Necco Candies Are Returning to Stores After 2-Year Hiatus

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Ohio-based Spangler Candy said Necco Wafers will be back in major drugstores in June and in other stores in July. They'll be found in participating stores like Dollar General, CVS, Big Lots, Food Lion, Kroger, Walgreens and more.

Vashaw told Today that the company was looking to provide an authentic throwback to the popular candies by changing little about them — even their wrappings!

"We kept the wax wrap around the roll exactly the same and used the same supplier and everything," he said. "Candy is a simple joy in life and it's a simple reward. … People want the same thing they remember as a kid. That's the beauty of candy — nostalgia."

According to USA Today, the original Necco factory shuttered in 2018 and was auctioned away, with Spangler Candy acquiring Necco Wafers and go-to Valentine's Day treats, Sweethearts. Spangler also owns Dum-Dums suckers and Spangler Circus Peanuts.

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