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Necco Wafers...yay or nay?


By embryonjohn

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    I’ve been craving sweets during the lock down and these (rereleased) just arrived, a little late but I’ll take ‘em...

    flavors: lemon, lime, orange, clove, cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice and chocolate.

    Yay or nay?

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    #2 4 months ago

    I remember when these got yanked off the market and some of my co-workers made a mad dash. They brought some in for everyone to try.

    They’re disgusting. Chalky, dry, brittle, not good at all. It’s like eating a Tums mixed with school chalk.

    But, man, if you like ‘em, go for it!

    #3 4 months ago

    I do like them especially the clove flavored ones. They go good with Beeman's gum too. My vote is yay! Black Jack clove gum is great too!

    #4 4 months ago

    I always thought the clove were root beer flavored. Wow was I wrong.
    My whole house smells amazing right now

    #5 4 months ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    I always thought the clove were root beer flavored. Wow was I wrong.
    My whole house smells amazing right now

    Yeah they smell and taste great. Do you like the licorice ones too?

    #6 4 months ago

    good ol' New England Candy Company Wafers...harkened back from a simpler time.

    Practically everyone around these parts grew up on them.

    Still reminds me of this, though:

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    #7 4 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    Yeah they smell and taste great. Do you like the licorice ones too?

    I’m crazy about Australian black licorice, so YES.

    I remember finding a few of these in a woodrail I was working on. Prolly would’ve been just fine to eat as they last forever and a day

    #8 4 months ago

    Yep. I forgot they were taken off the market. Seems like they fixed whatever the issue was, since I see them at every store now.

    #9 4 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Yep. I forgot they were taken off the market. Seems like they fixed whatever the issue was, since I see them at every store now.

    I think like most old candies they just kinda lost favor until they got taken away and that woke us old grumpy guys up and we wanted them back and got them yea!

    #10 4 months ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    I’m crazy about Australian black licorice, so YES

    Loved Easter time just because none of my siblings liked black licorice and I'd get all the black jelly beans to myself, yeah those were the days. I still buy the twizzlers black licorice today. Have you tried the Black Jack version of black licorice gum? If not you owe it to yourself to try some, it's great.

    #11 4 months ago

    Neccco wafers have been around for nearly 175 years. Yes, I’m a fan. The chocolate ones are good, too.

    #12 4 months ago

    Those things taste like chalk, can't stand them and don't see how anyone could like them.

    #13 4 months ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    I’ve been craving sweets during the lock down and these (rereleased) just arrived, a little late but I’ll take ‘em...
    flavors: lemon, lime, orange, clove, cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice and chocolate.
    Yay or nay?
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    Where are they made now? Original Revere factory must be closed

    #14 4 months ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    Where are they made now? Revere must be closed

    Spangler Candy bought the rights to make them.

    They are now made in Ohio.

    #15 4 months ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    Where are they made now? Original Revere factory must be closed

    https://www.spanglercandy.com/our-brands/necco-wafers

    My maternal great grandfather worked at that Revere Necco plant until a boiling hot chocolate spill on his lap ended his chocolatier making (and his child siring) days. Ouch...
    So my grandmother went to work for Schrafft's for the union and safety. They laid her off less than a year away from a full retirement after 30 years. It completely changed her level of living in her golden years.

    #16 4 months ago

    I love them so - Yay. My sister in law grabs packs for me when she sees them. They aren’t the easiest candy to find these days.

    #17 4 months ago

    Nay. Absolutely nay. I think I liked them for an afternoon while I was 5 because they were being used as a reward by my parents. However I quickly learned that I hated them. If the coronavirus vaccine was packaged in a Necco Wafer, I'd leave my mask on so I wouldn't have to eat it.

    #18 4 months ago

    YAY! It was a sad day when they ceased, but now, the candy world is right again.

    #19 4 months ago

    Nay. Not a fan. I like the company, but the candy is....blecch (to my taste buds)!

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    https://www.spanglercandy.com/our-brands/necco-wafers
    My maternal great grandfather worked at that Revere Necco plant until a boiling hot chocolate spill on his lap ended his chocolatier making (and his child siring) days. Ouch...
    So my grandmother went to work for Schrafft's for the union and safety. They laid her off less than a year away from a full retirement after 30 years. It completely changed her level of living in her golden years.

    That’s terrible what happened to your grandparents.

    #21 4 months ago

    I'm going with "Nay" on the wafers. My buddy used to say that anything Necco branded "tastes like poverty". I have to say that I do like the Necco Squirrel Nut Zippers though.

    I really miss Brach's candies. They remind me of going to Grandma's house when I was a kid. While they're still in business, they discontinued the Neopolitan Coconut Candy. Those are my all-time favorites of the candies from yesteryear.

    #22 4 months ago

    I love em all...except the black licorice ones. They make good poker chips too.

    #23 4 months ago

    The choice of purple for the clove flavor is somewhat puzzling

    #24 4 months ago

    Nay

    #25 4 months ago

    YAY! One of my favorites as a kid and a once in a while now. More into sno-caps and rolos now.
    -Mike

    #27 4 months ago

    Mudflaps has it right, but I still like them on occasion. I pick out the flavors I don't like and eat the rest.
    They were featured on an episode of how it's made. Simple ingredients and process= simple candy.

    #28 4 months ago

    Neccos are an American classic, and right up there in my personal top 3 with Robin Eggs and Good-n-Plenty.
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    #29 4 months ago

    +1 on the Good-N-Plenty.

    #30 4 months ago

    +1 yea for Necco. I also like candy corn, black licorice, and spicy-sweet tamarind chili paste in a tube.

    #31 4 months ago

    Hell yeah! Love the Necco candy. Delish!

    #32 4 months ago

    I don’t hate them but once every 20 years is probably enough.

    #33 4 months ago

    Hell yes, for chocolate!

    #35 4 months ago

    I used to get them in MREs. Almost as bad as charms.

    #36 4 months ago
    Quoted from barakandl:

    They are gross.

    To a 13 year old, me, at Rockaway Beach, trying to get to second base on the 4th of July....
    They were great that summer!

    Tried some recently....didnt taste the same.

    #37 4 months ago

    Slice up some carrots...you’ll live longer

    #38 4 months ago

    As a kid, I preferred Stark wafers

    #39 4 months ago

    Bleah. Necco sucks.

    #40 4 months ago

    Just remember, Necco also makes those sweet valentine hearts!
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    #41 4 months ago

    Neccos taste like slightly flavored cardboard, but once I open a roll of them I can't stop eating them.
    It's one of those "I know it doesn't taste good, but I like them anyway" foods.

    #42 4 months ago

    Yay all the way. Especially for licorice and chocolate, but I like the white ones too (clove if I’ve got it right).

    I remember walking by the old factory in Boston as a kid, no idea if they were making candy there in the 80s still but we were thrilled to see it.

    #43 4 months ago
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    #44 4 months ago

    Black licorice taffy, yeah I could definitely eat some of those.

    #45 4 months ago

    Necco wafers are identical to Tums antacid.

    I think the only difference is marketing.

    They both taste like chalk.

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    #46 4 months ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    Necco wafers are identical to Tums antacid.
    I think the only difference is marketing.
    They both taste like chalk. [quoted image]

    That’s a little harsh

    #47 4 months ago

    I tell you what though...
    Forget about eating these things in the movie theater (when and if they ever open back up) as they’re the loudest mofo’s on the planet. They’ve been banned by my family during movie time.

    #48 4 months ago

    Absolute “yay” for me, they might have saved my life in fact!

    Used them years ago to kick the cigarette habit, now “sober” 14 years+almost 3 months. I’ve never been a fan of chewing gum, so that was not an option, and mints and other candy left too strong of an aftertaste. Necco had just enough flavor, and when held in the mouth takes about the same amount of time to dissolve as it does to smoke a cig; didn’t help with the nicotine detox of course, but the oral activity (that’s what “she” said) was just enough to divert my attention and help me claw through the nic fits intact.

    #49 4 months ago

    Those things taste nasty give me Smarties all day.

    #50 4 months ago

    Who can’t love orange Neccos???

    I love them all except black licorice!!!

    I have the last pack I ever bought on my desk at work before the shut down!!!

    Glad they are living on. Sad the original plant is closed and people lost their jobs there.

    But at lease they are still made in the USA!!!

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