Everyone knows Dum Dum pops. You see them everywhere as little gift treats for kids -- doctor's offices, auto shop waiting rooms, and banks. Originally produced by Akron Candy Company in 1924, Dum Dums were sold to Spangler Candy Company in 1953 and have only expanded from there. Dum Dum pops were originally available in butterscotch, cherry, grape, orange, coconut-pineapple, lemon, and lime flavors, but one Spangler bought the company it immediately introduced root beer, followed shortly by chocolate. In total there have been 40 flavors of Dum Dums, including the mystery flavor -- which is never the same since it involves the combining of two different flavors when they change barrels. Of the 40 flavors, 19 are currently in production. Many of them, including orange, root beer, and sour apple, have been discontinued and then resurrected.