Not even a real candy saying, just one for Senator Menendez.

Hey, what’s wrong with “Let’s Read?” That’s kinda sexy! Now, if I had my way, every little hart-shaped candy in the White House would read, “What’s Wrong With You?” and every candy saying in Congress would say “RETIRE.” And then, of course, there’s a special candy for Sen. Menendez: “Your Money’s on the the Dresser.” But maybe that’s just me ;)

Via the Atlantic.

The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.

DIG ME
HOT CHA
SAUCY BOY
GIRL POWER
OH YOU KID
WHY NOT
GROOVY
COOL DUDE
MY, SUCH EYES
FAX ME
HEP CAT
TELL ME HOW
YOU ARE LATE
1-800 CUPID
[PEACE SYMBOL]
YEAH RIGHT
OH BOY
YOU ROCK
LET’S READ
YOU ARE GAY

This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that's: Love of My Life].

Amazingly, NECCO told me that they once toyed with a saying like PUCKER UP. But the industrial machine had a habit of printing Ps that looked a little to much like Fs. So, yeah. That was one Sweetheart that didn’t make it to market.

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  1. TX Soldier254 says:

    The perfect(Washington D.C. distributed only)Sweetheart candy: “You Are IMPEACHED”

  2. Maynard says:

    Never mind the standard Sweetheart candies; you want the Bittersweets from Despair!

  3. NeverSurrender says:

    obama’s favorite ‘”ME, MYSELF, AND I”

  4. Shifra says:

    Suggested Leftist Sweetheart Candy sayings:

    “I wanna steal ur heart. And the next election”

    And how ’bout:

    “Ur my fav Occupooper”

  5. Alain41 says:

    Sayings updated for today;

    I only have 3 STDs that Obamacare won’t treat.

    My Mom won’t let us use her car’s backseat.

    I don’t know what a date is, wanna hookup?

    Wow, you have really great big tattoos.

    Don’t worry, EBT cards are accepted at abortion clinics.

    My first grade sex counselor said to do this.

  6. engine1 says:

    “Your Money ‘s On The Dresser”…stunning…how apropos…but it’s not just Bob Menendez…how many does it really apply to? 100 + 435? + 1 + all their aids and lobbyists. DISGUSTING.

  7. Cathode Rays says:

    >>Amazingly, NECCO told me that they once toyed with a saying like PUCKER UP. But the industrial machine had a habit of printing Ps that looked a little to much like Fs.<<

    Heh, I occasionally transposed my Ps and Fs in writing, about the 5th grade or so. Nothing ever came of that :-), but I do remember a umm.. mistake. Lavoris (mouthwash) had a catchy song where they sang "pucker power." My folks gently explained that I was hearing "Pucker power" and NOT what I was singing. Looking back, I'm glad they caught it before I could sing it outside the home.

    Ah, the good old days, where one might make it half-way through childhood without hearing (or understanding) what is common punctuation these days.

  8. Patricia says:

    My heart for all of Washington “You’re Fired” or especially for Repubs “No Balls” – is that wrong?

  9. sourkraut says:

    how about…… do You Take Visa?

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