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Happy Holidays!

by John on December 21st, 2012 at 1:26 PM  0 Comments

Hello everyone,

Happy Holidays! We wish you all the best holiday season and a fantastic New Year!

John at Osmanium

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Yay Jitterbeans! Updates!

by John on September 20th, 2012 at 1:21 AM  0 Comments

Wow, what a busy year. Thank you everyone for your support, we never knew Jitterbeans would be so helpful to so many. We are up to a lot, but have not been updating this site as much lately. The end game is Jitterbeans taste great, and they actually work! Stay tuned for things including a website make over, contest planning, maybe a new flavor, and more!

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Article on John from Jitterbeans in Dimensions Magazine

by John on May 19th, 2012 at 11:26 PM  0 Comments

Hey folks,

Dimensions magazine(the Alumni magazine for the Milwaukee School of Engineering) did an article in their most recent issue on John from Crackheads, interesting read, goofy picture :)

Click here to view article

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Get Your Favorite Stores to Carry Jitterbeans!

by John on April 18th, 2012 at 1:31 AM  0 Comments

Ever walk into your favorite store and think, "Why the heck does not this place carry Jitterbeans?" Well now you can help nudge the store by filling out this downloadable form(click link below) and handing to the store manager / owner. Before long you will be able to purchase Jitterbeans there and you can start living.


Link to Form: Click Here

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New Jitterbeans Review!

by John on April 16th, 2012 at 12:41 AM  0 Comments

New Review on Jitterbeans:

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Just Hanging Out

by John on February 21st, 2012 at 12:06 AM  0 Comments


We have not posted for awhile here, but I assure you we are busy bees filling orders, working on projects, sending out samples, selling, etc. We may have a new flavor released this year, and people are still loving the delicious power and taste of Jitterbeans! Enjoy some today!

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Jitterbeans Review

by John on July 6th, 2011 at 1:49 PM  0 Comments

The folks over at reviewed Jitterbeans(r)(Crackheads(r)2), and this is what they had to say:

Read it here: Link

Crackheads2, sometimes referred to as Jitterbeans, are a most amazing caffeinated treat - brilliant in concept and a little too delicious. Why too delicious? Well, every little box contains 600mg of caffeine! This means that while you are quietly muching on a M&M sized bag of yummy candy coated chocolate filled esperesso beans, you are consuming the same caffeine in approximately 6 cups of coffee, 7.5 Red Bulls, or 11 cans of Mountain Dew!

packaging:7 These are a little too powerful to consume in just one sitting. Normally. But the packaging does not really hold up if you try to take it with you. The candy is contained in just a small paper box. It does close nicely, but it does not stand up to any kind of abuse. You can't really shove this into your pocket without melting. The one clever thing is that their is a little pull tab on the back that you can snap out of the paper with a hook. Of course that hook is still paper, so you have to be careful or your jitterbeans will be all over your floor.

The design itself is quite nice though. I love the fonts - and it is very very easy to see what you are getting into with the caffiene. Not only does it list the actual amount, but it has a helpful illustration showing the consumer that 600mg per box equals six 6 cute cups of coffee or 7.5 nameless generic blue and white colored energy drinks.

I love the design of the package, but just wish it stood up to a bit more stress than it does right now.

Taste:10 As much as I like the original Crackheads, these are just as delicious! These are yummy chocolate covered beans, beautiful and roasted to perfection. they came in different sizes, unlike other beans I have tried, like Shock-A-Lots and Charged beans. The beans are covered in a luscious dark and white chocolate coating, tasting like real dark chocolate and not some cheap brown candy glaze. They used 60% cocoa dark chocolate filled with an undetectable caffeine punch in the chocolate itself! Like Crackheads, I have had dozens of brands of chocolate covered espresso beans, these are among the top 5. There is a slight difference between the two flavors though. These Jitterbeans are much more coffee flavored - and have a better candy crunch to them.

Buzz:10 I felt myself dragging and tired after a hard workout day - I spent an hour on the cardio, then a muscle workout after that. But when I got home, I realized that I was not even done for the day - needing to take the kids tot he mall, get on a big dinner and deal with downtown driving. If anything, this was a time for Jitterbeans.

I tried to space them out - I really did! But these tasted sooo good! Within an hour I accidentally consumed the entire box. I caught a glimpse of me in a store mirror with a crazed look a half hour later singing along with Billy Idol and dancing in the mall with my daughter scaring the living hell out of the poor shoppers. The buzz was INSANE!!! It lasted and lasted and lasted - for about a good size hours - enough to get me through the mall, through dinner, and into late night fun too!

In all seriousness, be careful with this stuff. This is like alcohol - you could get yourself a stupid amount of energy and be left carted off in a paddywagon with people thinking you went off the deep end. Enjoy the buzz responsibly. And stay away from Billy Idol tunes while consuming.

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by John on April 23rd, 2011 at 7:55 PM  0 Comments


If you are researching or interested in Jitterbeans Vending Machines, the Company selling them, Renegade Energy Group or Energy-Vend, Inc. no longer has authority to promote, sell, or market vending machines in conjunction with the Jitterbeans name, and likewise is not authorized to sell or promote this product in any manner.

Any questions please call us at 800-495-0174 or e-mail at

Thank You


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Jitterbeans (1.4 oz) at All Caseys General Stores!

by John on January 3rd, 2011 at 4:43 PM  1 Comment

Happy Holidays everyone,

We are happy to announce Jitterbeans in the larger 1.4 oz version is now available at all of Casey's General Store convenience stores! Woopie! Go get your 600mg of Caffeine, Coffee, and 60% Cocoa; and solve the paradoxes in your life with ease :)


(Click Image to find Locations)


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$1.00 Boxes Jitterbeans now Available at Your Local Dollar Tree!

by John on December 11th, 2010 at 10:51 PM  8 Comments

Dollar Tree Logo

We are happy to announce Jitterbeans are available at your local Dollar Tree store in 0.60 ounce packages(instead of our regular 1.4 oz packages) for just $1.00! That is 250mg of Caffeine for just $1.00, what a fantastic day indeed!

-If your local Dollar Tree is out of stock, please try a second :)

Update December 9th, 2010
Most of the Dollar Tree stores are carrying them, some are out of stock, and some stores will not have them until next year. When in doubt, find your local stores and give them a shout to see if they have them, they shouldn't be to hard to find:

Dollar Tree Store Locator

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Jitterbeans Desktop Wallpapers and iPhone Backgrounds Now Available!

by John on October 22nd, 2010 at 3:37 PM  0 Comments


Years in the making, Jitterbeans Wallpapers and iPhone backgrounds are now available!

Have a look and enjoy them today: Click Here

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Updates and What is New

by John on October 6th, 2010 at 1:04 PM  0 Comments

Hello World,

We hope everyone is well! We have been quiet on the interweb the past few months due to an overload of business. We are getting back into the swing of things and are happy to announce that Jitterbeans and Crackheads have been helping undergraduate students, law students, medical students, new parents, and the working world keep the infamous pep in their step each and everyday! We are happy to announce an increase of 6000+ additional locations where Jitterbeans will soon be available as well as increased global distribution.

We will also have swag available soon as iphone backgrounds and background images for your fantastic computers.

Kind Regards!


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Jitterbeans on Sale at Woodmans!

by John on July 26th, 2010 at 5:27 PM  0 Comments

For a limited time, enjoy Jitterbeans at your local Wisconsin Woodmans Grocery Store for just $1.39 per box!


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Crackheads / Jitterbeans on Jeopardy!

by John on April 26th, 2010 at 11:44 AM  0 Comments

Hello World,

We love board games, absolutely love them. Lately we have been playing Pit, Rumicube, and non board game Tip Cup. It's nice to know the folks at Jeopardy think enough of Crackheads to feature Crackheads Candy in a question on their Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Show #5904, in the $2000 category, "Perkin Up" section of the Double Jeopardy round.

A big thank you to the Jeopardy crew and Mr. Trebek. Also a big shout out to Hillary for getting the question right!

Watch the video here:

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New Stuff!

by John on March 14th, 2010 at 12:33 AM  1 Comment

It has been a few minutes since we've updated you on what we are up to. First, 2010 has been off to a quick start, we are graciously happy for all the customers and praise of our products, especially all of you undergrad, medical students, law students, doctoral students, and working comrades enjoying Jitterbeans and Crackheads!

We have some new downloadable swag that will be up for free download in the near future

We have a new Education section so that you can educate yourself on what caffeine actually does to/for you, how it can help your everyday life, and how in excess it may cause you to get a little loopy. Enjoy!

The links on the site finally work! Took long enough ;)

We've also been sponsoring some funtastic events, more to follow

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Jitterbeans Now Available at Woodman's Grocery Stores!

by John on December 13th, 2009 at 8:52 PM  2 Comments

Jitterbeans are now in all Woodman's locations around the Wisconsin and Illinois area:

Woodman's Locations

Have Fun!

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Now in Select Dollar Tree Stores!

by John on November 10th, 2009 at 1:27 AM  0 Comments

Jitterbeans are now in select Dollar Tree stores! Go buy some today!

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA Dollar Tree #135 1034 NW 76th Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32606 USA

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS DollarTree #546 2009 N. Prospect Ave. Champaign, IL 61822 USA

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI DollarTree #907 27 Conley Road Suite H Columbia, MO 65201 USA

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN DollarTree #1511 337 N. Maple Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 USA

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA DollarTree #2178 1341 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA

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Summer 2009 Updates

by John on August 10th, 2009 at 11:39 AM  1 Comment


The summer has been busy, lots of heat, Crackheads, and growth. We are up and running in our new facility and been adding employees and growing, how wonderful. We are now working on splitting time in half so we can get all of our new work done, yikes!

There is some more reviews and checkouts on Crackheads as well, all good of course!

Eating more candy helps :)


P.S. We have a new company trike that will be making it's way near you in the Milwaukee, WI area soon.

Also, actual downloadable swag coming soon!

Thank you all for your great business.

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News and Reviews from All Candy Expo 2009

by John on June 8th, 2009 at 1:11 PM  2 Comments

Hello Everyone,

We exhibited our warez at the All Candy Expo this year and it was an excellent time indeed. If you are unaware of what this show is, it is essentially an all you can eat candy festival filled with fun, sugar, gut rot, and a touch of kookiness. Here are some product reviews and news on Jitterbeans (Crackheads2):

Channel 9 Chicago, WGN-TV Morning Show 7:00am May 20th, 2009

Chicago Sun Times May 18th, 2009

Energy Fiend Review

Sun Times Review

Urban Honking Blog Review

Chocolate Obsession Blog Review

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Jitterbeans in SPENCER GIFTS end of May!

by John on May 11th, 2009 at 3:37 PM  0 Comments

We are proud to announce that Jitterbeans will be available in ALL Spencers location at the end of May. Please stop on by and pick up a box!

Also, new Jitterbeans shirts are here! Check them out in the Order Online section

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New Stuff!

by John on April 14th, 2009 at 5:49 PM  0 Comments

Just in, new shipment of Jitterbeans shirts! Woopeee! They will be up soon in the purchase section of the site for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Also, coming soon, caffeine education, and 10 things to do with your Jitterbeans segments. Super.

Also coming soon, a list of our sponsorships this year and last. We have been sponsoring a lot of LANs, Linux conventions, Hospital charities, etc. Thank you to everyone who has been contacting us.

We are also proud to announce Rhett, our athlete sponsored for the Highland games took 1st place in his last competition! Go Rhett and Jitterbeans!

Last but not least, we have added about 600 new stores in the recent weeks, so soon enough you will be able to get your Jitterbeans products close to home!

Have a great day

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Jitterbeans now at select Spencer Gifts

by John on February 24th, 2009 at 8:48 PM  0 Comments

Jitterbeans is now proudly carried at select Spencer Gift stores. If you are in the area, stop in and try a box!

-John @ Osmanium

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Osmanium Newsletter December 2008

by John on December 10th, 2008 at 11:45 AM  2 Comments

Hello and welcome to the Crackheads® Candy Newsletter December 2008!

This is the first installment of the Osmanium Candy Company Newsletter. We sincerely hope all of you have enjoyed your Crackheads® products and would like to introduce our newest Super Caffeinated candy with 2 names: Crackheads2® or "Crackheads squared" and Jitterbeans™.

Each box boasts approximately 600mg of Caffeine! That is the same caffeine content as in 6 cups of coffee, 7.5 Red Bull® energy drinks, or 11 cans of Mountain Dew®!

They taste great and will put some serious pep in your step! Come give them a try. On the order page enter LAN for 10% off your order!

Order Crackheads Here:

Order Jitterbeans Here:

Crackheads® and Crackheads2 is now carried in F.Y.E Stores

We are proud to be one of the chosen candies now carried at 550 of the 800 some F.Y.E(For Your Entertainment) stores around the United States. Go buy a box for the ones you love.

Store Locator:

F.Y.E Logo

New bulk vending machine program in full effect

We partnered up with Renegade Energy Group to offer $0.50 vending machines for Crackheads2 and Jitterbeans. The program is a little over a month old and we have almost 500 machines already sold! People love the product and the large profit margin is a great way to get your fix and make some money at the same time!

Please visit: and drop us an e-mail about your interest.

New sponsorships

We are proud to have been sponsoring numerous LAN events and gaming systems around the country the past year with Crackheads and Crackheads2, some are:

and we are excited to have recently sponsored

Rhett Bobzien

an exceptional athlete and power lifter than competes in the Highland Games:

He is the highest ranking amateur in his class. We think Jitterbeans™ will help Rhett throw entire trees, launch boulders, and hurl burlap sacks of straw higher than anyone else in 2009!

Do you have anything that you love to do and want to feel the warm glow of being sponsored? Perhaps you have a hidden talent that allows you to draw Picassos with your tongue, or perform high level mathematical calculations in your mind? Maybe you have telepathy, or know Oprah, or can kickflip back lip a double kink, or do a ho-ho. Drop us a line, we would like to get you some candy.

Osmanium happenings

We are moving to a larger facility and are happy to report that we have added some new sales positions, warehousing, and marketing people. We are also working on new product development, an education section for the website, and trying to not eat all of our products before it ships out. We also choose a new logo for Osmanium:

This comes from Bill Barder, an old animator for the Tiny Toons cartoon show

Osmanium Logo

That is all for now, thank you for you enjoy our products! Please let us know if you have any comments, questions, concerns, or ideas.

Osmanium Candy Company
(800)495-0174 x3

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