I’ve often talked about how I love oddball or specialty flavor spin-offs of classic brands. From fruit-flavored Milk Duds to cinnamon hot Dots, there’s something I find particularly compelling about these releases, and I’m always pleased when new ones come out. So I’m understandably excited that Spangler has released a whole assortment of specialty Dum-Dum holiday flavor pops for this year’s Christmas season!
Sold in a ten ounce bag, the packaging is similar to their standard effort but clearly announces that this is a holiday assortment:
The outer package highlights the holiday flavors found inside the package, and there are eight different pops in the variety, though the assortment also include a ninth pop – the standard Dum-Dum Mystery Flavor.
As is the standard for Dum-Dums, each flavor pop has its own individually designed wrapper. They’re all fun, though my favorite of the bunch is probably the gingerbread. [Note: This would seem to bring home the idea that 2013 is the year of the gingerbread-flavored candy.] Here it is:
Here are the rest of the specialty flavor wrappers, closing with the standard mystery flavor:
Those are all eight of the specialty holiday flavor wrappers. To close out, here is the Mystery Flavor which I think is the same wrapper that is found in non-holiday assortments:
The Dum-Dums holiday pops assortment is a brand new seasonal specialty edition for 2013, but I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it. I think it’s a knockout concept and I am confident that these will return next year and become an annual tradition in the years that follow.
That’s everything for today’s entry in our Twelve Days of Christmas! See you next time!