People Started to Hoard Necco Wafers After Hearing that the Company Might Close

Probably, for some of us, nothing can spell childhood better than Necco wafers, the delicious treats produced by New England Confectionary, a Revere-based company. Ever since people heard the sad news about the company closing, they’ve begun hoarding tons of iconic treats, with one woman from Florida offering her car in exchange for the whole stock.

Necco Wafers, Among Some of the Oldest USA Sweets

For some of you who don’t know, New England Confectionary, the company that produces Necco wafers among others is one of the oldest confectionary plant in the United States, with a history that spans roughly 200 years.

However, at the beginning of 2017, a company spokesperson announced that New England might be forced to close down shop due to financial insecurities. Keep in mind that the company’s primary market is the town of Revere.

News of the company closed down hit many of its die-hard fans who began hoarding as much candy as they can. In fact, according to a market analyst, since the company made the announcement, its sales spiked to 63%.

However, as Brian M. Arrigo, Revere’s Mayor, noted the company doesn’t have a ghost of a chance to make it past May if it doesn’t find an interested buyer. As part of the foreclosure, New England Confectionary Co. made plans to lay off approximately 400 employees by the end of May.

While this announced is filled to the brim with a mixture of sadness and fond childhood memories, Candystore.com, the company’s primary retailer, said that it had received heartfelt messages from the Necco wafers fans.

One of them that attracted the company’s attention was written by a 23-year-old woman from Florida who wanted to trade her 2003 Honda Accord for every last piece of candy they’ve had in stock. The company treated the message as a jest but nevertheless rewarded the woman with two boxes of Necco wafers.

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