Elsewhere and several years ago, I wrote about my disappointment with the changes to the Sweethearts brand conversation hearts. Their product had always been my favorite Valentine's treat. I loved the flavors and the satisfying crunch of the Sweethearts conversation hearts (you're not actually going to crack a tooth, but there's a sort of edgy pleasure to the bite) UNTIL they innovated with some new flavors (and colors--garish blue) that did not appeal to me at all. I felt betrayed.
Since then, I have boycotted Sweethearts brand and made do with the unoffensive flavor but inferior texture of the Brach's brand conversation hearts.
Imagine my delight when I spotted the 150th Anniversary "Classic Edition" bag of Sweethearts at Walgreens. They went immediately into my basket and were tested as soon as my daughter and I got in to the Odyssey. The same deliciously crunchy conversation hearts you may fondly remember from your childhood are back.
I wish I could report on whether the messages on the hearts are vintage, contemporary, or a mix, but I haven't read a single heart. Just crunched. Sort of a one-sided conversation, but I heart that sometimes.