And you wonder why I bike! Good news for sugar junkies. Many of us welcome the news from The Today show, alerting us that sweet Necco Wafers are soon to be back. (see my prior somewhat related post relating to another childhood sweet confection – Twinkies: CLICK HERE)
If you've been craving the classic candy known as Necco Wafers, for the past two years, you've been out of luck. Amazon doesn't have them. Ebay might — for a price — but bear in mind that any rolls would be at least two years old.
I am, I am, I am, in fact I commented just the other day how I missed Neccos while standing in the drug store checkout line, which I also refer to as ‘the gauntlet’ – as in you have to run the gauntlet of impulse candies that tug at you while you wait to check out. I will admit – temptation resisted – for me its Neccos or Nada. But as the article reveals:
Soon, that's about to change.
When will we see Necco Wafers back in stores? In just a few days!
This week, in an exclusive interview with TODAY Food, Kirk Vashaw, the chairman and CEO of Spangler Candy, revealed that fresh rolls of Necco Wafers are set to hit store shelves in just a few days.
But here is a caution:
There might be a slight difference in taste with the chocolate wafer, though. "Connoisseurs may notice a slightly richer taste to the cocoa," he explained. "It's the same flavor, but we use a slightly different process. To our palate, it brings out the flavor a bit differently."
But there was no plan to "improve" on what already, for fans, is perfection. "Candy is a simple joy in life and it's a simple reward," said Vashaw. "People want the same thing they remember as a kid. That's the beauty of candy — nostalgia."
It may have been two years, but I'm trusting that I will have the experienced knowledge to taste any difference.
I will allowed a measured resumption of Neccos as a reward for otherwise good dietary practice – and for making mileage and time goals on my bike.
|Photo credit - from the official Today Show article post|