Ironic Candy

I decided to get my “kids” some candy for Halloween. Do you think they will be happy or insulted that I am providing a mix of Dum Dum lollipops and Smarties? Hmmm.

Maybe if they knew the history of Dum Dums they would be OK:

Dum Dum Pops 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 Dum was a word any child could say. Spangler Candy purchased the Dum Dum Pop in 1953 from Akron Candy Company and moved the operation to Bryan, Ohio.

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2 Responses to “Ironic Candy”

  1. megan Says:

    At camps this summer we had giant bags of Dum Dums for the kids. It turns out that Dum Dums are the only candy out there that specifically says on the package that the candy is made in a factory completely free of dairy, wheat and nuts. They’re basically just sugar. So at least you’ll know that none of your trick-or-treaters will have an allergic reaction to your treats.

  2. VeRonda Says:

    Interesting stuff… I’m thinking they’ll pay no attention (unfortunately) and unwrap both at the same time licking them simultaneously.


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