MmMmM. Yummy. De-li-cious. Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!! And, yes, get ready!! Why?? Because this ENTIRE post is dedicated to the almighty allure — and now impossible-to-find — classic Conversation Hearts!!!
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the sad news, which I’m sure is, ironically, breaking actual hearts across the country. For the first time since their debut in 1866, the the New England Confectionery Company (Necco) will not be delivering on their trademark Sweethearts Conversation Hearts. This year, the store shelves were bare. They were no longer lined with that pastel-colored candy confection known as Conversation Hearts (and, yes, I’m capitalizing those two words because that’s just how important this is to me; proper noun, people!). For this year’s Day of Love, we were forced to settle for heart-shaped Reese’s peanut butter cups (thanks for the treat, Janelle!) and the random stuffed teddy bear because Necco has ended our conversation.
Maybe you’re just as sad about this as I am? When I saw the headline, I actually let out an audible gasp of despair.
“Oh my gosh! No, not those sweet Conversation Hearts! Is nothing sacred anymore?”
I know, it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, but those little nuggets of sweetness were certainly something to behold. For an introvert like me, they were perfect. Buy a big bag of them and it’s like you’ve got your own private date whispering all kinds of sweet nothings in your ear.
See, these candies were timeless AND modern at the same time! I’m sure if they were continued, then we’d also get phrases like “Swiped right!” and “Shook!” That’s how hip these things are!
But, sadly, we’ll never know, will we?? We will never know what our future could have been, so I’m left feeling like things are very unsettled. It’s like that guy you have a great connection with on a first date and then he ghosts you for the rest of eternity — or, you know, that’s what I hear!
So, please, let’s take a moment of silence on this most loving, heart-filled, candy-filled day to honor good old Conversation Hearts for all the sugary richness they added to our lives. They will definitely be missed. We will mourn them. Just like the great ’80s pop icon Tiffany once sang, “Could’ve been so beautiful…Could’ve been so right…”
How very true! Indeed, it could’ve been so beautiful. But, there IS a silver lining! When I got home from a rather stressful day, what should be waiting for me on our kitchen island?? Another brand of Conversation Hearts from Ms. Bear!! They may not be the classic kind, but I’ll enjoy them just the same!
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!!! I hope you spent it with the ones you love most!!! I love you… xoxo
P.S. How cool are these Krispy Kreme Valentine’s Day treats?
P.P.S. Ms. Bear is off tomorrow (Friday) and Monday, so I’m taking the time off with her!! I’ll see you back here next Tuesday!! Feel free to connect with me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin! See you there, friends! And enjoy the happy weekend!
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