Dum Dums

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 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 12 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.

Spangler Candy purchased Dum Dums in 1953 from Akron Candy and moved the operation to Bryan, Ohio. We now manufacture about 12 million Dum Dums per day. The current flavor assortment is:

  • Blu Raspberry
  • Bubble Gum
  • Butterscotch
  • Cherry
  • Cotton Candy
  • Cream Soda
  • Fruit Punch
  • Grape
  • Lemon Lime
  • Orange
  • Peach-Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Root Beer
  • Sour Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Watermelon
  • and the Mystery Flavor™!

For more information on the changes and additions to the Dum Dums flavor mix, visit the Dum Dums flavor history.

Dum Dums are sold mainly in the United States, but also some in Mexico, Canada, and a few other countries.

For more general information on Dum Dums, including a historical timeline, factory tours, brand & product information, press releases, and additional FAQs, please see our corporate site at

See our Dum Dums FAQsSave Wraps for Stuff FAQs, and information on our flavor history. Find out where to buy Dum Dums at your nearest local retailer.

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 bags of your favorite flavors online!

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