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Busy as can be

by John on March 13th, 2013 at 9:57 PM  0 Comments

Hello all,

Thank you for stopping by, we are busy as ever, opening new accounts, making product, and sharing Crackheads® with the world. Thank you for your interest and patronage!


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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! We'll be here for you!

John at Osmanium

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Yay Crackheads Updates!

by John on September 20th, 2012 at 1:23 AM  0 Comments

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

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New Crackheads Review

by John on May 19th, 2012 at 11:18 PM  0 Comments

New Crackheads Review Out!


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Article on John from Crackheads in Dimensions Magazine

by John on May 19th, 2012 at 11:18 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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New Stuff

by John on March 27th, 2012 at 11:46 PM  0 Comments

Happy March everyone! We are super busy, sorry for not posting more, we are working on all sorts of fun things. Affiliate programs, Jingles, Sponsorships, Distribution, New Products, Charity Work, and a whole lot more!

Thanks for all your support!


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by John on June 20th, 2011 at 1:12 AM  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 Crackheads or Jitterbeans trademark or copyrighted material, 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

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New Jitterbeans(Crackheads2) Jingle Released!

by John on June 16th, 2011 at 9:17 AM  2 Comments

Hello Gourmet Caffeine Fans,

Just released is the Jitterbeans jingle, created by the fantastic Milwaukee, Wisconsin talent, .357 String Band. You probably heard it when you opened up the webpage, but if not, have a listen:

Or Click Here:

Jitterbeans Jingle

Lots and lots of new things in the air, more product, more fun, stay tuned!

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Jitterbeans(Crackheads2) Now Available at All Casey's General Stores!

by John on January 3rd, 2011 at 4:38 PM  1 Comment

Happy Holidays everyone,

We are happy to announce Jitterbeans(Crackheads2) is now available at all of Casey's General Store convenience stores! Woopie! Go get your 600mg of Caffeine and solve the paradoxes in your life with ease :)


(Click Image to find Locations)


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Jitterbeans(Crackheads2) Now available at Your Local Dollar Tree Stores!

by John on December 11th, 2010 at 10:50 PM  1 Comment

Dollar Tree Logo

We are happy to announce Jitterbeans(Crackheads2 on this site) are available at your local Dollar Tree store in 0.60 ounce 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. Remember they are under the name, Jitterbeans. 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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Updates, What is New?

by John on October 6th, 2010 at 1:06 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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Crackheads on Sale at Woodman's!

by John on July 26th, 2010 at 5:25 PM  0 Comments

All of you fantastic people in Wisconsin who shop at Woodman's Grocery Stores can now purchase Crackheads and Jitterbeans for just $1.39 for the next few weeks, WOW!


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Crackheads featured on Jeopardy!

by John on April 26th, 2010 at 11:42 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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Crackheads and Osmanium Press

by John on April 25th, 2010 at 8:08 PM  0 Comments

September 24th, 2008Schneider Associated Most Memorable New Products of 2008

October 16th, 2008 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Big dreams from beans"

May 2008, The Pioneer Press

May 23rd, 2008 The Onion, "All Candy Expo 2008: Like kids in some kind of a store"

May 19th, 2008 Minutes to Millions Segment on CNBC's Donnie Deutsch's, "The Big Idea" with Kevin Nealon

2 judges gave it a yes! Website poll loved it!

2008 M Magazine

Review Crackheads Product Review

February 13th, 2008 Wall St. Journal Article, "Stimulus Plan: Pack it Full of Caffeine"

November 12th, 2007 Medical College of Wisconsin, Spotlight on Science series, "From Idea Conception to Market: How Crackheads Candy Grew in Wisconsin"

March 21st, 2007, "Crackheads spell success for local entrepreneur"

April 30th, 2007 Chemical Engineering News, "All About Vices"

2007 Shepard Express

2007 Confectioner

2007 Distribution Channels

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Watch the CNBC Crackheads Segment!

by John on April 25th, 2010 at 7:52 PM  0 Comments

Someone posted it up on YouTube:

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What is New?!

by John on March 30th, 2010 at 12:50 PM  0 Comments

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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Crackheads and Jitterbeans now at select Spencer Gifts!

by John on February 1st, 2010 at 11:18 PM  1 Comment

Hello Hello,

Crackheads1 and Jitterbeans are now are select Spencer Gifts. Your Valentine would love a box from one of these locations, I know I would :)

Happy February,


Spencer Gifts

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Crackheads now in Woodman's Grocery Stores!

by John on December 13th, 2009 at 8:50 PM  1 Comment

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

Woodman's Locations

Have Fun!

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Back to School Specials

by John on September 27th, 2009 at 8:47 PM  0 Comments

Hello Everyone,

Happy Fall! To celebrate the leaves turning orange, pumpkin pie, beavers, and the wonderful experience of going back to school, we are running a special. Enter the word "COLLEGE" into the discount/coupon boxes on the product page and your will receive 20% off your purchase. Wowzers!#


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Summer Updates

by John on August 10th, 2009 at 11:38 AM  0 Comments


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.

Thank you all for your great business.

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Reviews and News from All Candy Expo

by John on June 8th, 2009 at 1:04 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 Crackheads:

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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Crackheads and Crackheads2 Now Carried in Value Music Stores!

by John on May 12th, 2009 at 3:29 PM  0 Comments

We are proud to announce that Crackheads and Crackheads2 is carried in all the Value Music stores located throughout Atlanta, GA! So stop in for a few boxes of Crackheads and grab Jason Lytle's new album. You'll be happy you did.

Go Team

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New Crackheads2 Shirts In!

by John on May 11th, 2009 at 3:38 PM  0 Comments

Just In, Crackheads2 shirts for sale! Check them out in the online ordering section.

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Crackheads available in ALL SPENCER GIFTS end of May!

by John on May 8th, 2009 at 10:27 AM  0 Comments

We are proud to announce that Crackheads and Jitterbeans(Crackheads2) will be available in ALL Spencers location at the end of May. Please stop on by and pick up a box!

Also, there will be new Crackheads2 shirts for sale soon!

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New Stuff!

by John on April 14th, 2009 at 5:47 PM  0 Comments

Just in, new shipment of Crackheads and Crackheads2 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 Crackheads 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.

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 Crackheads products close to home!

Have a great day

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Happy New Year! News

by John on January 5th, 2009 at 9:06 AM  3 Comments

Yay! It is 2009! Go Team.

This year to celebrate the price for the Crackheads2® 12-count trays was reduced $31.20 per tray, that is a 20% savings off the retail price!

Also, we just moved into a bigger warehouse space with taller ceilings, more docks, and are looking to expand some positions in the near future.

There will also be some new Crackheads® / Jitterbeans™ t-shirts and gear coming out soon!

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Osmanium Newsletter December 2008

by John on December 10th, 2008 at 11:45 AM  0 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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by John on December 3rd, 2008 at 8:31 PM  4 Comments

Hello hello,

Finally we have our new product(s) launched. There is a sister website for our product, Jitterbeans(tm), which is the same as the Crackheads2 product but marketed in a different way. These new products provide a delicious rich chocolate and coffee taste, along with a huge caffeine kick. Crackheads2 will help motivate you throughout your do no matter what you do. The problems in dealing with hot liquid coffee and odd tasking energy drinks is over. Enjoy a pick-me-up anytime, anywhere!

Each box of Crackheads2(tm) / Jitterbeans(tm) contains the approximate equivalent of 6 cups of coffee, 7.5 energy drinks, or 11 cans of cola!

You will also notice more changes to the website in the next week or so as we update each section with new Crackheads2 information.

Please let us know if you have any questions,


EDIT: Dec 3rd, 2008: Crackheads2 is available at 550 F.Y.E stores across the United States as well as many of the retailers that currently carry Crackheads. The list will be updated soon, we have become professional jugglers lately....Sort of. Lookup your nearest F.Y.E location here

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We're now in F.Y.E Stores!

by John on December 3rd, 2008 at 8:29 PM  0 Comments

St. Nick is coming up!

If you are looking for a delicious, unique, caffeinated gift this holiday season look no further than your local F.Y.E store! F.Y.E is now carrying Crackheads and Crackheads2 at most of their locations.

Stop in and buy a box, your friends are saying thank you already!

F.Y.E Logo

To find a location near you click here

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Jitterbeans Launched! New Website!

by John on November 3rd, 2008 at 10:28 AM  0 Comments

Love the Crackheads® product, but not the name? To please you we created a new name for our new ultra caffeinated Crackheads2® product to put your mind at ease. Please visit:

Jitterbeans™ was officially launched October 14th, 2008 along with this new website! We have been getting a great response. People love the taste and the nice caffeine kick!

We also have a bulk vending machine opportunity for interested individuals at Shortly there will be a banner on the site.

Posted in Business, News


by John on September 10th, 2008 at 3:18 PM  1 Comment

Everyone is awaiting the new product employment, and it is almost here! Below is a sneak peek of the new product.

New Product Name: Crackheads squared(r) and Jitterbeans(tm)

Now in 2 names for your delectable pleasure


Delicious flavor

600mg of Caffeine per box! That iss 6 cups of coffee, 7.5 Red Bulls(r) and 11 cans of Mountain Dew(r)!

Delicious rich dark chocolate(avg. 60% cocoa), espresso bean center, light candy shell, and Caffeine added.

Retail Price per box: $3.25, that is about than $0.50 per cup of coffee!

Totally legal, functional, good for you, and NO HYDROGENATED OILS or HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUPS

More to follow....

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What's New!

by John on June 19th, 2008 at 6:28 AM  0 Comments

Hello hello,

It has been a few weeks since we exhibited at the All Candy Expo and our minute on CNBC, and a lot has been happening since. We currently opened up a bunch of new clients(find us pages to be updated as soon as I can prod our web developer), closing some expansion programs, and a slew of other items(such as a potential gummy product). We also currently employ the services of over 80 handicapped individuals in Wisconsin to help with some of our fulfillment services. Wee Haaa!

P.S. Juggling 2 companies, full time work, a marriage, and law school isn't easy, sorry for the lack of responses to e-mails at times.

P.P.S. I'm looking for some ANSI artists, where you ever in an art group? iCE, ACiD, CiA, no not really? Contact me if you want to do a logo or two.


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T-shirts to be available for purchase SOON

by John on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:59 AM  0 Comments

We have receieved a slew of inquiries about purchasing t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. In the next few days they will be added to site to be purchased. We also have some older shirts that will be clearanced as well.

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Exhibiting at the All Candy Expo May 20th - 22nd, 2008!

by John on May 20th, 2008 at 12:17 AM  1 Comment

We will be exhibiting at illustrious All Candy Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL May 20th - 22nd, 2008. Will post some pics of the booth soon.

If you can make it in, it is well worth it!

Posted in Business, News

Crackheads to appear on CNBC with Donny Deutsch's, "The Big Idea" Monday May 19th, 9pm CST

by John on May 19th, 2008 at 11:16 PM  7 Comments

Fun Fun Fun,

Crackheads will be appearing along with myself(John Osmanski) on Donny Deutsch's, "The Big Idea" in a segment named, "Minutes to Millions". The segment is targeted at taking a small business(us) and within 60 seconds get the company on the track to make millions of dollars and cents. I am just excited for the opportunity.

If you get a chance tune in, 9pm CST on CNBC.

Posted in Business, General, News

New Packaging!

by John on May 15th, 2008 at 8:55 AM  1 Comment


We have new packaging finally released. There is also a holiday 8-pack that will be released soon that is a large novelty size box of Crackheads with 8 individual boxes contained inside. The bestest stocking stuffer ever!

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