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2014-07-08 12:25:48

BRYAN, Ohio, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you ready to be a Pop Star? Spangler Candy Company, maker of Dum Dums lollipops, announced today the release of "Dum Dums Drums," a new free iPad app that challenges drumming and memory skills. Dum Dums' famous mascot, the Dum Dums Drum Man, sets the stage and grabs the sticks, challenging players to "repeat the beats" and match his legendary drumming skills by tapping drums and cymbals with their fingers....

2011-06-08 06:00:00

BRYAN, Ohio, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready! Set! Flick! Spangler Candy Company announces the release of Dum Dum Pops® Flick-A-Pop Version 2.0, the upgrade of the iPhone application to "consume" as many flavors of Dum Dum Pops as you can in the allotted time period by flicking the iPhone's touch-sensitive screen. To date, there have been over 1.2 million downloads of the original Flick-A-Pop. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110608/CL15467 ) Version...

2010-10-07 13:52:00

BRYAN, Ohio, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- What role have Dum Dum Pops® played in your life? Spangler Candy Company, manufacturer of 10 million Dum Dum Pops a day, is searching for the biggest Dum Dums fans. Contestants will have the chance to send in their most memorable, humorous and/or creative photos showing how Dum Dums have been a part of their life. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/CL78683 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/CL78683...

2009-08-20 09:40:00

BRYAN, Ohio, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Spangler Candy, maker of famous Dum Dum Pops(R) and Saf-T-Pops(R), attended the celebrity gifting suite for the TEEN CHOICE 2009 Awards. TEEN CHOICE 2009 celebrated the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion in the two-hour event which aired Monday, Aug. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090820/CL64126) Attending the celebrity gifting suite were over 70 actors from movies and...

2009-08-05 07:00:00

BRYAN, Ohio, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Spangler Candy Company http://www.spanglercandy.com and Dum Dum Pops http:/www.dumdumpops.com have taken the first step into the social media world. Spangler Candy now has dedicated pages on Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr where fans can see videos, photos, and add personal comments or join discussions about Dum Dum Pops. These links can be found on the Spangler Candy and Dum Dum Pops' websites. Facebook is a free-access social networking...

2008-08-23 18:00:24

A Bangladesh Airlines plane with about 40 passengers abroad was hijacked on a domestic flight today and forced to land at Calcutta's Dum Dum airport. The Folcker Friendship was taken over on a flight from Dacca to Jessore. A woman passenger and a child were later released and negotiations with the hijackers are continuing. They are said to be demanding a ransom of pounds 300,000, (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2007-03-07 18:00:00

LAPEER, Mich. - A high school student who made a dress out of candy wrappers has claimed a top award in an art competition. Caroline Bodell, a junior from Lapeer West High School east of Flint, won a Gold Key design award in a regional scholastic art competition with a dress made from Dum Dum Pop lollipop wrappers. Dum Dums are made by the Spangler Candy Co. in Bryan, Ohio. Bodell, an artist with an interest in various areas of design, said she completed the independent study assignment...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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