Top 5 Fun Facts About Dum Dums Lollipop Candy
There is nothing like a Dum Dum lollipop to suck and chew on. These little candies on a stick are all over the place and are found in just about every house you go to come Halloween. Any childhood friend you may have had in a younger day probably had some Dum Dums in the pocket. We look now at some fun facts behind these little bundles of flavor with this article on The Top 5 Facts About Dum Dums!
First Created in 1924
Dum Dums were first created back in 1924 by the Akron Candy Company of Belleville Ohio. They were purchased by the Spangler Candy Company in 1953 who launched these yummy candies with seven different flavors: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Coconut-Pineapple. cherry, grape, and Butterscotch. Several flavors have been added since then like root beer, blu raspberry, creme soda, and even buttered popcorn. Even today Spangler Candy still makes Dum Dums in all kinds of flavors.
A unique thing about an assortment of Dum Dums is a mystery flavored lollipop that has been offered since the beginning. These flavored candies are often just excess amounts to a flavor they already offered in the recent past. Currently, there are 4 different “mystery flavors” offered in blueberry, blue raspberry, Bubblegum, and butterscotch that was offered in the original lineup in 1953. All four flavors were offered in the past as part of the assortment and were discontinued for a time. Sometimes the company offers up a recently discontinued flavor as a mystery flavor to give the flavor a smaller release in mystery form.
Typically nine or ten flavors are introduced to a bag of candy a year and two or three of those flavors introduced are new flavors that are fresh and never tried out before. These new flavors are introduced in smaller batches to give them some exposure in big mixed bags.
10 Million Produced Every Day
With all the flavors they offer at any given time, Spangler Candy is constantly making candies to enjoy. It is said that the factory produces around 10 million Dum Dums every day! I can’t ingest that many Dum Dums in a day so there is plenty to go around.
Origin of the Name Dum Dums
They got their name from an early sales manager named I.C. Bahr who came up with the name that was an easy for children to remember and something they could easily recite when they asked for a treat. The name has stuck around and is still used today so I.C. Bahr had a good idea that has stood the test of time.