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Old 01-25-2019, 02:37 PM
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Default No Sweethearts this Valentine's Day

Came across this announcement earlier today:

"For the first Valentine’s Day in 153 years, there will be no Sweethearts candies, those little chalky heart-shaped delights with short messages on them. Necco, the candy’s maker, went bankrupt and its factories are closing."

This was a regular part of my earliest Valentine's Days: using construction paper to make Valentines in school (and we were required to make one for EACH student in the class), putting the Valentines in paper bags with each kids name on it, and each kid getting 2 or 3 or 4 of these cute little candy hearts from the teacher. And my Mom would always buy a big bag of them, and a handful of hearts was the after dinner dessert for a week or two. We'd sit around the table, pass around the bag and take a little pile for ourselves, and each of us reading the messages aloud before we popped them in our mouths. The ritual was at least as sweet as the candy.

Oh well. All things must pass....

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Old 01-25-2019, 02:53 PM
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With the caveat that I had not eaten one in years, I saw this with some sadness. Kind of like an Easter without Cadbury Cream Eggs.
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:58 PM
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Oh, no.... so sad. You'd think someone would pick up on the candy line.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:58 PM
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Record stores came back.

So might our candy!@
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:29 PM
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Oh, no.... so sad. You'd think someone would pick up on the candy line.
Maybe.
They brought back Twinkies.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:52 PM
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Dentists are forecasting less broken teeth and business.

Love those chalky tasting hearts.

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Old 01-25-2019, 10:04 PM
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Less broken teeth, but more broken hearts.

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Old 01-26-2019, 10:34 AM
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real human sweethearts are around. no need for sugar.

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Old 01-26-2019, 05:11 PM
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NNOOOOOOOO. Next it'll be the PEEPS.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:56 PM
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.... or candy corn!
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:22 PM
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This may be obvious, but there are other brands of candy hearts: https://www.brachs.com/products/valentines-day.html. My candy-loving son already bought some from CVS and consumed them.
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