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No Necco Sweethearts brand candies this Valentine’s Day

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 17:56:00-05

A classic Valentine’s Day candy will be missing from store shelves this year.

Sweethearts, the original conversation heart-shaped candy with cute messages, won’t be available this Valentine’s Day for candy lovers to give as gifts.

The original maker, Necco, also known as the New England Confectionary Company, closed its factory last year.

Spangler Candy Company, the new owner of the brand, says they didn’t have enough time to produce the wildly popular sweet treats this year.

However, company officials promise that Sweethearts will make a return for the 2020 Valentine’s season.

According to CandyStore.com, conversation hearts were the most popular Valentine’s candy last year.

The company also plans to re-introduce Necco wafers to the marketplace sometime this year.