“Forgotten Hollywood”- No No Necco…

Posted on April 9, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`New England Confectionary Co., the candy maker behind classic treats as Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and Candy Buttons, will close its operations in May if it does not find a buyer. Necco is the oldest candy maker in the United States. Its origination dates back to 1847, when Oliver Chase created the first American candy machine. Chase’s invention gave birth to the Necco Wafer, which became the company’s signature treat.

“`Public opinion on Necco Wafers has been divided. Few liken the taste to chalk or drywall, while others consider them a nostalgic treat. That nostalgia runs deep. Necco product sales spiked by 50% after this news broke that these candies may disappear forever.

“`Consumers and sellers are stockpiling all the Necco candy they can obtain. One customer even offered to trade a 2003 Honda Accord for an online store’s entire stock of wafers. The barter was naturally rejected.

“`If the company cannot find a buyer, hundreds of jobs will be lost. The company is the largest employer in its hometown of Revere, Massachusetts. CEO Michael McGee notified the state and the mayor of Revere in March that this company may have to lay off 395 workers — a majority of its workforce — if the company is not sold to a new owner.

“`Candy fans are using the hashtag SaveNecco on social media to attempt to save the beloved treats. A campaign has previously worked for the return of the Twinkie. Not bad for the chalky drywall-like confection.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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