Dum Dums Flavor History

1924

Dum Dums® were invented in 1924.

1953

Dum Dums were purchased by Spangler Candy in 1953. There were 7 original flavors: lemon, lime, orange, coconut-pineapple, cherry, grape, and butterscotch.

 

8th flavor was added - root beer.

1954

9th flavor was added - strawberry.

1955

10th flavor was added - chocolate.

1960

Chocolate was dropped and banana was added.

1961

Root beer was dropped and raspberry was added.

1966

Chocolate was added and banana dropped.

 

The flavor mix was: lemon, coconut-pineapple, butterscotch, lime, strawberry, grape, chocolate, orange, cherry, and raspberry.

1968

Black cherry, cream soda, and root beer added and raspberry was dropped.

1970

Coconut-pineapple was dropped and pineapple was added. Black cherry was dropped.

1975

Chocolate was dropped and raspberry was added.

1982

Raspberry was dropped and watermelon added.

1987

Peach was added.

1991

Lime was dropped and Sour Apple added.

1995

Raspberry was dropped and Blu raspberry was added.

2000

In October 2000 Lemon, Orange, and Sour Apple was dropped and Orange Cream, Fruit Punch, and Buttered Popcorn was added.

2001

The flavor mix is: Blu Raspberry, Butterscotch, Cherry, Cream Soda, Grape, Peach, Root Beer, Strawberry, Watermelon, Buttered Popcorn, Fruit Punch, Orange Cream, and the Mystery Flavor™.

 

In June 2001 Buttered Popcorn is sent "on vacation" and Sour Apple returns by popular demand.

2002

In October 2002 Chocolate, Bubble Gum, and Cotton Candy are added to the assortment. Orange Cream, Fruit Punch, and Peach will go on vacation. Consumers may not see the new flavors in the bags for a few months.

2005

In October 2005 Dum Dums expand to 16 flavors! We have added new flavors Cherry Cola and Pink Lemonade! We have also brought back for our 100th anniversary some flavors from our long history. We have added Coconut-Pineapple (first introduced in 1953) and Banana (first introduced in 1960).

2008

In February 2008 the Dum Dums assortment changes! We have added new flavors Mango and Tangerine! We have also added Ashlynn Coconut - the flavor chosen by our Pop Star 2007 Grand Prize Winner Ashlynn from N. Carolina. Chocolate, along with our 100th anniversary flavors Banana and Coconut-Pineapple will go on vacation from the assortment.

2009

In February 2009 the Dum Dums assortment changes! We have added new flavors Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Split - choices from our Pop Vote '08 promotion. Cherry Cola and Pink Lemonade will go on vacation from the assortment.

2010

In April 2010, Savannah Blueberry replaced Ashlynn Coconut. Savannah Blueberry was our Pop Star 2009 Winner. In late 2010 it was determined Blueberry would remain in the assortment.

2011

Orange replaces Tangerine in early 2011. Three new Mystery Mania™ flavors replace Banana Split, Strawberry Shortcake, and Mango during the Mystery Mania™ promotion in mid-2011. Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Split go on vacation and are replaced by Fruit Punch and Dulce de Leche (Creamy Caramel).

2013

In April 2013, Mango and Dulce de Leche go on vacation and are replaced by Peach-Mango and Raspberry Lemonade. These two flavors were chosen by our FaceBook fans during our Flavor Mash-Up promotion in 2012.

2014

In March 2014, Cotton Candy and Fruit Punch go on vacation and are replaced by two limited edition flavors, Hawaiian Punch™ Fruit Juicy Red™ and Hawaiian Punch™ Polar Blast.