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Saying goodbye to conversation hearts

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Saying goodbye to conversation hearts

Brach's conversation hearts line the shelves at target.  Although some brands are discontinuing the product, Branch's will continue to manufacture them.

Brach's conversation hearts line the shelves at target. Although some brands are discontinuing the product, Branch's will continue to manufacture them.

Brach's conversation hearts line the shelves at target. Although some brands are discontinuing the product, Branch's will continue to manufacture them.

Brach's conversation hearts line the shelves at target. Although some brands are discontinuing the product, Branch's will continue to manufacture them.

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Around Valentine’s Day, the store shelves are full of teddy bears and boxes of chocolate with only slight variations in appearance and quality. Along with these are conversation candy hearts.

Conversation candy hearts have been extremely popular throughout the years due to the cute saying written on the front-side. However, the company that produces them, Necco, has recently been bought out by Spangler Candy Company.

“If they were to go away I would be sad because they are such a classic Valentine’s candy,” junior Molly Coble said.

The only main appeal of the hearts seems to be for the messages written on the front that say things such as, “hug me” or “TTYL”.

“If I am gifted them I will eat them, but I won’t go out and buy them myself,” Coble said.

However, some people do enjoy the taste despite the claims that they taste nearly identical to Tums.

“I would miss them if they were to go away, I think they taste pretty good,” junior Evan Lewis said.

A lot of people have memories associated with these Valentine treats that remind them of when they were young, and Valentines Day was one full of cards and excitement.

“I remember making a fridge magnet in kindergarten out of a conversation heart box,” Coble said.

Using the candy for crafts seems to be a common theme. They are also a great gift because of their appeal to all age groups—not just kids.

“My mom got them for me when I was at a soccer tournament,” Lewis said.

Even though Necco will not continue to produce the Conversation hearts another company, Brach’s, is still manufacturing them.

Although they might not be the original thing, they seem to be similar enough to make sure that the Conversation hearts won’t disappear forever.

 

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