Burton Rubin came up with the idea for E-Z Wider in 1969 while attending Law School in Miami. Rubin noticed his “smoking” classmates were putting two leaves together to make double wide papers. Some time later Rubin met Bob Stiller through Rubin’s then wife. In 1971, Rubin wrote to over 11 European companies in hopes of beginning production. Manufactures Jean, a company located in Santander, Spain responded.
Initial production began in Spain and uses Arabic gum which contains no artificial ingredients