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Sweethearts, the iconic 'conversation hearts' candies, won't be available for Valentine's Day

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 10:18:57-05

By Veronica Beltran

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and those who were planning to give family and friends those iconic heart conversation candies will be heartbroken.

Sweethearts, the heart-shaped candies that have sayings on them like "Love You," "Cutie Pie" and "Ooh La La," will not be produced this year, according to the Spangler Candy Company, which purchased Sweethearts and NECCO Wafers in 2018 after NECCO folded. Though the company moves on, it didn't have time to resume production for the Valentine's season.

Though it may be heartbreaking news, the Sweethearts will relaunch in time for the 2020 Valentine season.

“Sweethearts and Necco Wafers are iconic brands with rich hundred-year-plus histories.” Spangler Chairman and CEO Kirk Vashaw said. “We are particularly excited about the Sweethearts brand. Many people have memories of sorting through their box of Sweethearts to find just the right message to share.”

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