single purchase; approximately $2.50 per box
Crackheads, a chocolate-covered espresso candy introduced in 2004. Since 2008 there’s also been Crackheads2, which contains coffee beans and guarana seed extract, a potent source of the stimulant. At retailers wary of the suggestive name, Crackheads2 are sold under the name Jitterbeans.
Jitterbeans® is a highly caffeinated gourmet chocolate covered espresso bean with a candy shell and a Caffeine boost! Superb taste and hugh pick me up, guaranteed!
About the BrandOsmanium was officially incorporated in late 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin along with the release their first product, Crackheads®. Recently in October of 2008, Osmanium released its newest highly caffeinated gourmet products, Crackheads2® and Jitterbeans®! Osmanium's products are sold in the United States, Canada, and England.
The idea for Osmanium was planted when John Osmanski, Osmanium’s founder, was completing his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the time and ran across an electronic book highlighting methods to pay for college. There was a section on creating and selling candy at local fairs that struck a cord with him. After being awed by the tom foolery of some of his roommates he exclaimed that they were a bunch of fricking Crackheads(John doesn't swear much apparently). Shortly thereafter he started thinking about the name Crackheads® and what it meant to him and to others. It was always a comedic term meaning someone was acting goofy, crazy, and/or odd. The paradigm shift probably happened due to comics such as Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Will Farrell, and many others. John also remembered his teachers, professors, parents, and friends who drank coffee every single day often times become stuttering, impulsive lunatics when they missed their morning cup. T! hey often got called Crackheads or goofballs by their peers. After the idea of a product called Crackheads® engulfed John's mind he decided take his love of candy, caffeine, belief in health holistic food ingredients, interest in manufacturing, and inquiry about society to guide the creation and implementation of Osmanium’s product lines.
After months of product development using his local supermarket, kitchen, Kinkos, lots of test subjects, and asking a lot and lots of questions, Crackheads® was born. The first customers of Crackheads® were local supermarkets, convenience stores, and coffee shops in the downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. After a successful inception of the product locally, and after finishing school, Osmanium has been growing and growing. We now sell internationally and continually propel the company forward. Osmanium looks to continually grow and release more confectionery products that are functional, gourmet, and good for you.
Dark chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor (processed with potassium carbonate), cocoa butter, butter oil, lecithin (an emulsifier), pure vanilla, white chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, nonfat milk, cream, natural flavor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), pure vanilla), fresh whole bean coffee, sugar, corn syrup, tapioca dextrin, and confectioner's glaze
Links to purchase Crackheads, Jitterbeans and Crackheads2 online;
Jitterbeans Candy Coated Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans, Highly Caffeinated Candy, 1.40-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
Crackheads Chocolate Covered Espresso Coffee Beans, White & Dark (Pack of 12)
Crackheads2 - 12-Pack