Saturday, March 23, 2013

Miss Priss Visits the Dum Dum Sucker Factory

Little Miss Priss has been wondering what we do in this flat area of the country, besides farm.  So we took a short trip to Bryan, Ohio to visit the Spangler Candy Company.  All of the Dum Dum suckers in the world come from this family-owned private company.  

We arrived at the store/museum where they offer tours.  She was immediately drawn to the Dum Dum Drum Man.  

She put on her hair net, so she could ride the Dum Dums Trolley.
The trolley does not go into any of the areas where the candy is actually made, so we watched the candy making process on a trolley monitor.
She enjoyed her ride through the various warehouses.  A retired electrician was our driver/tour guide and he shared lots of information about the company.  
Ten thousand suckers are produced per minute.  They ship all over the world.

In the gift shop, they had a new sucker flavor to evaluate.  Our flavor was blueberry muffin.  Last month they had strawberry basil and a while back pepperoni!

Priscilla wanted to do a bit of shopping while we were out, so we stopped at my favorite store in Bryan, East Mulberry Gift Cottage.  
Priscilla found a little bit of everything here . . . antiques, vintage, and new items. 
Lots of teacups and dishes were on display.
Miss Priss had to be carried away from the jewelry display kicking and screaming.  She wanted one of Everything!
Sharon Gyurnek, the owner, admires Harrison Fisher's work.  She carries greeting cards, prints, stickers, etc. that feature his American Beauties.  
This little lady sipping her tea is the work of Harrison Fisher, the "Father of a Thousand Girls". 

“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Sips and Smiles,


Rosemary said...

ooohhhh, I want to go shopping in that gift cottage! Looks like fun, fun, fun! Didn't know where Dum Dum's were produced!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Our Traveling Teapot is having great fun in Ohio! Thanks for sharing all the adventures with us.

relevanttealeaf said...

You have been taking Miss Priss on some very fun excursions, Teresa! I know she enjoyed the Dum Dum Sucker tour, and that gift shop looked fabulous! For someone who never blogged before, Teresa, you're doing an exceptional job!

Marilyn said...

I have just thoroughly enjoyed this teapots adventures. How fun to visit a candy company and shops too.

amherstrose said...

I visited the factory several years ago. What a fun day with the teapot!

Each day with you is certainly something for the teapot to look forward to. I think I want to come and visit you and go to all of the places you visited with the pretty purple pot. Such diverse and interesting destinations and I have learned many new things!!!
Thanks for planning all of these adventures.

Mary Jane