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How Did Candy Conversation Hearts Get To Be A Symbol Of Valentine’s Day?

Oh those romantic American colonists! They would give gifts of homemade hard candy with messages etched into the surface to their sweethearts. Years later the founder of NECCO and his brother, who developed the process of printing red vegetable dye mottos on candy, turned this tradition into a business. The candy’s original shape wasn’t a heart, […]

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Are You Ready For Some Conversation (Hearts)?

“Be Mine,” “Kiss me,”  “Sweet Talk, ” “Tweet Me.” Candy hearts, originally called motto hearts, the brightly colored heart shaped candy with the stamped red sayings, have been iconic Valentine’s Day treats since 1902. Also known as conversation hearts, motto hearts, and sweethearts, they’re manufactured by NECCO, the New England Confectionery Company, which has been […]

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What Does Your Favorite Candy Heart Say?

“Be Mine,” “Kiss me,”  “Sweet Talk.” Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, the small heart-shaped pastel colored candy with the familiar sayings have been a Valentine’s Day treat since 1902. Their manufacturer, NECCO, the New England Confectionery Company, in business since 1847, produces more than 8 billion of the candy conversation hearts a year. In the 1860’s the […]

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Love Those Candy Hearts . . .

“Be Mine,” “Kiss me,”  “Sweet Talk.” The brightly colored hearts with the familiar sayings have been a Valentine’s Day treat since 1902. Their manufacturer, NECCO, the New England Confectionery Company, in business since 1847, expects to sell more than 8 billion candy conversation hearts this year. The original candies with printed sayings were called “motto […]

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