About Dum Dums
Spangler Candy Company is a family-owned private company making candy since 1906. Our products include lollipops, candy canes, and marshmallow candies.
Dum Dums are uniquely recognized by generations as fun to share. They have been trusted for decades by professional institutions as the classic candy brand to say thank-you to their customers. With a delicious range of flavors and the unique Mystery Flavor™, Dum Dums provide a good quality, fun, and classic treat for kids of all ages and are also a great gluten free halloween candy. We now make an average of 10 million Dum Dums per day, or about 2.4 billion Dum Dums per year! Learn how Dum Dums are made!
Dum Dums were originated by Akron Candy Co., Bellevue, Ohio, in 1924. I.C. Bahr, the early sales manager of the company, named the ball-shaped candy on a stick and figured dum-dums was a word any child could say.
For more general information on Dum Dums, including a historical timeline, factory tours, brand & product information, press releases, additional FAQs, and where-to-buy information, please see our corporate site at www.spanglercandy.com.
Enjoy our web site! We have games, videos, printable activities, wallpapers, screensavers, and a page to vote for your favorite Dum Dums flavors. You can also learn details about our Save Wraps for Stuff program, and buy boxes of your favorite flavor online!