The company that makes the message-stamped sweets folded in July 2018.
Those looking to express their feelings with the help of the iconic sweethearts candies will be remiss this year, according to an article in USA Today.
“Sweethearts will be missing from the shelves this year, as the company that makes the candy, the New England Confectionary Co. [sic], went out of business,” according to the article.
In March 2018, “panic-buying ensued from shoppers” following the breaking of news “that Necco may be folding,” according to the article. The company was later bought via auction by “Round Hill Investments, who then sold the company to Spangler Candy Co. in September. With only five months left until Valentine's Day, Spangler did not have enough time to produce a large number of Sweethearts,” the article said.
The good news: “Kirk Vashaw, the CEO of Spangler Candy Co., told the candy website: ‘We are looking forward to announcing the relaunch of Sweethearts for the 2020 Valentine's Day season,’” the article said.
Read the full article here.