Welcome to Snack Break, a new Eater video series that delivers fast facts about the foods we all love, in one minute or less. These bite-sized stories are ideal dinner party anecdotes, and they’re educational to boot. Next up: Dum Dums. It turns out the brand’s famous “mystery flavor” isn’t an exotic fruit or berry; it’s actually the result of a clever time-saving trick by their manufacturer, the Akron Candy Co. Check out the video above for the full story.
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