Undoubtedly millions of people will head to stores in the next few days to scramble and finish up their Valentine's Day shopping, but if you're looking for the iconic 'Sweethearts' candies, you might be out luck.

According to MassLive, the iconic heart shaped sugar candies printed with catch phrases like "Be Mine" "Kiss Me" won’t be available on store shelves this year.

The Spangler Candy Company purchased Sweethearts and the equally as nostalgic NECCO Wafers after New England Confectionery Company went bankrupt in 2018.  The confectionery company says not only will the Valentine's Day staple be missing from shelves this year, but they won't resume production of the candy until 2020, because of an expansion and plans to renovate their Ohio based facility.

We look forward to announcing the Sweethearts relaunch for the 2020 Valentine season, and hope to reintroduce Necco Wafers to the marketplace in 2019

Representative from Spangler Candy Company

Couple things here.  First and foremost, does anyone actually like these things? No seriously, not like, yes we like them because they make for cute filler candy for gift bags or kids can craft homemade Valentine's gifts with them, but does anyone actually enjoy ingesting them? Second of all, if your answer is yes, at least these things last forever and if you find a bag of old ones, they'll likely still taste the same. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

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