Sad news to tell you about today: Remember those candy hearts that were given out in grade school on Valentine's Day? They would have sweet messages like "Hug me," "Be Mine," etc? Bad news: the company responsible for the legendary candy has shut down.
Round Hill Investments LLC made the announcement on Tuesday that they are selling Necco Brands to an unknown manufacturer, and that they had closed down their plant in Revere, MA. Round Hill had recently bought Necco Brands for $17.3 million at a bankruptcy auction earlier this year.
Necco is America's oldest and continuously operating candy company. They are also responsible for Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mary Jane, and Necco Wafer candies.
As of right now, there are no plans for candy production to resume in the near future.
My Two Cents
Sad to see another childhood favorite be shut down. Certainly a sad year to be a 30-something. First we lose Toys 'R' Us, now we lose Necco Brands. What's next?! #ByeChildhood!
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