Necco Candy Company Plant Abruptly Shuts Down, Fate of Valentine’s Day Hearts Unknown

Screen Shot 2018-07-26 at 6.04.34 PMThe owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn’t said if candy production will resume.

The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments, LLC announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands to another manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant.

“I mean, those Valentine’s Day hearts are definitely a part of my childhood,” said Alexis Werner of Salem, who was surprised to hear of the closing. “That’s pretty much the only candy I liked.”

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