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Sweet Talk with Necco Sweethearts

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When Valentine's Day rolls around, I like a little bit of sweet talk. As much as I love Necco wafers, it seemed to me that the everyday Sweethearts were a bit chalky and disappointing. Luckily, it seems like Necco has decided to spice things up lately, with chocolate, smoothie, and tart versions of the classic classroom Valentine's staple.

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Interestingly, it seems there is a flavor of love, and each flavor has its own personality. The chocolate Sweethearts taste like solid hot cocoa, and take a very traditional approach to romance, whispering sweet nothings like "Be Mine," "My Love," and "Marry Me." Chocolate, it seems, is into some old-fashioned commitment.

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The Smoothies, flavored like blueberry, banana caramel, tropical, peach, and strawberry crème smoothies, are smooth talkers, delivering lines like "Spice It Up," "Email Me," "Be Good," and, strangely, "Top Chef."

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The Tarts give a bit of modern sass, with lines like "Kiss Me," "Melt My [Heart]," and "I [Heart] U."

Which flavor of love will you be going for this Valentine's? And what's the best Necco pick-up line you've ever seen on a Sweetheart? You have to admit, they're the perfect way to eat your words.

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