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Sweethearts candy back on store shelves this Valentine's Day after year-long hiatus

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 13:10:28-05

Sweethearts candy and Valentine's Day have been synonymous for decades, but last year, the conversation candy took a hiatus after the product's owner went bankrupt.

According to a report from CNBC, Spangler Candy now owns Sweethearts and the candy will be on store shelves next month.

“It became really apparent to us how much people were going to miss them,” Spangler spokeswoman Diana Moore Eschhofen told CNBC.

Consumers will notice a few changes however. Spangler Candy says due to complications with its printer, sayings like "you rock" and "love me" will be seen on fewer hearts in each bag.

"The company decided to invest in a new printer, but the replacement printing equipment was damaged during production, and Spangler could not get it fixed completely," CNBC reported.

Although fewer hearts will tell your loved ones how you feel, Spangler Candy did announce that it is bringing back the original recipe first created over 100-years ago!

The best place to find Sweethearts this Valentine's Day will be in drugstores like CVS or Walgreens.

For more information, visit spanglercandy.com.