Dum Dum pops were named by I.C. Bahr, a Sales Manager at the Akron Candy Company in Bellevue, Ohio, in 1924. In 1953 the Dum Dum Pop was purchased by the Spangler Candy Company and moved manufacturing to Bryan, Ohio. The founder of Dum Dums was John Phillips.
Dum Dum Pops Memories
When I was in first grade, we bought a huge bag of Dum Dum Pops to give away at Halloween. There were so many that we ate leftover lollipops for weeks. I was very happy that my parents were so willing to let me eat candy. Nowadays I don't eat so much candy, but seeing a bag of Dum Dum Pops in a store reminds me of my childhood. ~Catherine from Pennsylvania
Dum Dum Pops memories...I always got these around Halloween. I use to trade them for better candy! Five dum dum pops for a chocolate bar! My little brother always fell for my tricks! While he ended up with a couple dozen lollipops and smarties, I'd have all the chocolate! My mom always bought these in mix with other common Halloween candies to hand out. ~Ed from Maryland