The Weird Backstory Behind Those Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts



These candy hearts either you love them or you hate them.

When I was younger I used to eat them but now I don’t care for them.

The history involves a pharmacy and America’s first candy machine.

Conversation hearts, Necco hearts, candy hearts, Sweethearts ― people use many different names to describe those tiny chunks of candy sporting short messages that are ubiquitous around Valentine’s Day.

The candy is iconic, and pretty much synonymous with the most romantic day of the year. This month, Kim Kardashian is celebrating the release of her three Valentine’s Day-themed Kimoji Hearts Fragrance perfumes by sending them to friends and influencers (and, apparently, “haters”) inside large conversation heart cases made of chocolate.

But when it comes to actually eating real conversation hearts… well, let’s just say it’s a divisive topic.

Frankly, the debate is up there with candy corn and 

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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