Tiny Sweethearts conversation candies in short supply this Valentine’s Day

The company that made Sweethearts Conversation Hearts for more than 100 years — New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — went out of business last year. And there’s a ripple effect only now being felt.
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The company that made Sweethearts Conversation Hearts for more than 100 years — New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — went out of business last year. And there’s a ripple effect only now being felt.

Mary Perez is the business and casino reporter for the Sun Herald and also writes about Biloxi, jobs and the new restaurants and development coming to the Coast. She is a fourth-generation journalist.