New England Confectionary Company

Did you know that the letters in NECCO (as in NECCO wafers candy) stood for something? I was communing with a roll of the thin wafers last evening before bed (a fine way to go to sleep; belly full of sugar) when I happened to read the wrapper: New England Confectionary Company... Well now it's ruined for me! It actually stands for something. It's not just a cute little name someone thought up in an advertising meeting that lasted long into the night. *sigh* Oh well. It's nice that they shortened New England Confectionary Company down to NECCO. And they taste good too.

Do you know what their flavors are?

My guesses: white-cinnamon, pink-spearmint(counterintuitively), green-wintermint?, yellow-banana(maybe), beige-clove, dark blue-licorice, orange-orange (in a surprise move by the flavor department). (Check my answers against the website. [hint: scroll down to eight original flavors question] Hmm, not very good! I forgot chocolate!)

If you haven't had a NECCO, go out and buy a roll. They really are the strangest little things, but oh-so-good.

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Blogger Tara said...

Damnit, why does everything have to mean anything?

I always liked the chocolate Necco wafers the best. I won't accept any other flavor.

15/9/06 09:12  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

What does the O stand for?

15/9/06 10:42  
Blogger k_sra said...

O stands for Ompany.

15/9/06 10:54  
Blogger k_sra said...

I feel like somebody should try to use the word of the day (see side bar). I won't be atrabilious if you don't, but it would be nice, is all... (pouty face)

15/9/06 10:59  
Anonymous AO said...

Reminds me of an article I read a few years ago (searching… ah, here it is). It says that the Necco Wafer is the oldest product in America, some of the machines that make them have been operating since the 1920s, the same machines make those Valentine message hearts, and Admiral Byrd took them to the South Pole.

15/9/06 11:14  
Blogger honestus said...

This just in...

M&M/Mars Company officials are rumored to be quite atrabilious as forecasts expect profits and sales to have taken a sudden drop. The unexpected turn of events has brought clamor and joy to the New England Confectionary Company Ompany who has seen a sudden spike in sales after an international blogger posted her fond affection for the Original American Classic wafer.

One NECCO lover whooped with a mouth full, "I love 'em. Their filled with Sugar, Corn Syrup, Flavoring and Chocolate! I just can't stop!"

More reports to follow...

15/9/06 12:04  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

One commenter commented "They're the most fun you can have with just a bqotr*."

bqotr = bi-quarter, 12.5 cents.

(oh wait, that side bar)

15/9/06 13:48  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Other atrabilious blogers quickly became yssiiv* as NECCOs are only available for a bqotr at rare 2-for-a-quarter sales.

*yssiiv, atrabilious in a redundant sort of way

15/9/06 13:52  
Blogger honestus said...

Did ya know?

... the NECCO Candy Company also makes:

* Sweethearts Conversation Hearts
* Mary Jane peanut butter kisses
* Clark Bar candy bars
* Sky Bar candy bars
* Mighty Malts
* Squirrel Nut Caramels
* and Candy House Candy Buttons

15/9/06 14:05  
Blogger El Duderino said...

Necco Wafer post and no mention of playing Mass? When we were kids we would hold a Necco wafer up to a sibling and intone "The body of Christ" and place it on their tongue. My dad, the Pope's self appointed representative in N. America, would yell at us to cut it out. I have soft spot for these candies, but in truth they're kinda lame.

20/2/07 14:18  
Blogger k_sra said...

Couldn't play mass as a child, Duder, I wasn't Catholic then. Amn't Catholic now, but I know what Mass is. Your father was right to yell. Transubstantiation is no laughing matter.

(DUDE, why are you the only one who writes on your blog?)

20/2/07 14:42  

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