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17 Retired Sweetheart Candy Sayings…Plus One Weird Surprise

Necco, the candy company behind the Valentine favorite “Sweethearts” candies for the past 147 years, has released a list of sayings no longer available on the candies. They are:

DIG ME
HOT CHA
SAUCY BOY
GIRL POWER
OH YOU KID
WHY NOT
GROOVY
COOL DUDE
MY, SUCH EYES
FAX ME
HEP CAT
TELL ME HOW
YOU ARE LATE
1-800 CUPID
[PEACE SYMBOL]
YEAH RIGHT
OH BOY
YOU ROCK
LET’S READ
YOU ARE GAY

Okay, I can see where they might have wanted to dump a few of those for various reasons. This year they have added such classics as UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [Love of My Life]. It seems they also toyed with adding PUCKER UP but the printing device kept making the P look like an F, which did not result in PUCKER UF, if you know what I mean.

Necco used this stock photo for the story I will soon cite here, but riddle me this. Why does the circled candy on the right say OLD ANUS?

oldanus

[The Atlantic]