Conversation Hearts – A Remake of the Classic (mid-1800s)
The favorite Valentines Day candy is actually a mid-1800s sweet with a venerable history! Similar to the original should return next year. Comes in a 4-ounce bag with the history on the label.
A Bit of History
The Conversation, or Love Hearts, were made in the mid-1800s by Daniel Chase, who invented a machine that stamped sayings onto candy. Originally called “Wedding candy,” the sayings were long and usually printed on paper wrapped around the sweet. Daniel’s brother, Oliver, invented the “Chase Lozenge” in 1847, now known as the NECCO wafer. Today the Conversation Hearts are similar to the original…which should return next year.