But have you ever had Necco Wafers?
My kids didn’t even know what they were.
That’s why I was so excited when I had the opportunity to be one of the first people to send an email to Necco Wafers and tell them that I would LOVE review their product (that has gone ALL Natural), in exchange they sent me a bag of Necco Wafers to share with my family and friends.
What are Necco Wafers?
Did you know Necco Wafers have been around since 1847, and very little has changed about them in over a century and a half, other than the price, until now. Necco Wafers are now All Natural, making them the largest mass-produced candy line in the U.S. to shed artificial flavoring and colors.
This means that all NECCO Wafers are fat-free, gluten-free and nut-free and now NO High Fructose Corn Syrup as well as artificial colors and flavors
Each assorted wafer roll contains a combination of the seven flavors and colors: lemon (yellow), orange (orange), clove (purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink), licorice (black) and chocolate (brown). **Lime(green) was eliminated when they went All Natural -”Green, one of eight original wafer colors, was too hard to duplicate in the all-natural process. It seems the lime flavor could be reproduced naturally, but the color lacked consistency so it was scrapped.”
I have been a fan of Necco Wafers since child hood, they were a favorite candy of my mom’s. Now as an adult I have a new reason to love them. I like the fact that besides being All Natural, it’s also a fat free candy. The bag that was sent to us contained 23 rolls of nine in original flavors. (The calorie count for each roll is 50 with 0 g total fat) After eating one roll, my sweet tooth was satisfied! I like to suck on them for a bit, so one roll lasted me the better part of the afternoon. I got to enjoy a delicious treat without the guilt. I also love that each wafer is packed full of flavor! The chocolate only packs were Sunshine’s favorite!
We passed out some to Trick-or-Treaters! So hopefully we introduced some more kids to this wonderful treat!
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check out the Necco website here and see how Necco’s are made!
Twilight Fans – have you seen Necco’s Twilight Sweethearts?! I’ve picked up a few boxes at Walgreens to snack on when we go to the Midnight premier of New Moon on Nov 20th!
Got a Necco wafer story? Did you eat them as a kid?