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Mike and Ike’s Cherri and Bubb, Lem and Mel make limited return to store shelves

IMG_20130220_130258Cherri and Bubb. Oh, the memories. Cherri and Bubb remind me of my teenage years, when I wore all black, blasted Nine Inch Nails on the boombox and drove my mother crazy. Those were the days.

So when I found a UPS box at my front door, opened it up and found boxes of Cherri and Bubb inside, I squealed with excitement! And then I wrote some really awful poetry in my diary.

Cherri and Bubb join Lem and Mel are back on the shelves through the end of April 2013. Lem and Mel is a combination of Lemon and Watermelon flavors, but to me, Cherri and Bubb will always hold a place in my heart.

The flavors are available in 5-oz. boxes and are between $1 and $1.39.

I got some info on the return of these duly-missed flavors. “We are very excited to bring back CHERRI AND BUBB and LEM AND MEL,” said Donald Houston, Senior Marketing Manager for Mike and Ike. “We hope this will inspire good memories from our loyal fans and produce a new group of Mike and Ike lovers to these favorites from the past. Perhaps this might even inspire Mike and Ike to rekindle their friendship and business relationship.”

Whoah-OH! Yes! Mike and Ike split up last spring to “follow their true passions,” according to a press release from Mike and Ike representatives. “Mike is a musician at heart and produced a music video; Ike is an urban artist and a lover of art,” according to the press release.

The split also garnered celebrity reactions. Check out this news report:

Other flavors from Mike and Ike, including Original Fruits, Tropical Typhoon, Berry Blast and RedRageous!, will continue to be available. Meanwhile, representatives from Mike and Ike are hoping for a reunion. “People of all ages love Mike and Ike and we are reassuring fans and our retail partners that our famous fruit-chewy candies will continue to be produced and sold as we get this resolved,” Houston said.

For more information on the Mike and Ike split, visit them at:

I was given free product from Mike and Ike for this review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise indicated.

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