Candy Hearts: Where Are They Now?
Laura Lee - May 27, 2018

The legendary one hundred and seventy year old candy maker best known for its inscribed miniature hearts that are everywhere to be seen on Valentine’s Day received a sweet message from a competitor saying Be Mine.  Spangler Candy Co., an Ohio based company won with an $18.83 million bid to buy over Necco at a federal bankruptcy auction in Boston.

According to Necco’s representatives, other companies were most interested in their sugar line, with wafers, candy dots, wafers, and of course the popular candy hearts with cute messages.  Necco, known as the oldest candy company in America simply could not keep up with multinational competitors and filed for bankruptcy.

Thankfully, they were able to find a buyer that will (hopefully) keep our favorite heart candies on the market forever and always. 
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