The original candy message hearts known as 'Sweethearts' will not be available for Valentine's Day this year.

I'm not sure how, but Sweethearts were voted Michigan's favorite Valentine's Day candy. I can't imagine the kind of people that eat fist fulls of these chalky message hearts. Don't they know that there are many other candies that actually have taste?

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The NECCO company that started the Sweetheart phenomenon, sold last year and no new batch of candy hearts were made. CandyStore.com reports that the new owner, Spangler Candy, will work to have them back on shelves in 2020.

If you can't get a handle on your uncontrollable urge to eat candy hearts . . . you may have a serious problem . . . you still have a couple of options.

You can always just buy a different brands candy message hearts. I think that Brachs makes a comparable nasty, chalky candy.

If you are a stickler for tradition, you can still by Sweethearts online. The only problem is that everyone knows they are in limited supply, so the price is going up. You can find a bag of classic Sweethearts on Amazon right now for $10.

Editors Note: If you actually buy a bag of these things on Amazon for $10, you need help.