Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means conversation hearts are on store shelves. The question is: Why do we keep buying the tasteless candy?
Valentine’s Day is a little less than a month away, which means the stores are already stocked with valentines, chocolates, and boxes of the dreaded conversation hearts. Yes, I said it! Why do we still buy these? Why do we still eat them?
And we do buy them. According to CandyStore.com, 19 million pounds are sold each year. Except for last year. What happened in 2019? Sweethearts, the brand that makes the most popular conversation hearts, was purchased by Spangler and it needed last year to set up production.
You know what that means, right? This year, they’re back! They won’t be in as many stores and a lot of the hearts won’t have any text on them at all, but they will be at most drug stores. Why couldn’t we take 2019 as the godsend it was and just stop making them altogether?!
Why do we need chalky, dusty, and tasteless candy for a day about love? Surely, there are better ways to say “Love You” or “Be Mine” than on a gross heart-shaped candy. We can do better, right?
And even if we just save these for kids, why do kids have to suffer choking down a chalky candy when there are so many better options out there? Honestly, Smarties taste better than these and that’s saying something. You don’t see anyone giving out Necco wafers for Halloween which is pretty much what a conversation heart is, so why give them to kids for Valentine’s Day?
Why not save the love of your life and yourself from choking these down and actually pick up something they’ll like? I’m sure they’ll thank you for it.
What are your thoughts on conversation hearts? Do you despise them? Or are you one of the five people on Earth who actually like them? Let us know in the comments below!