Valentine’s Day Sweethearts candy unavailable this year, America’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy is unavailable this year. Sweethearts, the conversation heart candy, is missing from shelves this Valentine’s season after its original producer went out of business last year.
You’ll need to find something else to hand out, after the Necco plant shut down and sold its brands last year. Thankfully, the company says Sweethearts will relaunch in time for the 2020 Valentine season.
Sweethearts, the heart-shaped candies that have sayings on them like “Love You,” “Cutie Pie” and “Ooh La La,” will not be produced this year, according to the Spangler Candy Company, which purchased Sweethearts and Necco Wafers in 2018.
“There are a lot of manufacturing challenges and unanswered questions at this point, and we want to make sure these brands meet consumer expectations when they re-enter the market,” Spangler Chairman and CEO Kirk Vashaw said in a statement announcing the acquisition.