"Love is Canceled," reported one news source on Thursday, January 24 when some sad news was reported about Valentine's Day. According to reports, America's most popular Valentine's Day candy will not be available this February, for the first time in 153 years.
Sweethearts, the ever-popular candy, and also the source of many debates, will not be hitting shelves this Valentine's Day season. New England Confectionary Company (Necco), the makers of the iconic candy, fell into troubling times last summer.
According to Market Watch, Necco shut down in July and an investment firm bought it from a bankruptcy auction. In September, Spangler Candy Co. purchased the company. However, by that time, it was too late to make the sweetheart candies for 2019 Valentine's season.
Thankfully, lovers of this candy will not have to say goodbye to sweethearts forever. The company said that they have plans to bring the production back next year. Additionally, they will restart production of Necco Wafers and Canada Mints.
According to reports, around 8 billion Sweethearts are usually produced every single year. That supply is always sold within the six weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.
After the news emerged about the Sweethearts, several people took to social media to share their sadness over the situation:
Others were happy about the fact that the sweets won't be available this year, as they dislike them anyway! Below are some of the examples:
What is your opinion on this candy? Do you love them or hate them? Share your thoughts! In other recent news, the First Couple just celebrated their 14th anniversary. See Melania's glamorous, $100k wedding gown!