'NECCO' on Serious Eats

Homemade Conversation Hearts

Sprite gives the candies a faint acidity that helps them taste like the real thing, and to that same end I've made suggestions for how to flavor each color to match the classic flavor line up. But don't hesitate to experiment! No doubt you'll think of all sorts of fun, alternative flavor pairings limited only by the extracts or freeze dried fruits you can get your hands on. More

Sweet Talk with Necco Sweethearts

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. More

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