The Jesmona brand has been in existence since 1906 and for the majority of this time produced only the Old Fashioned Black Bullets for which they were famous. It was originally from the North East of England and the Black Bullet has become synonymous with the area. In the 1960s the Jesmona brand was sold to a larger family onwed manufacturer in Sheffield owned by Ralph Pitchfork called Maxons. 50 years on with Maxons still owned by the Pitchfork family and run by two of Ralph’s grandsons, Chris and Richard, the Black Bullets are still made in the same old fashioned, handmade and traditional manner and to the same recipe as in 1906.
The Black Bullet continues to be one of the biggest selling sweets in the North East of England and with its distinctive peppermint flavour, made to a unique recipe, Jesmona Black Bullets have now become a favourite with families not only in the UK but around the world.
In Jesmona’s centenary year, 2006, Maxons launched a further range of 250g tins which has broadened the brand to include old favourites the Pear Drops, Old Fashioned Mint Humbugs, Liquorice and Blackcurrants, Orchard Fruits, Sherbet Fruits and Chocolate Fruits as well as the Black Bullets.
Maxons continues to work to the ethos laid down by Ralph Pitchfork of “quality ingredients to make quality products”. The Jesmona tin range is ideal for gifts, travel or for just having at home or on your desk at work.
Wherever you are take a tin of Jesmona sweets and enjoy good, traditional, tasty British sweets every time.