Dum Dums Pop Star 2009

Bryan, OH - May 2009: Everybody wants to be a star.

Spangler Candy Company, maker of 10 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 2 years.

Starting May 15, 2009, adults can go to www.dumdumpops.com and click on the contest link to vote for their child's favorite new flavor and input their child's name. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from those who have picked the most popular flavor chosen. All other prizes will be drawn from all entrants. The Grand Prize Winner gets his or her name on an actual Dum Dum Pop to be added to the flavor assortment, $2,500 cash, a 120 Gb iPod® Classic®, and a VIP tour of Spangler Candy for the winner and three guests.

Official rules are available at www.dumdumpops.com from May 15 through October 18. 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 8 brand new Dum Dum Pop flavor options, including unique flavors Apple Pie, Blueberry, Cranberry, French Toast, Honeydew, Peach, Pumpkin, and Toasted Marshmallow.

"Many children dream of becoming a star, and this promotion is a fun way to accomplish that," said Mike Rosenblatt, Brand Manager. "Just choosing a brand new Dum Dum Pops flavor is fun, and then to have the child's name on the wrapper makes it extra-special."

"Think how much fun it will be for your child to see his or her name on a Dum Dum Pop. 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 Pop Star!" he added.

Spangler makes over 10 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.

About Spangler Candy Company
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 Valentine, Easter, Halloween & Christmas candies. Spangler also manufactures candy under the Dreamworks® license.

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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