Food: Candy hearts won’t ‘be yours’ this year

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Remember those little pastel-colored candy hearts with sweet messages on them that we all hoped we got for Valentine’s Day?

If you find any this year, they might be last year’s supply.

The company that made Sweethearts Conversation Hearts for more than 100 years — New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — went out of business last year.

The Spangler Candy Company bought Necco’s best-known candy brands – Sweethearts and Necco Wafers – but Spangler’s new batch of candy hearts won’t be available until the 2020 Valentine season, Spangler announced in a press release. The candy company acquired the brands in September of 2018 and did not have the time to produce the conversation hearts for this Valentine’s Day, according to CNBC. Spangler will reintroduce Necco wafers this year, according to the network.

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