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Necco Sweethearts won’t be available in 2019; Ohio backup QB Quinton Maxwell enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

One of America’s most popular Valentine’s Day candies will be missing from shelves this year.

Candy Sweethearts, previously made by Necco, will not be manufactured in 2019 after the company went out of business last year.

The halted production of candy hearts isn’t permanent, though. Soon after the company went under, Necco’s assets were purchased by the Ohio-based Spangler Candy Company in May 2018. Spangler said in a press release that it will resume production of Sweethearts in 2020.

In the meantime, you can still purchase “knockoff” Conversation Hearts from Brach’s if you enjoy the sweet, chalky treats.

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