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Necco Wafers? To save or not to save?

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2018 07:12 pm
NECCO-Mania: Fans Stock Up On Chalky Wafers In Case Candy Company Folds
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2018 07:22 pm
I ate those things when I was a kid. I still like them, just don't buy any now.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2018 09:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
By all means save them. Someday, that cardboard is going to be worth something.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 06:34 am
@tsarstepan,
They also make the conversation hearts - are those going, too? Because I'd rather hoard those, given the choice.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 06:39 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

They also make the conversation hearts - are those going, too? Because I'd rather hoard those, given the choice.

The whole company is on the verge of bankruptcy if no one buys the factory, etc.... Those conversation hearts are on death row as well.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 06:57 am
@tsarstepan,
Dang. I like those. Not to eat; I like the idea of them.
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 08:47 am
@tsarstepan,
Now is the time to make a killing - sell your stash for a big profit, buy back when the crisis is averted. When I was in the Navy, guys would do this with cigarettes. If you ran out two weeks short of port, there was always a guy who could help you out for a price.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 08:51 am
@engineer,
When I was in the Navy we bought cartons of cigarettes at the ship's store for $1 and $1.25.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 10:38 am
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, you surface guys with your ship's store and rec facilities and fresh air...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 10:46 am
@engineer,
Rec facilities? On a tin can? It must have been a well kept secret.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 10:48 am
Fla. Woman Offers Car for Entire Stock of Necco Wafers

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird/Florida-Woman-Offers-Car-for-Entire-Stock-of-Necco-Wafers-479385283.html
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 11:34 am
@edgarblythe,
We had a rowing machine and two exercise bikes between the tubes in the lowest level of the missile compartment so maybe we had it good.

For the smokers, the only cigs you had were what you brought on board with you before they closed the hatch, so those with poor self control or planning skills were often in trouble by the ninth or tenth week, but once you got to port, the value of unused smokes dropped back to market value. Now is the time to sell your wafers.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2018 11:46 am
@engineer,
It would be a feat to bring aboard ten or twelve cartons, for the pack a day smokers.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2018 11:37 am
@edgarblythe,
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2018 11:39 am
@tsarstepan,
Do you do Necco?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2018 11:40 am
@edgarblythe,
It's been years since I partaken in the New England delicacies.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2018 11:48 am
@tsarstepan,
I think I had a couple in the 80's.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2018 03:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
they are really tums large
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Finn dAbuzz
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2018 07:15 pm
@tsarstepan,
Everyone hoards everything.

They will never have more than sentimental value.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2018 08:02 am
Quote:
Massachusetts candy company plant abruptly closes

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a company that makes candies such as Necco wafers
and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant.

The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday it is selling
Necco brands to another confection manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant.

The company had recently purchased Necco for $17.3 million at a bankruptcy auction
in May.

Round Hill did not identify Necco's new owner or say if candy production will resume.
The closure came as a shock to the close to 230 workers at the plant who say they
were told to pick up their final paychecks Friday.

Necco is the country's oldest continuously operating candy company.
(source)
 

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