We encourage you to support retailers in your area that carry Spangler products. Click here to find retailers in your area. This list may not be all-inclusive and is subject to change. If they do not stock Spangler products, ask them to do so. If you cannot find our products, you can order directly from our Online Store here.
For distributors or retailers looking for larger quantities, please contact a Spangler broker in your area. If you are a local or regional retailer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will reply with the nearest candy distributor in your area that carries Spangler products.
Dum Dums are made from a mixture of sugar and corn syrup. After it is cooked, it is placed in a large mixer and the color and flavor are added. After these ingredients are mixed together, the batch of candy moves through a batch roller and press which forms the head of the Dum Dum and inserts the stick. After the candy cools, it is wrapped and sent by a conveyor belt to an area where it is packaged for shipment. Click here to see a video on our YouTube page.
Dum Dums were originated by Akron Candy Company in 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. Spangler Candy purchased the Dum Dums in 1953 from Akron Candy Company and moved the operation to Bryan, Ohio.
We have many flavors but usually about 16 flavors + the Mystery Flavor™ are produced at one time for the current assortment.
The codes will be used in a new, online, Save Wraps for Stuff program coming soon. When the new program is ready to launch, an announcement will be made on dumdumpops.com. The codes cannot be used at this time.
The Mystery Flavor™ is a secret. We can only reveal that the Mystery Flavor continuously changes and is not limited to current Dum Dums flavors. It's up to Dum Dums fans to guess the flavor of these mysterious pops.
We do sell containers of single flavor Dum Dums in the flavor of your choice on our Online Store found here.
We base our choices for the flavor assortment on feedback from consumers, votes for flavors, and our Quality Assurance flavor lab's ability to create true-to-life, high quality flavors.
Unfortunately, we are unable to send out free Dum Dums or samples of our new flavors. You can purchase Dum Dums at many local retailers. You can purchase Dum Dums via our online candy store. Many fine businesses also purchase Dum Dums and give them away as a thank-you to their customers. If your local business does not give out Dum Dums, ask them to carry "America's Favorite Giveaway Lollipop®".
Dum Dums are free of the major allergens - peanuts, soy, tree nuts, milk, eggs and gluten. The ingredients used in the manufacture of Dum Dums are from the United States and Canada, and all are approved by the United States Food and Drug administration (FDA).
For specific information about allergens click here.
All Dum Dums with jelly bean centers with a Best By date of 3/31/16 or after are free of major allergens, even though the packaging does not have the allergen statement.
Dum Dums do not contain the gluten protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. We have contacted suppliers on the ingredients we use, including sugar, corn syrup, citric, malic acid, artificial flavors & colors, starch, release agents, and processing aids. These products do not contain the gluten protein that causes a problem for people with Celiac Sprue. Go to the individual flavor ingredient listings.
Flavors that do not contain yellow 5 coloring: Grape, Strawberry (red), Watermelon (red), Cherry (red), Blu Raspberry (blue), Bubble Gum (light red), Cotton Candy (light blue), Cream Soda (no color), Blueberry (blue), and Fruit Punch (red).
Current flavors that do not contain red coloring: Blu Raspberry, Cream Soda, Sour Apple, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Lemon Lime
Please be aware that all of the Dum Dums are manufactured on the same equipment.
Dum Dums do not contain melamine or phthalates. Further, Dum Dums' ingredients are purchased from factories located in the U.S. and under the control of the FDA. View the PDF file of our certification regarding melamine.
We use either beet or cane sugar in the manufacturing process.
Each Dum Dums Pop has only 25 calories and no fat. One way to help prevent obesity is to exercise "portion control". Dum Dums are a perfectly sized treat, providing a quick, high-flavor treat without consuming too much. It is important to allow treats, such as candy and other snacks, in moderation rather than eliminate them. Children who learn the importance of balanced eating will be better-equipped to manage their own diet as adults. Candy does not contribute a large percentage of the fat and sugar in the American diet. In fact, less than two percent of the fat and ten percent of the sugar in our diets are supplied by candy. Most of the fat actually comes from the high-fat animal products we eat. Dum Dums do not contain many of the food allergens, including peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy or wheat gluten. Dum Dums are manufactured on dedicated equipment. Most Dum Dums are kosher approved by the Orthodox Union.
There are a couple of reasons your bag of Dum Dums may be missing a specific flavor. If you have purchased a smaller bag of Dum Dums, it is possible a flavor may be missing. The larger bags generally have the best flavor variety. Less commonly, production of a particular flavor may be briefly interrupted. This is a rare occurrence and generally lasts only a few minutes affecting a very limited number of bags. If you are looking for a specific favorite flavor, check through the window on the bag for a quick search before you purchase. If you are unsure if that bag contains your favorite flavor, or you want to buy a larger quantity, you can purchase a tub of just your favorite flavor here.
We keep the core and unique flavors in the assortment, and rotate new flavors in periodically. If you love a recently retired flavor, you may be able to purchase a 1 pound tub of that flavor at our online candy store.
We try to maintain a roughly equal proportion of flavors in the bags. Sometimes, due to wrapper changes, one or more flavors may have a higher (or lower) number of pops in the bag.
Spangler Candy does not have a set schedule when new flavors come out. We have a total of 16 flavors + the Mystery Flavor™. We generally keep 9-10 of the "original" Dum Dums flavors in the bag, while 2-3 new flavors take turns rotating into the flavor assortment. New flavors in the assortment will be highlighted on our web site and product packaging.
Dum Dums have a shelf life of 36 months. These dates are designated by the Best Buy or Julian Date on the package.
Most of our customers feel that Dum Dums are just the right size for a perfect treat. They are quick, convenient, and packed with flavor. They're just right for kids (and big kids too)! One positive way to maintain good nutrition is to exercise "portion control". Each lollipop has only 25 calories and no fat!
In the past, we have experimented with plastic sticks; however, because of their unbending nature, we received complaints from consumers about the possibility of injury. Plastic sticks can break in the manufacturing process, possibly allowing plastic pieces to get in the candy. For these reasons, we have continued to use paper sticks. We add a small amount of food grade wax to the sticks to minimize the stick getting soggy.
Twenty wrappers are required for each item that you purchase.
Both the money and the wrappers are required to get an item. The wrappers are more of a "proof of purchase".
Any Dum Dums wrapper is accepted for the Save Wraps for Stuff® program.
Click here to go to our Save Wraps for Stuff program page to view products and prices.
This unique Dum Dums merchandise is not available in any retail stores. The only way you can obtain these items is by saving Dum Dums wrappers and submitting your order to the Spangler Candy Save Wraps for Stuff program.
Buttered Popcorn flavored Dum Dums were rotated out of the mix November 2001. This flavor is no longer available.
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