No Sweethearts Candy this Valentines

They’ve been a crucial part of American romance since 1866 when the Necco wafer factory began experimenting with printing romantic sayings on their candy, but this Valentine’s Day there will be no Sweethearts candy available for sale.

The company that bought Necco, Round Hill Investments LLC, shut down the plant that produced the sweets last year, with 230 workers losing their jobs and the Sweethearts brand being sold on to Spangler Candy Company.

However, Spangler have said that while they plan to continue making Sweethearts, they didn’t have enough time to get them ready for this Valentine’s Day, having only acquired the brand in September.

“There are a lot of manufacturing challenges and unanswered questions at this point, and we want to make sure these brands meet consumer expectations when they re-enter the market,” said Spangler’s chairman and CEO, Kirk Vashaw

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