Dum Dums: What’s the secret behind 'Mystery' flavored lollipops? - KCTV5

Dum Dums: What’s the secret behind 'Mystery' flavored lollipops?

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(Photo: Dum Dum Lollipop Instagram) (Photo: Dum Dum Lollipop Instagram)

It’s a pretty safe bet we’ve all had Dum Dums at least once in our life. In fact, it’s hard to not taste one when you're a kid. They were in every Halloween bag. But did you ever wonder what made their Mystery Flavor so…mysterious?

Well, aside from a brilliant marketing ploy, the real history behind the mystery flavor is a lot more…lazy. The story goes that the flavor was born after employees were too intelligent (or lazy) to clean out the machine, and instead, just let it run with leftover flavoring while tossing in a new flavor as well.

So there you go. There’s no more mystery behind Dum Dums' Mystery Flavor. Just a mix of two different flavors and a touch of laziness.

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