close
Menu

View Our Categories Page

Spangler Candy Store Categories

Our Brands

Spangler Candy Canes

Enjoy Spangler Candy Canes this holiday season!

Enjoy Spangler Candy Canes this holiday season!
Buy Online

When the Dum Dums brand was acquired in 1953, Spangler Candy needed a way to promote the lollipops. The idea of selling toys and prizes for a reduced price when mailing saved wrappers was born.

Save Wraps historical photo

In May 1953, the first "Dum Dums Wastebasket Deal" was a regulation size rubber baseball as well as an all metal wastebasket for 15 cents and 15 wrappers.  This deal was considered a "double premium" and help sales skyrocket as kids all over the country would send in their wrappers and necessary change.

The prize items offered in the beginning years of the program were yo-yo tops, basketballs, footballs, baseballs and bats, binoculars, toy cars, maps, checker set, balloons, space satellite launcher, identificatoin bracelets, and flying saucers. 

With the "Wastebasket Deal" helping sales hit high marks, Spangler Candy Company continued to advertise the program on televisions. One promotion was a one-minute film of a situation sketch employing a hand puppet named "Little Chief Dum Dum" on stations in the northeastern Indiana area.

Kids today are still sending in letters from all over the country for Dum Dums merchandise. For information on our Save Wraps for Stuff program please go to the Save Wraps for Stuff page for more details.

You can also look for Save Wraps for Stuff details on packages and wrappers of Dum Dums!

Stay Connected

Facebook
SMILE..it's Spring!! #dumdums #spring2016 #classic #candy

SMILE..it's Spring!! #dumdums #spring2016 #classic #candy

Sending a BRIGHT & HAPPY day your way!! #dumdums #happy #rainbow #happyday #allergenfree

Sending a BRIGHT & HAPPY day your...

Instagram
Facebook
Be crazy, be silly, be wild, be fun, BE HAPPY!! #dumdums #happy #smile #madeinusa #vegan #glutenfree

Be crazy, be silly, be wild, be...

Let your SMILE change the world! #dumdums #smile #happy #vegan #glutenfree #madeinusa

Let your SMILE change the world! #dumdums...

Instagram
Facebook
Add crushed Dum Dums to the rim of your glass for a BURST of flavor! #dumdums #refresh #memorialdayweekend #lemonade

Add crushed Dum Dums to the rim...

Adventure awaits... #dumdums #adventure #americanmade #lovetheoutdoors

Adventure awaits... #dumdums #adventure #americanmade #lovetheoutdoors

Instagram
Facebook
Not much better than Dum Dums and baseball, 1950s style! #madeinusa #americanpasttime #dodgers #reds #pirates #allergenfree

Not much better than Dum Dums and...

Sharing - a great lesson with unexpectedly good results!  #dumdums #MadeinUSA  #allergenfree  #glutenfree

Sharing - a great lesson with unexpectedly...

Instagram
Facebook
A little COLOR for your Monday! Have a GREAT day!! #dumdums #happymonday #rainbow #lollipop #candyart #spring

A little COLOR for your Monday! Have...

These kids have it goin' on! TEAM DUM DUMS!! #dumdums #kidlovedmomapproved #allergenfree #lollipop #microfashion

These kids have it goin' on! TEAM...

Instagram