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.