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May 01, 2007

Dum Dum Pops Launches Be A Lolli-Pop Star Contest

Bryan , OH May 2007:

Everybody wants to be a star.

Spangler Candy Company, maker of 8 million Dum Dum Pops® a day, is giving a child a chance at fame by putting the child's name on a Dum Dum Pop® wrapper for up to a year.

Starting May 15, adults can go to www.dumdumpops.com and click on the contest link to choose a brand new flavor and assign their child's name to create a fun flavor-name combination such as "Cream Soda Sabrina", "Mystery Madison" or "Cherry Cola Cody". In addition, the winner gets $2,500 cash, and an appearance by the Dum Dum Drum Man at the child's school. Official rules are available at www.dumdumpops.com from May 15 through October 15. The entry code required to access the contest is available on specially marked packages of Dum Dum Pops or by sending a request to the address on the website.

Contest entrants can choose from 20 brand new Dum Dum Pop flavor options, including unique flavors such as Dragonfruit, Pumpkin Pie, and Mango, as well as more traditional flavors such as Lime, Orange and Coconut.

"Many children dream of becoming a star, and this contest is a fun way to accomplish that," said Jim Knight, Vice President-Marketing. "Just having the chance to choose a brand new Dum Dum Pops flavor is fun, and then to have the child's name on the wrapper makes it an extra-special opportunity," he added.

Brand Manager Diana Moore Eschhofen said, "Just think how much fun it will be for your child to see his or her name on Dum Dum Pops for nearly a whole year. Every time someone opens a package of Dum Dum Pops, there is a good chance the child's own specially selected lollipop will be there. He or she will be a Lolli-Pop Star!"

Spangler makes over 8 million Dum Dum Pops every day in an array of 16 +1 flavors, from Butterscotch to Blu Raspberry and more, plus the famous Mystery Flavor™. Flavors rotate based in part on consumer input and voting at www.dumdumpops.com.

In addition to Dum Dum Pops, Spangler also makes more candy canes than anyone in the world, along with other brands such as Saf-T-Pops® and Spangler® Circus Peanuts.

In business since 1906, Spangler Candy's line of quality confections includes Dum Dum Pops® , Saf-T-Pops®, Circus Peanuts and Marshmallow Treats, Spangler® Candy Canes and Cane Classics®, Dum Dum® Candy Canes, Jelly Belly® Candy Canes, and Valentine, Easter, Halloween & Christmas candies.

For information, contact Spangler Candy Company (1-888-636-4221 or info@spanglercandy.com), or visit our website: www.spanglercandy.com,www.dumdumpops.com, and www.saftpops.com.

 

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