Originating in the North East of England in 1906 Jesmona is believed to take its name from the Jesmond are of Newcastle.

The signature product “Black Bullets” is a mint ball using only Sugar, Glucose and Peppermint Oil and as such is the original “natural” product. It found its fame in the shipyards of the North East and has been a staple product of every sweet shop, newsagent, Grocer and household in the North East for over 100 years.

Today Black Bullets are sold in distinctive tins, still in their original design, traditional sweet shop jars and 120g retail bags. In 2006 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the product a small range of 250g tins were also introduced and are still available today.