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Necco Wafers...yay or nay?

By embryonjohn

3 years ago


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    #51 3 years ago

    Oddly enough, I don’t think I’ve ever tried them.

    #52 3 years ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Oddly enough, I don’t think I’ve ever tried them.

    Well get on with it man, it's an American tradition.

    #53 3 years ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    Well get on with it man, it's an American tradition.

    Now I’m curious.
    I’ll look for some next time I’m at the store.
    I’ll report back.

    #54 3 years ago

    My wife and I both love them. Bought a bunch when I heard they were closing up. We have about 10 rolls left. We are rationing them out now.

    Is it true they are being rereleased? Is it the New England Candy Co again, or a different company?

    #55 3 years ago

    Yay, another chance to be pedantic!

    It's "Yea or Nay."
    https://brians.wsu.edu/2016/05/19/yea-yeah-yay/

    Necco wafers are nothing to get excited about, but any candy beats no candy.

    #56 3 years ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    That’s a little harsh

    I was actually serious.

    I really think Tums and Necco are the same thing. Tums taste more like chalky candy than medicine and I suspect Necco works like an antacid too.

    If you try it, you'll know what I mean.

    #57 3 years ago

    Not in this thread, buster. OP sets the tune and we all dance to it. While enjoying some delicious NECCO wafers, of course.

    Yay!

    #58 3 years ago

    My favorite American candy - big yea! I buy ‘em every visit so I have a good supply.

    #59 3 years ago
    Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

    I used to get them in MREs.

    don't remember ever getting those, but I'd rather eat a pile of those nasty candy hearts than another MRE.

    #60 3 years ago

    Never had them myself..

    #61 3 years ago

    Nay on the wafers , yay on Skybar and skybar tropical

    #62 3 years ago

    I'd rather have me some Mary Jane's or Squirrel Nut Zippers...................... Were made by NECCO as well.

    #63 3 years ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I was actually serious.
    I really think Tums and Necco are the same thing. Tums taste more like chalky candy than medicine and I suspect Necco works like an antacid too.
    If you try it, you'll know what I mean.

    I played a NECCO making pharmacist on an episode of a tv show titled "Underground", I was also the prop master for the show for it's two seasons.

    NECCO was amazing with their support and sent me their recipe as well as ingredients to make several authentic batches. I can tell you it's not Tums.

    My role was cut down on the edit, but I am still the first 45 seconds.

    NECCO is a cool American company in my opinion, and yes they do make the candy hearts. A lot of memories for a lot of folks with just those two products.

    #64 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jigs:

    I played a NECCO making pharmacist on an episode of a tv show titled "Underground"

    Fucking awesome! This is the kind of thing I'd love to have included in my obituary. Guess I'd better get cracking.

    #65 3 years ago

    They WERE a cool Company, however put out of business because of peoples changing habit of eating sugared candies today.......

    Their Revere factory now set to be Amazons newest and largest fulfillment center outside of Boston.

    Quoted from Jigs:

    I played a NECCO making pharmacist on an episode of a tv show titled "Underground", I was also the prop master for the show for it's two seasons.
    NECCO was amazing with their support and sent me their recipe as well as ingredients to make several authentic batches. I can tell you it's not Tums.
    My role was cut down on the edit, but I am still the first 45 seconds.
    NECCO is a cool American company in my opinion, and yes they do make the candy hearts. A lot of memories for a lot of folks with just those two products.

    #66 3 years ago
    Quoted from WIZ:

    They WERE a cool Company, however put out of business because of peoples changing habit of eating sugared candies today.......
    Their Revere factory now set to be Amazons newest and largest fulfillment center outside of Boston.

    Crap, that sucks.

    I was just up there in Boston/Marblehead area shooting last nov-march. I heard about the new amazon going in....I had no idea. There's another Amazon just north of Boston 30 mins. I heard the other was much closer, is this the same?

    #67 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jigs:

    Crap, that sucks.
    I was just up there in Boston/Marblehead area shooting last nov-march. I heard about the new amazon going in....I had no idea. There's another Amazon just north of Boston 30 mins. I heard the other was much closer, is this the same?

    It is about 15 minutes just north of beantown, up route 1 on Revere.

    #68 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jigs:

    I played a NECCO making pharmacist on an episode of a tv show titled "Underground", I was also the prop master for the show for it's two seasons.
    NECCO was amazing with their support and sent me their recipe as well as ingredients to make several authentic batches. I can tell you it's not Tums.
    My role was cut down on the edit, but I am still the first 45 seconds.
    NECCO is a cool American company in my opinion, and yes they do make the candy hearts. A lot of memories for a lot of folks with just those two products.

    Thanks for the info. It's interesting the correlation between pharmacists and necco. Thanks for clarifying it's not the same formula.

    I assumed it started out as a product toting health benefits, like Coca Cola using Cocaine.

    They are definitely very similar and I wouldn't be surprised if Necco still provided the same benefit as an antacid.

    Have you tried Tums to see the similarity? They are extremely similar in taste and texture. Tums is just thicker.

    #69 3 years ago

    Haha, yeah I've been out of work for four months due to C19 shutting down my field of work, so I've had a few Tums for sure.

    I was looking through my research just now.

    NECCO started with Peerless, then Hub, then NECCO

    Peerless Wafers 1850’s - 1910?
    Hub Wafers 1890’s ? – 1930’s
    Necco Wafers 1902 – Present

    #70 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jigs:

    Peerless Wafers 1850’s - 1910?
    Hub Wafers 1890’s ? – 1930’s
    Necco Wafers 1902 – Present

    Would be interesting to know what changes where made to the formula through those periods.

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