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Old 26 July 2018, 06:38 PM
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Default No more Necco Wafers? New owner shutters Mass. factory

The world of the Necco Wafer has crumbled.

The Massachusetts plant that made the beloved, but often mocked, candy closed Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported. Round Hill Investments announced that it had sold the once-bankrupt Necco, purchased for $17.3 million in May, to another candy maker.

Necco, short for the New England Confectionery Co., is believed to be the oldest continuously operating candy company in the U.S.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ory/834039002/
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Old 26 July 2018, 07:25 PM
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Why don't they just use whatever factory Tums uses to make their antacid tablets?
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Old 27 July 2018, 05:19 PM
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Why don't they just use whatever factory Tums uses to make their antacid tablets?
Blasphemy!

Actually I stopped eating them due to them using artificial colors. They tried going natural, and I started eating them again. But not enough people wanted the natural colors, so they reverted to artificial colors again, and I gave up.
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Old 27 July 2018, 11:01 PM
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The article said "often mocked". I didn't want them to be liars.
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Old 28 July 2018, 04:42 AM
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Personally I think Tums taste better, in addition to actually being useful.

On the other hand, I actually kind of like the candy hearts, so go figure.
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Old 30 July 2018, 03:51 AM
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I can't say if I've ever had Necco Wafers, but Cracked had a nice hate-on about the candies and I've always been a sucker for a good hate-on, even if I have never tried the product, nor do I ever intend to.
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Old 30 July 2018, 02:03 PM
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As a kid reading American fiction, I thought Necco wafers were cookies, like the chocolate or strawberry or vanilla layered wafer cookies. I've still never tried one, but I don't think I'm missing anything. Are they just gross and sweet, like the candy hearts? They look like they should be sweet/sour like a SweeTart.
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Old 30 July 2018, 03:00 PM
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They are sweet, they are not gross. YMMV.

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I'm not a huge fan, but they are far better than some of the descriptions. I loved them as a child, but candy technology has made great leaps since then.
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I think our second or third grade teacher brought them in for us to eat, I don't remember why. (One also brought in prickly pear candy when we were learning about the southwest U.S., so I'm assuiming the NECCOs had an educational purpose as well). I didn't care for the taste and soon got a headache, which I attributed to the candy, and never ate them again.



(The headache was an almost daily occurrence because in retrospect I was pretty chronically dehydrated as a child, but blaming the icky candy made more sense in my young mind. I really wanted to like them too)
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Old 31 July 2018, 02:09 PM
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in retrospect I was pretty chronically dehydrated as a child,
Do you know why? Did you not want to use the school bathrooms or something?

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Do you know why? Did you not want to use the school bathrooms or something?

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I disliked the taste of water. I mostly drank sugary drinks if anything at all. Even after running around outside and sweating, I never actually wanted to drink water. It didn't matter if it was bottled or tap or water fountain, I could distinguish which it was but either way I didn't like it. This continued for an embarassingly long time, even through the first few years of high school. An unusually tasty water fountain in my freshman college dorm was the main catalyst of me becoming "a person who drinks water."

though Now I remember- the only water I didn't mind was specifically the water from our bathroom sink. But even then I wouldn't fill a bottle or cup and drink it, it was more like I didn't mind taking a few sips of it if I wasn't feeling well.
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