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Sweethearts are breaking hearts on Valentine’s Day

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Sweethearts are breaking hearts on Valentine’s Day

A photograph of a pile of sugary candy hearts, typically given out on Valentine's Day.

A photograph of a pile of sugary candy hearts, typically given out on Valentine's Day.

Parnote via Wikimedia Commons.

A photograph of a pile of sugary candy hearts, typically given out on Valentine's Day.

Parnote via Wikimedia Commons.

Parnote via Wikimedia Commons.

A photograph of a pile of sugary candy hearts, typically given out on Valentine's Day.

The infamous candy hearts have been around since 1866, with popular sayings such as “Tweet me,” “Text me,” “You rock,” “Love bug,” “Soulmate,” and “Me + You.” The candy hearts, also known as Sweethearts, were created by a company named Necco (New England Confectionery Company), which was founded in 1847. This pure sugary treat will surely get the affectionate message across, making any romantic swoon.

This is the first year candy hearts will not be on supermarket shelves. According to The Globe, Necco was bought out by Round Hill Investments LLC in a bankruptcy auction for $17.3 million in May 2018. Round Hill was very excited to keep the famous candy alive, but they decided to sell Necco to a different candy manufacturer that still remains mysterious today.

Camryn Kirschner, senior, stated, “My boyfriend always got these for me because he is a romantic, and it is his favorite part about Valentine’s Day.”

All the classic Valentine’s Day gifts such as life size teddy bears and assortments of chocolate will be stocked to the max at all stores. Candy hearts will be missed dearly on Valentine’s Day 2019. Although another candy company, Brach’s, will be selling their version of candy hearts.

Senior Mykalyn Koot said, “I love the candy hearts and it is sad they will not be here this year. I am definitely looking forward to next year.”

Have no fear because the original candy hearts will be back in time for Valentine’s Day 2020. Because the company was sold, there was no time to begin manufacturing everyone’s most desired Valentine’s treat. Hopefully, when the new owners get into the groove of things, everything will be back to normal.

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