This is rather funny too... Being a native New Englander, I have a soft spot for candies made by NECCo (New England Candy Co), including Conversation Hearts, Necco Waffers, Canada Mints, Sky Bars, etc. My husband has a complete and utter hatred of anything produced by this company and thinks it's just another stubborn, ridiculous tendency of New Englanders; CLAIMING to like candy that is terrible just because it's local and a tradition.
As a side note: Jim also thinks living in New England at all is a result of our pure stubborn tendencies. I say that it is a rugged and beautiful landscape, deserving respect and awe. I wax poetic over pristine snow covered forests, or the sun setting behind purple hued mountains... he bitches about potholes (or "Frost Heaves"), shoveling, and humidity. I point out that while the winters are harsh, it just proves what a strength of body and will it would have taken settlers to carve a life out of my granite filled state. Suffice to say, I am a staunch adherent to my home state's motto of "Live free or die"... Jim says I'm just a stubborn Irish wench, unwilling to accept either change or outsiders. (a.k.a. A Stubborn Yankee Bitch.)
To retaliate, I make fun of him because his Scottish family decided to be adventuresome and "head west" at some point, but got lazy on the road and decided Illinois was "good enough". I also point out that the ability to see the Earth curve away from you in the middle of dead empty brown corn fields, is not in fact beautiful, but is rather so depressing that it makes one wish to cut ones own wrists, just to see some color. He stubbornly refuses to accept this. (Lousy Sheep-Shagging Scot) This all may be why we moved to Kentucky this year...
Anyways, back to the story at hand, the NECCo company has decided to release a slightly updated version of the conversation heart, in honor of the DVD release of Twilight. They will make a softer, sparkly version of the hearts, with phrases like "Bite Me" and "Soul Mate" on them... in new flavors that include "tempting apple". Here's the story from the Boston Herald:http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1145438
Now the question is, is a lifetime of servitude with a box of *sparkly* apple flavored conversation hearts?