Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Necco Wafers

Remember these? When I first heard that Necco was looking for people to review their all-natural candies I was excited to be able to share one of my childhood favorites with my kids. These simple crunchy and suckable candies remind me of my trick-or-treating days and I thought it would be fun to share these with trick-or-treaters coming to our door.

We received a bag of the traditional wafers and a couple junior sized packages of the chocolate ones. We all tried the chocolate ones and agreed they were "different" and tasty. When the 4 chocolate rolls were gone, the kids asked for more. They wanted to open the bag. I should have paid attention to the flavors. The original flavors of cinnamon, wintergreen and licorice are quite strong and the kids spit them out saying they were too "spicy." With disappointment on their faces. they set down the rolls and walked away. I don't remember them being this flavorful. Or maybe we just stuck to other flavors as a kid. I, on the other hand, am delighted to have the bag to myself. It's like having a variety pack of mints in my purse. It could possibly be my best weight loss product this holiday season. When desiring something sweet, I can enjoy a (junior) roll of these instead of grabbing a candy bar from the Halloween stash. They last for quite some time offering full flavor all along.
Here's some fun Necco Facts
*1947~A young English Immigrant by the name of Oliver Chase invents the first candy machine, a lozenge maker, and Necco Wafers were born
*Necco Wafers have regained popularity in recent years with consumers seeking non-fat treats.
*Necco produces approximately 4 billion wafers each year. If the wafers were placed side by side, they would wrap around the world...twice.
*Fans of Necco wafers have used them for additional purposes such as poker chips, practice for first communions, and bulls-eyes for target practice.

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