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An Ohio brand, Dum-Dums®

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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...

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