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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-03-18 08:59:25 AM  
They're dead to me since they moved out of Cambridge. Now the old factory is just another biotech office.
 
2018-03-18 09:08:44 AM  
I guess the chalk industry really started eating into their profits.
 
2018-03-18 09:54:10 AM  
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2018-03-18 10:17:45 AM  
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they should change it to 'ironic' and try to appeal to hipsters
 
2018-03-18 10:39:28 AM  
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2018-03-18 12:12:52 PM  

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they should change it to 'ironic' and try to appeal to hipsters


I used to love those goddamn things as a kid...
 
2018-03-18 01:03:30 PM  
Did they get bought out by vulture capitalists, too?
 
2018-03-18 01:16:32 PM  
Sounds like the company's real estate is/was worth more than the company.  I will miss the candy hearts dearly though.
 
2018-03-18 01:23:25 PM  
Everyone's favorite Valentine's day candy.

Spoken like someone who has never been laid on Valentine's day.
 
2018-03-18 01:26:37 PM  
I don't like sweets so maybe I'm the wrong guy, but those are actually gross. Nobody eats them, right? They just go in the trash?
 
2018-03-18 01:30:22 PM  

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2018-03-18 01:40:03 PM  
So, Tootsie Roll won the Cambridge candy turf wars eh?
 
2018-03-18 01:41:10 PM  

casual disregard: I don't like sweets so maybe I'm the wrong guy, but those are actually gross. Nobody eats them, right? They just go in the trash?


I was going to ask if anyone actually eats them. I don't know anyone who does. They're always left behind after Valentines Day too.
 
2018-03-18 01:49:59 PM  
I eat Necco Wafers on a regular basis. This news sucks.
 
2018-03-18 01:53:22 PM  
I eat a shiatload of the hearts every year, though it's been years since I remember having a roll of necco wafers.

Though many of the candy hearts I eat are other brands, and more than half every year are scooped up in the days after Valentine's day for clearance prices. So I still may not be supporting Necco very much.
 
2018-03-18 02:16:47 PM  
If I lose access to Necco Wafers and Canada wintergreen mints I am going to be very unhappy. Somebody fix this situation please.
 
2018-03-18 02:35:20 PM  
Didn't know that they made Clark Bars too ...
 
2018-03-18 02:37:27 PM  
I bought a pack of four small boxes of those. One of the boxes was empty. Not a single heart was legible. They all tasted like colored floor wax. Perhaps they could've invested in quality control.

/ Just saying.
// At least it wasn't Crunchy Frog.
 
2018-03-18 03:07:44 PM  

CrazyCurt: I bought a pack of four small boxes of those. One of the boxes was empty. Not a single heart was legible. They all tasted like colored floor wax. Perhaps they could've invested in quality control.

/ Just saying.
// At least it wasn't Crunchy Frog.


From the sound of it, they have been improving.  The things used to be illegible and tasted like plaster dipped in pigshiat.
 
2018-03-18 03:32:47 PM  

phalamir: CrazyCurt: I bought a pack of four small boxes of those. One of the boxes was empty. Not a single heart was legible. They all tasted like colored floor wax. Perhaps they could've invested in quality control.

/ Just saying.
// At least it wasn't Crunchy Frog.

From the sound of it, they have been improving.  The things used to be illegible and tasted like plaster dipped in pigshiat.


That is unusually specific..
 
2018-03-18 04:19:37 PM  
I love necco wafers
 
2018-03-18 04:38:34 PM  
Necco wafers are fantastic. Did you know that they've been around since the civil war? I can't find it but some comedian does an amazing skit about a letter home from a confederate soldier talking about how hard and flinty the union soldier are, kind of like their candy.
 
2018-03-18 06:18:30 PM  
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2018-03-18 06:31:25 PM  
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2018-03-18 06:40:36 PM  
Sugar costs about $.15 more per pound in the US than it does on the open market in the rest of the world.  If you're using tons of sugar to make millions of Necco wafers and valentines hearts it adds up fast.  Surprised they're still made here.
 
2018-03-18 08:25:04 PM  
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2018-03-19 12:00:15 AM  
Sources later expressed their optimism about the iconic wafer candy's ongoing availability in stores, citing the average sales and demand from the public...
 
2018-03-19 02:27:21 AM  

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Does it really say 1847?  Holy cow.  I wonder when the last time they bought new machinery was.

/oh and that was hilarious.
 
2018-03-19 02:33:38 AM  

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they should change it to 'ironic' and try to appeal to hipsters


Don't give anyone ideas.  Let it die naturally.
 
2018-03-19 11:32:44 AM  
i got some of these for myself and my kids for a laugh on Val-day.  Man, these candies are the most inedible, disgusting candy every produced, and I'm a big fan of cheap American sugar candy.  I don't remember them being so bad.  And I really only got them for the messages and in my box literally 9 out of 10 hearts were blank, smudged, faded, or just plain illegible so pretty much made them a huge waste of money.  No wonder the company is going down.
 
2018-03-19 11:47:38 AM  
In my 2017 Fark Ficton Anthology entry, I wrote a story that reveals that the answer to the long-running question of "Who the hell is buying Necco wafers?" is "aliens."
 
2018-03-19 11:52:04 AM  
As for the message hearts, I wonder if they still make the "IM me" one now that AIM is no longer a thing. Anyone know?
 
2018-03-19 02:04:35 PM  
Necco Wafers
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2018-03-19 11:37:51 PM  

doczoidberg: I eat Necco Wafers on a regular basis. This news sucks.


Why?  Do you like the taste of chalk?
 
2018-03-19 11:39:45 PM  

wax_on: Necco wafers are fantastic. Did you know that they've been around since the civil war? I can't find it but some comedian does an amazing skit about a letter home from a confederate soldier talking about how hard and flinty the union soldier are, kind of like their candy.


They taste like they were manufactured during the Civil War.
 
2018-03-19 11:49:11 PM  

kermit the forg: wax_on: Necco wafers are fantastic. Did you know that they've been around since the civil war? I can't find it but some comedian does an amazing skit about a letter home from a confederate soldier talking about how hard and flinty the union soldier are, kind of like their candy.

They taste like they were manufactured during the Civil War.


Hah! Thats what makes them so enjoyable.
 
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