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Piece of Sweet 'Nostalgia' Coming Back to Store Shelves

Necco Wafers candy has been revived by Spangler Candy Company

(Newser) - Two years ago saw an abrupt ending to one of the country's most enduring candy brands, but we're about to see a revival. CNN Business announces the "sweet comeback" of Necco Wafers, the disk-shaped confection whose name was derived from the acronym of the New England Confectionery... More »

Sorry, Sweethearts Fans: Iconic Candy Won't Be Sold This Year

But you can opt for other candy hearts

(Newser) - Sweethearts—those chalky little candies with messages on them—won't be on store shelves this Valentine's Day, the AP reports. The New England Confectionary Co.—or Necco—had been making the popular candies since 1886. But the company filed for bankruptcy protection last spring. Ohio-based Spangler Candy... More »

Storied US Candy Company's Plant Unexpectedly Closes

Round Hill Investments announced Necco brands are being sold

(Newser) - The owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn't said if candy production will resume, reports the AP . The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands... More »

Twinkies Savior Gets Sweet Deal for Necco Wafers

New England Confectionery Co. sells for $17.3M

(Newser) - A company that once rescued the Twinkies brand is now taking over the maker of Necco Wafers, reports the AP . The family business of billionaire Dean Metropoulos announced Friday it paid $17.3 million for the New England Confectionery Co., or Necco. It's a surprise ending to a federal... More »

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