If you planned on giving your sweetheart a box of Sweethearts for Valentine’s Day, you may have to come up with a different idea.
The pastel heart-shaped candies with phrases like “Be Mine,” Cutie Pie” and “Love You” written on them are likely to be in short supply this year.
Necco, the company that makes the themed candies, faced closure and had to file for bankruptcy in March 2018 until Spangler Candy Company stepped in to save them.
However, Spangler announced that due to “manufacturing” challenges it is facing since acquiring the new brand — along with other candy favorites like Necco Wafers — a new batch of Sweethearts won’t be available until next year.
“We look forward to announcing the Sweethearts relaunch for the 2020 Valentine season,” Spangler said in a press release that has since been removed from its site.
So, if customers still see Sweethearts for sale this year, they were made prior to the Necco factory closing in July 2018, CandyStore.com is reporting. It's important to note, however, that there are other brands making similar offerings.
Instead, why not send your lover a box of donuts hand-delivered by a dancing cupid?