Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sweet Nostalgic Classics: Necco® Wafers Review

I recently received an 11oz. bag of the original Necco® Wafers to review with much thanks and fanfare due to TwitterMoms and Schneider Public Relations.

I fondly recall the tasty good times of childhood years gone by, often delivered by these crisp, thin sweet wafers. In case you didn't know, Necco® wafers are lightly flavored colored disks of sugar stamped with the iconic Necco® name.

NECCO®  is the catchy acronym for the New England Confectionery Company, which dates its start back to the summer of 1847. It is the oldest multi-line candy company in the United States. NECCO® ’s new Corporate World Headquarters in Revere, MA, manufactures timeless candy classics such as NECCO® Wafers, Sweethearts® Conversation Hearts,Canada Mints® , Sky Bar®Mary Jane®, Clark®, Mighty Malts®, Haviland® Thin Mints, Candy House® Candy Buttons, and Squirrel Nut Zippers®. Let's not forget for all of you Twilight fans, (yes, I've had them because I Twilight) Sweethearts® Conversation Hearts come in 3 collectible Twilight boxes.

Necco® Wafers is now on Twitter @Necco_Wafers. Follow them to connect, share your favorite Necco® Wafers memories & learn more about the American brand.

 It’s Election Day! Fun US Fact: Necco® Wafers were enjoyed by soldiers during the Civil War-they could easily carry them due to their compact size, and they wouldn't melt.

Iconic Necco®  wafers go all-natural

All Natural Necco® Chocolate Wafers are available in 4 chocolate flavors: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and mocha!

All Natural Necco® Wafers come in 7 flavors: orange, lemon, chocolate, clove, cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice – what’s your favorite? 

Fun Fact: One mini roll of All Natural Necco® Wafers is fat-free and contains only 50 calories. :) All Natural Necco® Wafers are gluten-free and contain NO high fructose corn syrup! - so are the chocolate rolls.

Fun Fact: Approximately 4 billion Necco® Wafers are produced annually by the New England Confectionery Company

Fun Fact: In 1847, the Peppermint Lozenge cutter was invented by Oliver Chase. Mr. Chase teamed up with his brother, Silas Evan to create the Chase Candy Company.

 Fun Fact: In 1900, one year before the Chase Candy Co. merged with three other candy companies to become the New England Confectionary Company, the first Motto Candy was invented.

Fun Fact: Necco® Wafers have always been available in different sizes and were a popular penny candy item.

Fun Fact: A staple of the February 14th Valentines holiday is the famous conversation heart created by Necco®. These are those tiny Necco wafers shaped into hearts with small phrases written on each piece.

Fun Fact:  Necco® Conversation Hearts (Sweethearts) these cute Sugar treats cut in the shape of hearts were invented in 1860.

Fun Fact:  Necco® Conversation Hearts (Sweethearts) also come in a sugar-free variation, to delight the hearts of diabetics worldwide. 

Fun Fact:  Necco® Conversation Hearts (Sweethearts)  also come in a variety of imprinted sayings in Spanish. Six assorted flavors.

Fun Fact:  Necco® Conversation Hearts (Sweethearts): According to New England Confectionary Company (NECCO), “During peak periods of production, up to one hundred thousand pounds of conversation hearts are made each day at NECCO’s headquarter.” and “if you placed the annual production of Sweethearts Conversation Hearts back to back across the United States, they would stretch from New York to Los Angeles and back again!”

Fun Fact: Necco® is the number one non-chocolate supplier for Valentine's Day Candy.

*I received a bag of the original Necco® Wafers to keep and sample for the purpose of this review , but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own*

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  1. I remember these wafers! They were so good. And I remember how fun candy hearts were during Valentine's day.

  2. My husband would give me little candy hearts leaving them on my pillow, or slipping them in my pockets, etc when we were dating. It was such a sweet thing and the kind of romantic thing only teenagers can come up with. Whenever I see them it makes me smile!


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