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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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Memories Of Childhood: Heart-Shaped Candy With A Special Message

  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 […]

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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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