Dum Dums (lollipop)
Dum Dums (stylized as Dum•Dums) are sphere-shaped lollipops.
Dum Dums originated from Akron Candy Company in Bellevue, Ohio, in 1924. I.C. Bahr, the early sales manager of the company named them, thinking "Dum Dums" was a phrase any child could say. In 1953, Dum Dums were purchased by the Spangler Candy Company and moved manufacturing to Bryan, Ohio.
Initially, there were 7 original flavors: lemon, lime, orange, coconut-pineapple, cherry, grape, and butterscotch.
Spangler once experimented with plastic sticks instead of the current paper sticks, but were met with complaints of potential injury to the possible breakage of the unbending plastic in manufacturing leading to plastic fragments in the candy.
Dum Dums are made in 16 flavors with new flavors rotating into the mix every so often.[dead link] The "Mystery Flavor" is the result of the end of one batch mixing with the next batch, rather than stopping production to clean machines in between flavors.
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