In a package I got from a friend, I received a bottle of nail polish. There were a bunch of lollipops in there, as well. At first, I thought these were a surprising addition to the varnish, but really, if you knew my friend, the candy wasn't all that much of a shock. She loves sweets, and so do I.
These came in very handy recently because I have since fallen ill. I prefer regular candy to medicated lozenges to treat my sore throat because they suit my palate much better. Dum Dums seem to come in a ton of flavors. When I tried to look up how many flavors Dum Dum pops came in, their website said that usually 16 flavors plus 1 mystery flavor is produced at one time for the current assortment.
A person no matter their background and taste is bound to find a flavor that resonates with them. These suckers are very small in stature, but I find that the flavor is strong, and they last a while too. In the pile I got, I received watermelon, cotton candy, two cream sodas, banana split, grape and tangerine. Some flavors I find to be so dead on and truly yummy. Tangerine is great. Watermelon is very accurate and is definitely a favorite of mine. Cotton candy is also very realistic, delicious, and I like the blue color it comes in. One flavor I didn't like was cream soda. It just didn't taste like the beverage and it was sickeningly sweet, so it was a disappointment.
There were 2 types that I wouldn't go near with a 10 foot pole! Those are banana split and grape. Grape-flavored candy is so easy to get wrong. In my experience, it usually tastes like Robitussin or Dimetapp. I just didn't want to risk it, for my taste buds' sake. Banana Split is another I didn't try. Candy companies consistently get the true flavor of banana wrong. Candy flavored to taste like it never tastes like the real fruit, so I left that one alone.
Dum Dums are artificially flavored and are true classics. They've been enjoyed for many, many years! I will continue to seek them out and eat my favorites, as well as, try new flavors.