Conversation Hearts….THEY TASTE BETTER

Like many people for many years I have purchase a bag of conversation hearts around this  time of year…to decorate, to have looking cute in a bowl. It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without them!

I’ve even stayed up on any news that involves these little romantic message vessels…how they are one of the oldest candies out there, (Necco, since 1847) that they’ve managed to stay hip and “with the times” when they add such messages like FAX ME, EMAIL ME, WWW.CUPID, and BABY DADDY.

There’s even people out there that go to great lengths to personalize their hearts:

Stamp your own damned messages!


And of course, THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT.

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I don't know these kids...

But never, not since I was a kid, have I popped a heart in my mouth. As I recall, they tasted chalky and gross.  And then….



I tried one.



After all this time….they must have changed the formula! (Guess I wasn’t as up on the latest news as I thought I was.) They are kinda fruity, and although still chalky I don’t seem to mind it as much.

Now I’m reading that they did change the flavor! AND then sales went down. Moreover, there’s a campaign (really just a page) on Facebook that is trying to get Necco to go back to the old flavors.




About Melanie's Menagerie

I am an avid crafter and love searching yard sales and resale shops for vintage and retro items. Recently married, I live in the mountains with my husband, but I am an original Jersey Girl. I love the beach (only two hours away!) and enjoy exploring New York City. (only an hour away!) I love to travel and have been lucky enough to visit many great places including Ireland, Bermuda, Jamaica, and most recently Rome! I enjoy hiking and mountain biking. I am hoping to promote my shop on Etsy called "Melanie's Menagerie" so please check it out and let me know what you think!
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One Response to Conversation Hearts….THEY TASTE BETTER

  1. Pingback: day 73: outdoors we will go/ super easy valentine’s centerpiece (tulips and conversation hearts ;) « ipinterest

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