News

An Ohio brand, Dum-Dums®

Akron Childhood Favorite Dums-Dums OH brand Ohio Spangler Candy Company Vintage Candy

An Ohio brand, Dum-Dums®

The original pops by Dum Dums® are dubbed to be "The World's Best Pops," which has inspired us to created the world's best Dum Dums® designs to represent the iconic brand from Ohio. 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 an easy name for children to say and remember. Spangler Candy purchased Dum-Dums in 1953 from Akron Candy and moved the operation to Bryan, Ohio where the famous pops are still made today. Dum-Dums is now...

Read more →


A Sweethearts® History

candy hearts conversation hearts love Love is Love Rainbow sweethearts Sweethearts History Valentine's Day

A Sweethearts® History

In the 1860s, Daniel Chase was the first to print sayings on candy hearts. Daniel was the brother of Oliver Chase, the founding father of the candy manufacturer NECCO. Daniel invented a machine that pressed a felt roller pad moistened with red vegetable coloring against a printing dye which would stamp the sayings on the hearts. The printed hearts were originally shared at parties and weddings. The Sweethearts® brand was finally created in 1902. Sayings such as "Be Mine," "Kiss Me," and "Be Good" are among some of the original hearts sayings that are still popular today. Throughout the decades, Sweethearts® became...

Read more →


Good Humor™ Ice Cream What's Your Humor? History

#yandproud Good Humor Good Humor Ice Cream Youngstown Youngstown Ohio

Good Humor™ Ice Cream What's Your Humor? History

Good Humor™ Ice Cream's delicious history was founded in Youngstown, Ohio in 1920.  The Good Humor name came from the belief that a person’s "humor", or temperament, was related to the humor of the palate (a.k.a., your "sense of taste"). The Good Humor name was the inspiration for our What's Your Humor? Graphic Tee because we wanted to showcase "The Classics"– Good Humor flavors of Chocolate Éclair, Strawberry Shortcake and Toasted Almond, which were all relaunched in 1992.  Of course, our SMVT design needed to represent Youngstown Pride, as Sweet Memories Vintage Tees is also a Youngstown founded brand. We paired the front...

Read more →


1976 Tootsie Roll® Whatever I See History & Inspo

1976 1976 Commercial advertising commercial Everything I Think I See Tootsie Roll

1976 Tootsie Roll® Whatever I See History & Inspo

Don't date yourself but do you remember the 1976 nostalgic Tootsie Roll® commercial? The commercial was recorded in New York City and starred the voice of a 9-year old little girl, Rebecca Jane, she was coined the "Tootsie Roll girl." The commercial aired on television for more than 30 years, typically during Saturday morning cartoons More than thirty years on air helped make it among one of the longest running commercials in television history. The most recent airing of the commercial was in 2006 special on the "Food Network."  Our SMVT team has come up with a creation from the vintage Tootsie Roll® commercial and...

Read more →


Ice Cream Tees for Everyone!

Good Humor Good Humor Ice Cream Ice Cream Local Locally Made Mahoning Valley New Product Ohio Small Business Store News T-Shirts Tees Youngstown Youngstown Ohio

Ice Cream Tees for Everyone!

There's no doubt that ice cream is a fan favorite, especially when the original "ice cream on a stick" was creating in your own backyard! Good Humor Ice Cream is an iconic brand that began in Youngstown, Ohio in 1920. That means Good Humor is celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year and we won't let that go unnoticed.     We have created an officially licensed apparel line of your fan favorites, from the staples of the Good Humor brand to their retro advertisements. All our designs are printed on a soft style tee, in which you can customize...

Read more →