Feastables LLC, also known as MrBeast Feastables, is a food brand created by YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known online as MrBeast. In January 2022, Donaldson announced the creation of the company, which launched with its own brand of chocolate bars called "MrBeast Bars".[1]

Feastables LLC
Company typePrivate
IndustryFood processing
FoundedJanuary 29, 2022; 2 years ago (2022-01-29)
Founder
Headquarters
United States
Key people
  • Jim Murray (CEO)
Products
OwnerJimmy Donaldson
Websitefeastables.com

History edit

 
Feastables founder Jimmy Donaldson in 2023

In 2021, Donaldson enlisted Jim Murray, the former president of protein bar company Rxbar, to help him build the Feastables product. Murray later became co-founder and CEO of the company.[2]

 
The original Feastables Bar, prior to the redesign

At launch, Feastables offered 3 flavors of bars, "Original", "Almond" and "Quinoa Crunch". The launch corresponded with a sweepstakes campaign with over $1 million in prizes, including 10 grand prize winners who would receive a chance to compete for a chocolate factory in a future video, a reference to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.[3] The video was released in June 2022, which featured Gordon Ramsay as a cake judge and a $500,000 cash prize.[4][5] The video contained a series of elimination challenges where the winner won the chocolate factory, and had cameos from competitive eaters Matt Stonie and Joey Chestnut.[6] On February 2, 2022, Feastables announced partnerships with Turtle Beach Corporation and Roccat to provide prizes for the sweepstakes.[7][8] Feastables reportedly made $10 million in its first few months of operation.[9]

On March 3, 2023, Donaldson asked fans on Twitter to "clean up the presentation" of Feastables displays on store shelves. Feastables offered fans entry into a $5,000 raffle if they provided proof of their assistance. The tweets drew criticism and accusations that Feastables was exploiting fans for unpaid labor.[10][11]

On April 7, 2023, Donaldson revealed that Feastables collaborated with Karl Jacobs, a secondary host for MrBeast, to release a line of gummy candy called "Karl Gummies".[12][13]

Initially available only at Walmart, in May 2023 Feastables became available at 7-Eleven locations, including Speedway and Stripes locations.[14] The other locations are, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Carrs Safeway, Food Lover's Market, United Supermarkets, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Haggen, ACME, Star Market, Shaw's, Kings, Balducci's, Pavilions, and Target.[15][16] In July 2023, Donaldson announced that Feastables was launched in the UK in every Asda and SPAR.[17] Feastables expanded to Australia and New Zealand in September 2023 with the chocolate bars available at Woolworths and Countdown supermarkets in their respective countries.[18][19] In October 2023, Feastables expanded to South Africa, with the brand becoming available at Walmart-owned Makro and Game stores nationwide.[20][21]

 
A Feastables Bar after the rebranding.

On October 2, 2023, MrBeast announced that Feastables had teamed up with the Charlotte Hornets to debut a new logo and become their official jersey patch sponsor for the 2023–24 NBA season.[22][23]

In February 2024, the new logo officially started appearing in packages and the recipe of the bar was changed. The name of "MrBeast Bar" was dropped and the "Deez Nutz" bar was renamed to "Peanut Butter" due to a lawsuit against another company called “Dee’s Nuts”.[24]

Products edit

Feastables Peanut Butter and Milk Crunch flavors
 
A Feastables Milk Chocolate bar

Feastables edit

Feastables Snack Bars edit

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Double Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate

MrBeast Cookies edit

  • Chocolate Chip[27]
  • Double Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip[31]
  • Oatmeal Raisin
Karl Gummies from the top and side

Karl Gummies edit

  • Sour Green Apple[32]
  • Sour Blue Raspberry [32]

Retired Products edit

MrBeast Bars edit

  • Quinoa Crunch Chocolate, later replaced with Crunch
  • Corpse Cookies and Creme Chocolate[33]

Notes edit

  1. ^
    Formerly Deez Nutz.
  2. ^
    Formerly Original Chocolate.
  3. ^
    Formerly Original Chocolate Sea Salt.

References edit

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  3. ^ Marcin, Tim (January 29, 2022). "I tried MrBeast's new chocolate bars. They're pretty good!". Mashable. Archived from the original on February 5, 2022. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  4. ^ Diaz, Eric (June 9, 2022). "Uncanny Replica of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Is Unsettling And Delicious". Nerdist. Archived from the original on June 10, 2022. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Cheong, Charissa (June 6, 2022). "MrBeast recreated Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, featuring a toilet made of cake, a dessert contest judged by Gordon Ramsay, and a 'chocolate waterfall'". Insider. Archived from the original on October 18, 2023. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
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  8. ^ "Turtle Beach and ROCCAT Team-Up With MrBeast's New Feastables Snack Brand for Epic Gaming Accessory Giveaway". Business Wire. February 2, 2022. Archived from the original on February 5, 2022. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
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  10. ^ Grisafi, Patricia (March 7, 2023). "MrBeast sparks debate on Twitter after asking fans to clean up Feastables candy displays at Walmart". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on March 25, 2023. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  11. ^ "MrBeast stirs backlash after asking fans to fix Walmart displays for his Feastables chocolate bars". NBC News. March 6, 2023. Archived from the original on March 25, 2023. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
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  16. ^ "Store Locator". Feastables. Retrieved November 25, 2023.
  17. ^ "Secret MrBeast Video". feastables.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2023. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
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  20. ^ "Forget Prime, MrBeast's chocolate bars are coming to Makro and Game — for R50 each". My Broadband. October 18, 2023. Retrieved October 18, 2023.
  21. ^ "Feastables will be on shelves at Game and Makro". Bizcommunity. Retrieved October 18, 2023.
  22. ^ Roth, Emma (October 2, 2023). "MrBeast is putting his snack brand's logo on NBA jerseys". The Verge. Archived from the original on October 14, 2023. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
  23. ^ Fischer, Sara. "Charlotte Hornets sign MrBeast's "Feastables" as official jersey patch partner". Axios. Archived from the original on October 15, 2023. Retrieved October 14, 2023.
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  28. ^ "Peanut Butter". feastables.com. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
  29. ^ "Peanut Butter". feastables.com. Retrieved February 12, 2024.
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  31. ^ "Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - 6 Pack". Feastables. Archived from the original on July 1, 2023. Retrieved July 1, 2023.
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  33. ^ Gutelle, Sam (October 11, 2022). "MrBeast and Corpse Husband have teamed up to launch the latest Feastables chocolate bar". Tubefilter. Archived from the original on October 11, 2022. Retrieved July 1, 2023.

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