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Necco Wafers Are Making A Comeback. Bonus - 19 Candies That Really Need To Be Brought Back

CNN - Necco Wafers are about to make a sweet comeback after a two-year absence.

The beloved candy's disappearance came after the factory in Revere, Massachusetts that made Necco Wafers closed abruptly in 2018. The brand was eventually purchased out of bankruptcy by Spangler Candy Company, which is launching the candy's comeback.

Originally created in 1847, the candy's name is an acronym for the New England Confectionery Company, the company that created it. The disk-shaped candies wrapped in wax paper are instantly recognizable to candy aficionados.

The original formula remains unchanged for seven of the eight original flavors. Lemon (yellow), lime (green), orange (orange), clove (light purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink) and licorice (dark grey) will taste the same, but there were minor improvements made to chocolate (brown) to add a richer cocoa flavor.

The same wax paper is also being used to package the candy, so Necco lovers will still feel that sense of nostalgia every time they grab a roll.

"We know fans have been waiting anxiously for the return of Necco Wafers and anticipate high demand," Vashaw said. "Our production lines will continue to run as fast as possible to keep stores in-stock."

Hey Necco Wafer's

Is anybody under the age of 60 excited by this news?

When I think of Necco Wafers I think of visiting my great aunt in Pawtucket, RI when I was a little kid and having to choose between Necco's and these monstrosities in her candy dish 

(these strawberry things played though)

She couldn't even throw us a bone and stock the stereotypical old lady candies for crying out loud - (Wether's Originals and those butterscotch things in the bright yellow wrappers).

If you are a fan of Necco's I mean no offense whatsoever. Everybody has their fix.

My poison? The blue sour patch kids.

Every person with an insatiable sweet tooth has their own weakness. I feel bad for those that had theirs taken from them. 

(that's a perfect segue into the second part of this blog)

BONUS - Discontinued Candy That Needs To Be Brought Back -


Let's start things off with a bang. 

Bonkers were the truth. You could argue they were Starburst before Starburst and I wouldn't disagree with you. They also used to have stickers in every pack. For like ten years solid they had Ninja Turtles ones which was always a bonus. Bring these things back.

Shark Bites

You wanna get crazy? Let's get crazy. 

Yah I included what's technically termed a "fruit snack". These were straight up candy though and they were FIRE.

The greatest fruit snack of all time. Every flavor in the bag was a 10. With the Great White Sharks being an 11.

Tongue Splashers

Does your favorite candy come in a fuckin paint can? 

Didn't think so.

These things also turned your tongue colors which you couldn't get rid of for hours. These were probably discontinued due to health hazards but that was back in the 90s. We definitely have the safeguards today to bring back a non-toxic version of them.

Bottle Caps

These things were incredible. The rootbeer flavor was nirvana in your mouth.

Candy Cigarettes

Few things were a bigger flex on the school playground than casually flashing a box of these. Fuckin wild to think with how demonized regular cigarettes are today that we use to get away loving these as kids back in the day.

Mexican Hats

If you know you know. These things weren't on the shelves by the checkout counters. You had to go to the back of the candy stores where you could fill up a trash bag of candy for pennies a pound. Simple flavors. Complex texture. And they'd last for weeks. Never got hard somehow. Don't sleep on Mexican Hats.

Bar None

Basically Kit Kats with a layer of crushed peanuts. These were very underrated.

Ghost Dots

I just got really excited searching for a pic of these. An amazon result showed up and I thought I hit the jackpot only to find they're listed as unavailable. No shit Bezos. Don't toy with emotions like that.

Ghost Dots were no different flavor-wise from regular dots. Same regular lineup. But much like the Mystery Airhead, they just hit different for some reason. 

Gatorade Gum

Like a supernova, burning bright but not for long, Gatorgum will forever be remembered as being the ONLY gum ever to lose it's flavor faster than Fruit Stripe Gum. But this shit was awesome regardless. PS - Citrus Cooler is the best flavor of all time.

Bubble Beeper

For the kids today, beepers were these things that drug dealers and dads used to carry around on their waist. They had a phone number designated to them and if you called it you'd hear a beep and enter your phone number. Through the groundbreaking technology of the day, your number would flash on the beeper alerting the person to call you. They'd then search out the nearest payphone to do so. This gum sucked but the case it came in did not. Very few things got the ladies excited as breaking out your Bubble Beeper on the playground.

Red Hot Dollars

Not to be confused with the other Red Hot Dollars that are cinnamon flavored and can still be found in some stores. These babies were cherry flavored. Amazing candy.

Sour Altoid's

Somebody started a petition to bring these back and an embarrassing 68 people signed it. Altoid's Sours deserved a better fate. 


Dweebs were a larger and softer version of Nerds. Much like "Runts". Great candy.

Twix Cookies n Creme

I may be alone on this one but I'm a sucker for anything cookies and creme so I loved these things. Throw them in the fridge and they were even better.

Bubble Tape

I'm now realizing gum was fuckin huge in the 90's. They basically found every which way to package it and deliver it to the masses. 

Charleston Chew

Charleston Chew's were a dentist's best friend. Eating these things gave you cavities requiring fillings and then they'd rip those fillings out requiring more fillings. 


If you ever wondered what it was like to lick a sugar-flavored rock this was your candy. I never knew a kid to finish one of these. Don't let the picture mislead you. These things were the size of softballs. They always just seemed to look awesome before you got to work on them then it was just trying to keep lint and shit from getting on them. 

Push Pops

These were great. Pop the top, few licks, put the cap back on and save it for later.

Giant Pixy Stix

These things were great because they didn't fuck around and got right to the point. How do I ingest as much sugar as fast as possible? By sucking it down a giant straw. These were most likely discontinued due to diabetes and ADHD. 

What did I miss? (and don't tell me candy buttons)