Dear Teddie Nation,

It is a privilege to share the Teddie story with you. In the early 20th century, my grandfather, Michael Hintlian, and his family emigrated from Armenia and settled in the Boston area. In 1925, my grandfather and his family began producing and distributing a variety of candies and mixed nuts to local Boston retailers. During The Great Depression, The Leavitt Corporation began producing Teddie Peanut Butter as an affordable source of protein. When my father, James Hintlian, joined the company following World War II, he further expanded Leavitt’s commitment to quality and positioned the Teddie brand as a household staple. Under his leadership, Teddie Peanut Butter became the number one all natural peanut butter brand in New England. The example he set inspires and guides our brand today.

True to its heritage, Leavitt continues to be family-owned and operated, just as it was when my grandfather led the company over 90 years ago. Today, I am honored to lead Leavitt as the third generation Hintlian family member, working alongside my Teddie Family made up of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and an incredible team of 100+ dedicated associates. Family continues to be the secret ingredient to our success and the reason Teddie Peanut Butter remains New England’s number one peanut butter brand.

From improbable beginnings, The Leavitt Corporation distributes Teddie Peanut Butter and River Queen Mixed Nuts nationwide and to more than 20 international markets. And we continue to grow! But most importantly, we are a family-owned and operated company that is humbled at the responsibility of serving your family products of unsurpassed quality.

From our family to yours, we hope every member of Teddie Nation enjoys our products as much as we love making them.

Sincerely,
Mark Hintlian
President & CEO
The Leavitt Corporation

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Dear Teddie Nation,

It is a privilege to share the Teddie story with you. In the early 20th century, my grandfather, Michael Hintlian, and his family emigrated from Armenia and settled in the Boston area. In 1925, my grandfather and his family began producing and distributing a variety of candies and mixed nuts to local Boston retailers. During The Great Depression, The Leavitt Corporation began producing Teddie Peanut Butter as an affordable source of protein. When my father, James Hintlian, joined the company following World War II, he further expanded Leavitt’s commitment to quality and positioned the Teddie brand as a household staple. Under his leadership, Teddie Peanut Butter became the number one all natural peanut butter brand in New England. The example he set inspires and guides our brand today.

True to its heritage, Leavitt continues to be family-owned and operated, just as it was when my grandfather led the company over 90 years ago. Today, I am honored to lead Leavitt as the third generation Hintlian family member, working alongside my Teddie Family made up of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and an incredible team of 100+ dedicated associates. Family continues to be the secret ingredient to our success and the reason Teddie Peanut Butter remains New England’s number one peanut butter brand.

From improbable beginnings, The Leavitt Corporation distributes Teddie Peanut Butter and River Queen Mixed Nuts nationwide and to more than 20 international markets. And we continue to grow! But most importantly, we are a family-owned and operated company that is humbled at the responsibility of serving your family products of unsurpassed quality.

From our family to yours, we hope every member of Teddie Nation enjoys our products as much as we love making them.

Sincerely,
Mark Hintlian
President & CEO
The Leavitt Corporation

Giving Back

Teddie Peanut Butter is proud to support great organizations that strengthen our community and help those in need.

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Teddie Peanut Butter is
the official peanut butter of

Best Buddies International

We have been working with Best Buddies for many years and we are now a proud sponsor of this organization. Every jar of Teddie Peanut Butter sold helps support Best Buddies International and people with intellectual disabilities.

Teddie Peanut Butter was first introduced to Best Buddies when James, Mark Hintlian’s nephew who was born with Down syndrome, started participating in the organization. In that time, our company has met many wonderful people and families. We have seen firsthand the incredible work Best Buddies does.

James is an inspiration to all of us at Teddie. He recently won the Teddie Peanut Butter Advancement Award for his hard work and cheerfulness. James makes us a better team. We are so pleased to have him as part of the Teddie Family!

Each year, the King James cycling team comes together to raise money to help Best Buddies enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through the Best Buddies Challenge, the King James team has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Teddie Nation is a
huge supporter of the

The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed 57.7 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. GBFB is committed to increasing their food distribution to provide at least one meal a day to every person in need within Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and communities.

Teddie Peanut Butter is proud to support GBFB and contributes to this organization with frequent peanut butter donations, time, effort and capital. Mark Hintlian also provides guidance to the GBFB through his participation on its Food Industry Council.

We are delighted to assist this amazing organization make such a huge impact on the lives of people in Greater Boston.

 

 

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Teddie Peanut Butter is
a proud sponsor of

Trifest for MS & Team Endurance

The Rampy MS Research Foundation was founded in 2011 and raises funds for multiple sclerosis research through its signature event Trifest for MS, a series of triathlons held annually on Labor Day weekend in Bentonville, Arkansas.  The Rampy MS Research Foundation donates 100% of race registration fees to MS research and seeks to provide a quality event for more than 1,000 athletes of all ages.  To date, the Rampy MS Research Foundation has donated more than $250,000 to the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences and established the Rampy MS Research Lab on their campus.

Triathletes and endurance athletes are invited to support the Rampy MS Research Foundation through Team Endurance for MS.  Members select a goal race or event and they don’t just race, they fund-race!

Teddie Peanut Butter is proud to support this wonderful organization and cheer it on as it continues to do so much good in the community.

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Teddie Nation is proud
to be a partner to the

Community

Our community is enriched by various organizations and we are happy to support them.

Teddie teamed up with the Service Dog Project, which provides Great Danes specially trained as service dogs for the mobility impaired. This very exceptional organization receives Teddie Peanut Butter each month for their very special dogs.

The Red Sox Foundation is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Their primary focus is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families in need across New England. Teddie is proud to donate peanut butter to special Red Sox Foundation events.

Each year Teddie matches every peanut butter donation made to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank’s Peanut Butter Grand Slam held at the Lowell Spinner’s game. So far, Teddie has donated two tons of peanut butter!

Spectators from around the world converge on Boston’s Charles River each year for the Head of the Charles Regatta, the ultimate two-day rowing competition. Teddie is a proud sponsor of the event and sets up a tent to help feed hungry onlookers!

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Quality & Safety

For over 90 years, we have been dedicated to the highest levels of food quality and safety. Our Teddie family stops at nothing to ensure that our ingredients and procedures are best in class. You can rest assured that you are feeding your family the finest peanut butter and nuts available today.

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Teddie Peanut Butter
is obsessed with

Food Quality & Safety

Teddie Peanut Butter and River Queen Nuts are processed in our facility in Everett, Massachusetts just outside Boston. We are industry leaders in manufacturing processes that strictly adhere to rigorous food safety and quality standards. We proudly maintain a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level III food safety certification which is one of the highest levels of certification recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

To ensure that every product batch that leaves our processing facility is safety tested, we deploy a “test and hold” program for our peanut butter. You can be certain that the Teddie Peanut Butter and River Queen Nuts you are feeding your family meet our quality and safety standards before they ever leave our factory.

Here are a few more reasons to love our Teddie Natural and Natural Organic Peanut Butter products:

  • Gluten-free
  • 100% made in the USA
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Kosher

From our family to all of you, our beloved Teddie Nation, we are proud to serve you the best of the best…ALWAYS!

 

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