I don't care how many different types of food you put in the shape of a heart, there will always be one heart shaped item to rule them all. What is that? CANDY HEARTS DUH! They have been the staple in Valentine's day forever.

Growing up I always looked forward to giving my crush the perfect candy heart. Even as an adult I loved seeing them around this time of year because they are the epitome of Valentine's Day.

So here's the horrible news -

America's favorite Valentine's Day candy won't be available this year. Why is that? According to CNBC -

Sweethearts, the conversation heart candy, is missing from shelves this Valentine's season after its original producer went out of business last year. The popularity of the candy didn't keep its original producer, New England Confectionary Company, also known as Necco, from going out of business in July.

I'm so sad. CNBC also says -

Round Hill Investments bought Necco in an auction but sold its Necco wafer brand and Sweethearts to Spangler Candy Company several months later. Spangler's best-known candy is its Dum Dum lollipops. The candy company acquired the brands in September and did not have the time to produce the conversation hearts for this Valentine's Day.

Stay tuned for Valentine's Day 2020 when they make their comeback.

H/T CNBC

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