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Since 1953 many flavors have come and gone from our Dum Dums flavor assortment. Learn more about the history of your favorite flavors.

Flavor History

1953

Dum Dums brand was acquired and there were seven original flavors: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Coconut-Pineapple, Cherry, Grape and Butterscotch. Root Beer was added as an eighth flavor.

1954

Strawberry was added as ninth flavor.

1955

Chocolate was added as tenth flavor.

1960

Banana was added to the flavor assortment and replaced Chocolate.

1961

Raspberry was added and Root Beer was dropped.

1966

Chocolate returned to the assortment and replaced Banana. The flavor mis was: Lemon, Coconut-Pineapple, Butterscotch, Lime, Strawberry, Grape, Chocolate, Orange, Cherry, and Raspberry.

1968

Black Cherry, Cream Soda and Root Beer were added and Raspberry was dropped.

1970

Pineapple was added and Black Cherry and Coconut Pineapple were dropped.

1975

Raspberry replaced Chocolate in the flavor assortment.

1982

Watermelon was added and Raspberry was dropped.

1987

Peach was added.

1991

Sour Apple is introduced and replaced Lime in the flavor mix.

1995

Blu Raspberry replaces Raspberry.

2000

Lemon, Orange and Sour Apple were removed and were replaced by Orange Cream, Fruit Punch and Buttered Popcorn. 

The assortment is: Blu Raspberry, Butterscotch, Cherry, Cream Soda, Grape, Peach, Root Beer, Strawberry, Watermelon, Buttered Popcorn, Fruit Punch, Orange Cream and the Mystery Flavor™.

2001

Sour Apple returns and replaces Buttered Popcorn.

2002

Chocolate, Bubble Gum, and Cotton Candy replaced Orange Cream, Fruit Punch and Peach. 

2005

Dum Dums expand to 16 flavors! Cherry Cola and Pink Lemonade are introduced and to celebrate our 100th anniversary Banana and Coconut-Pineapple make a return to the mix.

2008

Mango and Tangerine are added to the assortment. Ashlynn Cocnut - the flavor chosen by our Pop Star 2007 Grand Prize Winner (Ashlynn from NC). Chocolate, Banana and Coconut-Pineapple are dropped.

2009

New flavors Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Split are added and replace Cherry Cola and Pink Lemonade.

2010

Savannah Blueberry-the flavor chosen by our Pop Star 2009 Grand Prize Winner replaces Ashlynn Coconut.

2011

Orange is added and Tangerine is dropped. Three new Mystery Mania™ flavors replaced Banana Split, Strawberry Shortcake and Mango in mid-2011. Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Split are later dropped and replaced by Fruit Punch and Dulce de Leche.

2013

Mango and Dulce de Leche are dropped and replaced by Peach-Mango and Raspberry Lemonade which were chosen by fans on during our Flavor Mash-Up promotion.

2014

Hawaiian Punch™ Fruit Juicy Red™ and Hawaiian Punch™ Polar Blast were added as limited edition flavors and replaced Cotton Candy and Fruit Punch.

2015

Raspberry Lemonade is dropped and Lemon-Lime was added to the mix. Bacon, Pizza and Buttered Popcorn became available for a limited time Mystery Mania promotion.

2016

Blueberry, Fruit Punch and Strawberry are removed and Banana Split, Strawberry Milkshake and S'mores enter the mix for SummerTime Favorites promotion. 

2017

Blueberry is replaced with Pineapple in our original flavor assortment.

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