Dum Dums are made by the Spangler Candy Company and apparently are an "American candy standard since the 1920's" according to www.spanglercandy.com (where, if you have 66 dollars to spare, you can buy yourself 1700 little lollies).
They come in Blue Raspberry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Cherry, Strawberry, Watermelon, Butterscotch, Grape, ass, Fruit Punch, Peach, and Orange Cream flavors each with its own illustrative wax paper wrapper.
The actual candies as I remember them are about the diameter of a dime and are stuck on a paper stick. I remember loving the Root Beer Flavor. pica.
Apparently the warehouse where the world supply of dum dums is kept recently burned down.