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Heres Why Candy Fans Are Suddenly Running Out and Hoarding Necco Wafers
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Hey, Necco wafer fans, can we get a show of hands? We know you’re out there somewhere.

Welp, we have some sad news for you: The Necco candy company might be going under. And FYI, at 171 years, Necco wafers are basically the oldest candy in the U.S. (Whoa.)

According to The Wall Street Journal, sales have gone up a whopping 63 percent since the news hit. Fans of the, ahem, chalky candy are buying in bulk and stockpiling. Smart, because they’ll probably last forever.

If a buyer for the company can’t be found within the next few months, the nostalgic and, let’s face it, divisive candy might be gone for good. Real talk: What does this mean for conversation hearts? We actually kind of like those.

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