February 13, 2013
'You Are Gay,' 'Fax Me,' Let's Read,' and 17 More Amazing Retired Sweetheart Candy Sayings

The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.
DIG ME
HOT CHA
SAUCY BOY
GIRL POWER
OH YOU KID
WHY NOT
GROOVY
COOL DUDE
MY, SUCH EYES
FAX ME
HEP CAT
TELL ME HOW
YOU ARE LATE
1-800 CUPID
[PEACE SYMBOL]
YEAH RIGHT
OH BOY
YOU ROCK
LET’S READ
YOU ARE GAY
This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that’s: Love of My Life].
Read more. [Image: NECCO]

'You Are Gay,' 'Fax Me,' Let's Read,' and 17 More Amazing Retired Sweetheart Candy Sayings

The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.

  1. DIG ME
  2. HOT CHA
  3. SAUCY BOY
  4. GIRL POWER
  5. OH YOU KID
  6. WHY NOT
  7. GROOVY
  8. COOL DUDE
  9. MY, SUCH EYES
  10. FAX ME
  11. HEP CAT
  12. TELL ME HOW
  13. YOU ARE LATE
  14. 1-800 CUPID
  15. [PEACE SYMBOL]
  16. YEAH RIGHT
  17. OH BOY
  18. YOU ROCK
  19. LET’S READ
  20. YOU ARE GAY

This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that’s: Love of My Life].

Read more. [Image: NECCO]

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