Necco Wafers Return After A Two Year Hiatus
According to the NECCO Facebook page, Necco Wafers are making their way back to store shelves after a 2 year hiatus. I know a lot of people won't even care or consider Necco Wafers returning as a win, however I'm totally calling it a win. I have always been a huge fan of the chalky yet crunchy wafers.
Necco Wafers were brought to fruition by Oliver Chase back in 1847 when he invented the wafer cutting machine. Originally Necco Wafers were called Hub Wafers, that was until 1901 when the company teamed up with 2 other candy makers and the Necco Company (New England Confectionery Company) was born making it the oldest candy company in the United States.
The Necco Company fell on hard times in May of 2018 ultimately causing Necco to file for bankruptcy and eventually being sold to Round Hill investments. Round Hill didn't keep the company up and running for long before it stopped production and sold a variety of Necco line items to multiple companies.
The Spangler Candy Company bought the rights and equipment to The Necco Wafer, Sweethearts, and Canada mints back in September of 2018. Spangler announce May 27th, 2020 that Necco Wafers are back in production and will soon be hitting store shelves near you.
These delicious crunchy and chalking candy wafers have always been and will continue to be served up in a wax wrapper delivering us a mix of 8 different flavors, Lemon, Orange, Lime, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Licorice, Wintergreen and Clove.
Out of all 8 flavors my personal favorite is the chocolate wafer. YUM!
What's your favorite Necco Wafer flavor?