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August 26, 2016

Dum Dum Mystery Cracked


For some time now (since I became addicted to Dum Dums earlier this year, I think it was in the spring) I've been puzzled by the fact that even though the bags of 300* (below)


I buy from Amazon note on the outside that each Dum Dum contains 20 calories, the bags at Harris Teeter say 25 calories.

How can this be?

I put my Crack Investigative Team©® on the case and they took the proverbial bull by the horns, decamping from bookofjoe Mission Control and its secure undisclosed location for Harris Teeter.

Lo and behold, there were the Dum Dums, in bags of 44.

Sure enough, as any fool can plainly see (upper right hand corner; below),


these Dum Dums have 25 calories apiece.

Looking carefully at individual specimens (top) of the two iterations side by side, the 25 calorie version (left) is definitely larger.

Sidebar: the specimen purple Dum Dums are Grape, one my of most disliked flavors — others in this category include Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, and Lemon-Lime.

But I digress.

Anyhoo, the mystery of differing Dum Dum calorie counts is now solved.

It's good to know that I can drill down and focus on something important for a change rather than the fluff and frivolity that seems to dominate this space.

But I digressed yet again.

Nicely done, team — and yes, you can have the Dum Dums as a bonus.

Who said I'm not a great boss?

*$13.34/bag of 300 = less than 4.5 cents each.

August 26, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

What is it?

Not clever enough

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: intended for adults.

A third: also in yellow.

You don't give up, do you?

August 26, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (9)

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