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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Do you remember getting — or giving – those pastel candy hearts and secretly hoping that you’d get one with a special message? Maybe you still share them with those special to you – or help your kids pick the ones they want to share. “Be Mine,” “Kiss me,” “XOXO” The brightly colored 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 […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.