What Is the Flavor of Candy Conversation Hearts?


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Candy conversation hearts that are made by the candy manufacturer NECCO underwent a major flavor revision in the early 21st century, converting from more old-fashioned fruit and spice flavors to fruit flavors such as strawberry, lemon and blue raspberry. The original candies had flavors such as mint, banana and grape.

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What Is the Flavor of Candy Conversation Hearts?
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There was some backlash to NECCO's decision to update their Sweethearts candy brand with more modern, "all-natural" flavors and colors. Fans of the original candy felt the change in color and texture made the conversation hearts unpalatable. In 2010, a columnist for The Dallas Morning News called the updated flavors "either cloyingly sweet or unexpectedly tart."

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