I went searching everywhere for Conversation Hearts, and I can’t find the real ones anywhere. I could only find fake ones! So, I had to find out why.
Well, as it turns out, the company that makes them, NECCO, suddenly went out of business earlier this year.
They actually laid off everyone in the whole place (about 200 people) and sold off their brand to someone else. No word as to who, but it explains why conversation hearts taste weird now.
Necco, which stands for New England Confectionery Co., was the country’s oldest continuously operating candy company.
I guess it’s sweettart hearts for all. <3