Dum Dum anyone?
October 31, 2001 3:10 PM   Subscribe

Dum Dum anyone? I just had one for the first time in at least ten years. And now I know why they are so small and what the mystery is all about.
posted by Vek (7 comments total)
I swear to you, every single bank in this area hands these out at the teller window.
posted by tpoh.org at 3:47 PM on October 31, 2001

dum dums were one of my main trick-or-treat goals. Their small size made them perfect for use in school. Butterscotch all the way. I remember collecting wrappers for a while...but i don't remember what For....hmmm.
posted by th3ph17 at 4:00 PM on October 31, 2001

th3ph17, for stuff
posted by Vek at 4:22 PM on October 31, 2001

The only reason to accompany Mom to the grocery store as a kid was to get a Dum Dum from the check-out cashier. Grape were my favorite, but us kids were always trying to get a "??" one, even though they looked (and tasted) like drek. I guess it was just the excitement of the mystery flavor.
posted by Oriole Adams at 7:28 PM on October 31, 2001

Got a haircut today, and they gave me a Dum-Dum - nice treat! Best flavor of all: CREAM SODA!
posted by davidmsc at 8:51 PM on October 31, 2001

Worst Flavor: Butter Popcorn.

Dum Dum != Jelly Belly, they need to figure that out. Quit trying to be so darned high-falutin and make more Cream Soda and Orange.
posted by m@ at 6:48 AM on November 1, 2001

I'll add another vote for Cream Soda, but my all-time favourite cherry ANYTHING is a Cherry Dum Dum.

Sidenote: Anyone ever catch the episode of Talk Soup hosted by John "Skunkboy" Henson in which they featured a clip of someone's pet monkey on tv sucking away on a Dum Dum? I've searched high and lo for a .wav of Henson yelling "Work that Dum Dum! YEAH!" but to no avail.
posted by evixir at 11:06 AM on November 1, 2001

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