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 😉
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.
OH YOU KID
MY, SUCH EYES
TELL ME HOW
YOU ARE LATE
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.