have much of a choice and I am not giving them up!

    Comment by Denise on 8/05/09 at 4:14 pm #
  36. peanut chews have been my favorite for most of my life im 72 years pld and i would like to know what stores carry them in my area.11782 is my zip.
    thank you

    Comment by joseph del casino on 9/13/09 at 7:11 am #
  37. Hi joe,
    go into peanut chews.com or Justborn.com and on the bottom of the page you will see store locater, just put your zip in there and you should see if there is a store near you.

    Comment by Denise on 9/13/09 at 7:23 am #
  38. Hi

    I’m not sure if someone has already said this, but for those of you who are miffed about them changing the Goldenberg’s labeling and packaging, you can always drop by your local Cracker Barrel store and pick up a fresh pack with the classic Goldenberg’s label.

    Comment by Chris on 9/21/09 at 1:43 am #
  39. I just bought a package of these from a little bodega type place, and after reading the blog entry, checked the ingredients, and they do appear to contain real chocolate. It contains cocoa, dutch cocoa (alkali), an emulsifier, and sugar… the ingredients for dark chocolate. Just sayin..

    Comment by Mort Goldman on 10/02/09 at 9:07 am #
  40. Cybele's avatar

    Mort Goldman - one of the other key ingredients in dark chocolate is cocoa butter. Not only that, in order to be considered true chocolate it can only contain cocoa butter and no other vegetable fats such as palm oil.

    Comment by Cybele on 10/02/09 at 9:10 am #
  41. Been loving them since childhood

    Comment by Sharon Brown on 10/06/09 at 11:46 am #
  42. my daughter just called me from nc and told me she found them at cvs so i checked all the cvs stores close to me (springhill, fl) and still can’t find any!! these were my dads favorite candy growing up and he passed that to me.  i never knew about the chocolate though, cant say that i really care because i love the taste no matter what!

    Comment by karen on 10/26/09 at 7:36 am #
  43. I have enjoyed your candy for over 20 years and have got other people hook for life.

    Comment by Paul E. Carter II on 12/02/09 at 4:11 pm #
  44. I tried the Chew-ets Peanut Chews for the first time in nearly 10 years (I’m 87 years old) and they have been my favorite previously (at least from the time I was 10).  I must say, the packaging is different but the great taste is still there!

    Comment by Dorothy Gardiner on 1/05/10 at 4:49 am #
  45. A group of us were discussing candies that we liked as a kid,  I mentioned Goldenberg’s as being my favorite, but I haven’t been able to find them for several years.  Believe it or not, no one ever heard of them.  I Googled them to prove they existed. 

    Try them frozen…they’re delicious!

    Comment by Allan Adelson on 1/29/10 at 11:37 am #
  46. PEANUTCHEWS ONE OF THE BEST INEXPENSIVE CANDIES. I
    AM 58 YEARS OLD AND WHENEVER I SEE IT IN THE STORE I PURCHASE SEVERAL BARS OR A BAG. DON’T REPLACE IT WITH ANYTHING ELSE UNLESS YOU MAKE IT FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE DIABETIES. IF YOU WOULD DO A SERVEY ON THE DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUTCHEWS WITH SOME OTHER CANDIES THEY WOULD SCORE HIGH ABOVE OTHER BRANDS. LOVE MYSELF SOME PEANUTCHEWS!!!!!

    Comment by Ella Conaway on 2/22/10 at 7:48 pm #
  47. I started to eat Peanut Chews when they sold for $.01 a bar. At that time I lived in South Philadelphia. The year was 1939.
    I was 3 years old. My grandfather started me on the candy everyday. The candy at time was one solid piece. I have been eating peanut chews all my life. Now I’m haveing a hard time finding them. The only place I can get them is at Wa- Wa’s. Oh how I Love my PEANUT CHEWS.
    Thank you

    Comment by Constance Naughton on 3/01/10 at 10:48 am #
  48. I have a special attraction to the Goldenberg candies because my maiden name is Goldenberg, but I am not related to the original owners. Originally from NJ they have always been my favorite candies.  After moving to VA I could not find them for years, so my parents would mail them to me. Finally, CVS and Dollar Tree carried them for awhile,I was in heaven until they stopped. I haved ordered them from the web site, but lately have found the new Peanut Chews at Cracker Barrel and a small chocolate store in town. The dark are still my favorite candies.

    Comment by Alane Homer on 4/12/10 at 12:53 pm #
  49. I recently found my favorite candy at Cracker Barrel…they have it in the original packaging with the Goldenbergs name on it. Needless to say…been buying them by the handfuls at Cracker Barrel.

    Comment by Rena on 5/21/10 at 12:19 pm #
  50. Hi,  I would be so happy if you could create a company down here to continue the success of PEANUT CHEWS.  I went home for a visit up North and brought back a couple of bags of peanut chews because you can not find them here in Ga.  But if they are in GA, please let me know where they are located.

    Comment by Miss Jordan on 6/20/10 at 7:49 am #
  51. I have had these peanut chews as a kid and it took me to move to a different state to find them if you have a bi-mart they have them but i found them in a new rapper at safeway of course i ate them all yummy and they do make you enjoy anything you are doing. THANK YOU SO MUCH GOLDENBERGS CANDY CO. I CAN EAT A CHILDHOOD CANDY AGAIN THANK YOU YOUR FAN STEPHANIE BORN IN 1979.

    Comment by STEPHANIE on 6/20/10 at 11:35 am #
  52. Love Goldenberg Peanut Chews   Can’t find them???

    Not in Tucson, AZ either.    HELP

    Comment by Janice on 6/29/10 at 10:23 am #
  53. Hi Janice,
    I live in Ca. and have found them in Rite-Aid.Not the bag but the bar with 8 individual pieces in them. Some one also said Cracker Barrel has them but don’t know if you have that in Az. You can order them on line too at Justborn.com or peanut chews.com will get you there.
    Best candy ever.

    Comment by Denise on 6/29/10 at 10:36 am #
  54. Just bought them in the original package at Turkey Hill a local convienence store.  The oringinal Goldenbergs peanut chews. MMMMM!

    Comment by Dino on 9/30/10 at 12:32 pm #
  55. It is wonderful to read these posts from people all over the world who have fond memories of PEANUT CHEWS®.  We have received numerous contacts from fans who are not able to find PEANUT CHEWS® so as Denise stated above, we have created a product locator http://www.justborn.com/product-finder/peanut-chews.  We also have an online store where you can order PEANUT CHEWS® fresh from the factory http://www.peanutchewsstore.com.  Thank you for your interest!

    Comment by Just Born, Inc on 10/04/10 at 7:02 am #
  56. My children age 50+ each sent me a Peanut Chews bar.
    These gifts are the best things I have ever received!  Growing up in the Philly/NJ area means that Peanut Chews were my most favourite candy.  I live in Portugal now and am treating them like the Goldenbergs would approve…like Gold!  I am 80 yrs old and am taking them to heaven with me….

    Comment by Jayne on 11/05/10 at 4:32 am #
  57. Just want to say that it is good salesman ship to keep in touch with your loyal costumers. I wrote you about my experience #47.
    Keep up the good work.
    An old lady of 74.
    Thank you. Oh yes I still do eat your candy.
    Constance Tina Naughton

    Comment by Constance T. Naughton on 11/05/10 at 12:09 pm #
  58. I have to tell you that I always keep a bar or two on me at all times in case of an emergency. (I have diabetes) In case my sugar drops. A few pieces give me a pickup that keeps me going.
    Thanks for your product.

    Comment by Raymond Ellis on 11/21/10 at 9:08 am #
  59. Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews have been my favorite candy since I was a kid. That is over forty years plus. I stopped eating them after I developed an intolerence for caffene. That meant all chocolate. I sometimes snuck a box or two. About a week ago I had an unsatiable craving for a peanut chew. I remembered a store called Peeps sold them. Something was not right. I then saw them in a farmer’s market. Red package called “Chew-ettes” not the same. I was upset to say the least. I had to satisfy my craving. I went to Craker Barrell today and guess what I saw? A giant pack of Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews in the good old packaging that said original. My craving has been satisfied. I bought about 10 packs for $1.60, just in case. Chewettes Peanut Chews don’t hold a candle to the original Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.

    Comment by Renee on 6/14/11 at 5:11 pm #
  60. This candy is so good! I used to buy them at Publix and keep them in my candy dish at work…I always had visitors stopping by my desk to ‘see me’. Suddenly, I searched for them on the candy aisle and OMG, there were not there! I searched Publix stores high and low. Here’s the good news, here, some several years later, I found them at Cracker Barrell Restaurant! I wish I could buy them all before some ‘genius’ changes them or eliminates them!

    Comment by Denise on 7/29/11 at 3:00 pm #
  61. I am on my way to Cracker Barrell to buy some today. I wish they still came in the box or the big bag with individual wrapped pieces. I always buy in bulk. Like you, I think about them disappearing.

    Recently, a friend bought me some of the Chew-ettes peanut chews. I had to explain there is a big difference for those who remember the unique taste of Goldenberg’s peanut chews.

    Comment by Renee on 7/30/11 at 8:46 am #
  62. I love revisiting CandyBlog and reading your comments.  Today I realized that I needed to update the information I last posted (see #55).  You can now purchased your beloved Peanut Chews® in our new online store @ http://www.peepsandcompany.com.  We sell in bulk as well. 

    If you are on Facebook or Twitter you can connect with us there, too.

    Stay sweet!

    Comment by Just Born, Inc on 8/05/11 at 2:55 pm #
  63. Just to clarify, Goldenberg’s manufactured a Chew-ets product that was shipped outside of the US.  Just Born, Inc continues to export the yellow Chew-ets products today. 

    The red packaging shown above and the vintage packaging that you see at Cracker Barrel and other select locations all contain the same dark chocolatey PEANUT CHEWS® product. 

    I hope this helps.
    -Vicki @ Just Born, Inc. / Peeps & Company®

    Comment by Just Born, Inc on 8/05/11 at 3:22 pm #
  64. During the Mummers Parade (1/1/12) the commentor (Highstreet) was interviewing someone from Goldenbergs (sponsor) about the special whole peanut used for the Chew-ettes…  I can’t recall (or find) the details.. 

    Does anyone remember the story.

    Comment by Bruce on 1/12/12 at 9:28 am #
  65. Bruce, I will try to get an answer for you.  Stay tuned!

    Vicki @ Just Born, Inc / Peeps & Company®

    Comment by Vicki @ Just Born, Inc / Peeps & Company® on 1/12/12 at 10:15 am #
  66. Hey Vicki…

    Did you find any news on the “special” type of peanut used??  1/28/12

    Comment by Bruce on 1/28/12 at 5:55 am #
  67. Hi: I first heard about this candy when Neil Diamond was interviered on the tv news show…CBS Sunday Morning a couple of years ago. He lives in L.A. and was in New York when he spotted Barbra Streisand’s favorite candy. He bought a big bag full of Goldenberg’s Peanut Chew candy bars for Barbra to surprise her with. When he got on the return flight, he ate one and then proceeded to eat tham all!!! He told her about it too! She forgave him! You can find this story on the internet and you can find the candy bars at Rite Aid drug stores!

    Comment by Joyce Granville on 1/28/12 at 4:46 pm #
  68. Hi! I don’t work at Just Born, but I do some work with them so I know a fair amount about the product.

    1. The peanuts are called “medium runners.” It’s a type that allows them to get more whole peanuts into each piece, and that gives Peanut Chews their distinctive crunchiness and whole roasted peanut flavor.

    2. It’s true that the coating isn’t technically chocolate, on account of the low cocoa butter content, but there’s a good reason for that. They were originally developed as WWI military rations. The formulation of the chocolatey coating allows them to hold up in higher temperatures without melting and getting messy.

    Comment by Alexandra on 1/31/12 at 12:02 pm #
  69. Love these dark choc peanut chews! I purchased a box at the dollar store. Much cheaper than the Peeps store at the Mall Of America.

    Comment by Mary Deman on 9/04/13 at 8:47 am #
  70. Where in the world have you disappeared to.  Can’t find you in any of the markets locally.  I tried Wegman’s, Giant, and even Rite Aid.  When I worked late I would have a Peanut Chew from the machine.  Now that I have retired I miss my peanut chew.  I tried locating them in our local stores and was unable to find them on the shelves.  Even contacted manager’s at one store asking about your wonderful product.  HELP!!!!

    Comment by felicia Kaye on 11/11/13 at 11:36 am #
  71. Hi Felicia — you can call their consumer affairs number toll-free at 1-888-645-3453 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) — they’ll be able to help you out.

    Comment by Alexandra on 11/11/13 at 12:51 pm #
  72. I buy them at Cracker Barrel and sometimes I can find them at the Dollar Tree.

    Comment by Alane on 11/11/13 at 4:37 pm #
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