The Sweetheart Conversation Hearts Are Back for Valentine's Day 2020

January 21, 2020

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Last year, we had to celebrate Valentine’s Day without a favorite holiday treat. The Sweetheart conversation candy hearts were missing from Valentine’s in 2019 when in 2018, the New England Confectionery Company (Necco) announced they would be closing their doors and no longer producing the classic Sweetheart candies. That September, Spangler Candy Co. purchased the Sweetheart brand but didn’t have enough time to make and package the conversation hearts before Valentine’s Day 2019. But you may have a hard time finding them as Spangler said the hearts are back in stores—but in limited supply. The messages in the hearts will also be limited too. The phrases "you rock" and "love me" won't be in circulation this year, but you can expect to see some of the classics, including "true love" and "say yes." You'll also be tasting new flavors: Years ago, Necco changed the original recipe for the hearts. After purchasing the company, Spangler located the original, 118-year-old recipe in the archives and used it to bring back the flavors of banana and wintergreen.

SOURCE: Better Homes & Gardens

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