Thursday, September 8, 2011

Original Necco Wafers Return

Classic Necco Wafers Return Ad June2011Back in 2009 Necco revamped their 145 year old Necco wafers by going all-natural with the ingredients. This meant not only dropping artificial colors and flavors, but they also discontinued lime since they could not make it naturally.

Well, a scant two years later, the original (or at least pre-2009) version is coming back to store shelves. This little ad to the right is from June 2011, so your store might have them in stock now. (Of course some stores I visit never stopped stocking them, as they have a very long shelf life.)

So it turns out that some candy companies do listen to their customers, so never forget to let them know when you don’t like something ... or when you do.

(Personally, I preferred the All Natural version.)

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Comments
  1. Now if Necco would bring back their old valentine’s conversation hearts.  I miss them.

    Comment by Cat Skyfire on 9/08/11 at 8:47 am #
  2. cat….i was gonna leave almost the EXACT same comment! haha

    i think perhaps if they brought back the old wafers, its a good possibility that we will see the original conversation hearts on the shelves this valentine’s day….one can only hope!

    Comment by Synesthesia on 9/08/11 at 6:08 pm #
  3. I hope they bring back the tart wafers, too.

    Comment by Amy on 9/09/11 at 5:00 am #
  4. I’m echoing Cat and Synesthesia and I feel a little hopeful about Valentine’s Day.

    Comment by Mercy on 9/10/11 at 2:36 pm #
  5. Bummer! I liked the natural ones much better.

    Comment by Yvonne on 9/11/11 at 6:38 am #
  6. Oh, I add my hopes (and dreams and longings) that they bring back the old SweetHearts.

    I was SO DISAPPOINTED last year with the nasty new ones.
    Glad to know that I’m not alone. ^_^

    Now, if we were to do an “Old Conversations Hearts” dance (like a rain dance), how would we do that?? Hmmm.

    Comment by llannalee on 9/11/11 at 9:41 am #
  7. I like the all-natural ones better also.  :(

    Comment by Jammies on 9/13/11 at 11:46 am #
  8. I like the old, but really, why can’t they make both?

    Comment by Pepper Jeffries on 9/16/11 at 8:31 am #
  9. I realize this is old news, but i much preferred the natural ones to the artificial ones. The banana one tasted just like banana creme pie, and i am sure eventually they would have come up with a natural green coloring to return the lime flavor maybe making it taste like lime creme pie,remember the root beer flavor ^_^ and being 145 years old i am sure of it, that they didn’t have the ingredients listed in their artificial wafers (their was a backlash if you look back far enough when they did change to the current ingredients)they probably were made natural and with far less sugar. Seems majority of Americans prefer artificial, low quality over natural, and high quality. Being a melting pot of culture, funny how the majority would settle for less. yet everywhere else from Cbina to England to even drug war torn mexico for ex they demand the utmost best. Wonder why that is?Why would Americans rather eat franken food then natural?why do we prefer plastic over glass?sorry for the long post of self mutterings, btw I love this site, been reading it since i was a late teen always a great resource for reviews and new finds.

    Comment by Diana on 7/24/12 at 10:54 am #
  10. And don’t forget that there is no viable confirmation yet that these wafers are made with original ingredients. Just a couple of years ago NECCO changed their recipes to cave in to the food nazis claiming all natural ingredients as a rouse.


    Well, people did not like that change, and the company claims that they are now making the original 8 flavors in the same way again. Funny how after 160years of a product with no health problems reported, some losers today think it would be great to alter tried and true products.


    Ever wonder who the brainiacs are that always think up ways to “change” something that is great? And use excuses as a cover up of health, safety, and other liberal catch terms?
    These lies they use are so that everything American disappears over time. There is an agenda and don’t think there is not.
    I’m glad Necco went back to the original recipe and did not fall for the lies of the wacko cult vegans.

    Now I wish Taco Bell would restore the great flavors and taste of their food items. Seems the wacko food nazis from the leftists got to them good. Too bad. I would have spent thousands $ myself just to eat Taco Bell three times a week for the last 20 years if they were any good. Their food went down the crapper in the early 90’s when they decided to cheapen and falsely say the food was changed for healthier reasons, which is full of BS. You see real fat is not only healthier for the body, but it costs more $ to make. Health they claim? Puhlease, but leftists have no problem feeding society shovel fulls of pills to everyone…. even babies.

    Comment by Hillary Ferner on 9/27/12 at 12:02 pm #
  11. I like both kinds, but I love Necco Wafers mostly because it was my dad’s favorite candy, along with licorice (which I also enjoy). I’ve now got MY kids on the Wafer bandwagon!

    Comment by Duffy Johnson on 10/01/14 at 5:20 pm #
  12. @hillary Ferner: bash liberals all you want, but if it weren’t for them fighting for food safety laws there would be some literally poisonous products on the sheves of America. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy having food that’s safe to eat, clean water to drink, safe roads and workplaces, and a 40 hour work week. Liberals fought and In many cases DIED to make these and hundreds of other changes in the law to improve the quality of life for everyone, not just those who shared the same political beliefs.

    Comment by Duffy Johnson on 10/01/14 at 5:34 pm #

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