Brach’s Conversation Hearts Are Here to Save Valentine’s Day
SweetHeart isn’t producing the hearts this year, but Brach’s has no shortage of this classic candy.
You’ve seen the news that conversation hearts aren’t available this year, but that only applies to the candy produced by SweetHeart—Brach’s makes basically the same product, and there’s no shortage of this brand of hearts. Brach’s issued a statement this week assuring the public that there would be more than enough conversation hearts to go around, so all is well in the world of Valentine’s Day candy.
SweetHeart conversation hearts have been a Valentine’s Day staple since 1866, and it was announced earlier this year that their hearts won’t be available in 2019 due to a transition in manufacturers. But they’re not the only brand that produces the hearts—which sparked confusion among shoppers, as they were seeing Brach’s hearts on shelves after seeing news reports that conversation hearts wouldn’t be available at all.
Brach’s conversation hearts are still widely available, so Valentine’s Day isn’t doomed after all. And, Brach’s hearts feature more modern sayings, like “Adorbz,” “BFF,” and “Text Me.” This year, the classic flavors of apple, wintergreen, banana, orange, lemon, cherry, and grape are returning—along with new flavors like Tropical Fruit, Very Berry, and Sweet and Sour.
Brach’s is owned by Ferrara Candy Company—the same company that produces Candy Corn, Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and Butterfinger.
If you’re not a fan of the traditional conversation hearts, try Sour Patch’s new sour-then-sweet take on the candy, or Oreo’s new Valentine’s Day cookies that feature stamped messages like “XOXO Oreo” and “Dear Cupid, Send Oreo” on the outer cookies.