The Reel Life: Save the candy edition
12 Apr 2018
But for 2018? It's the Necco Wafer Panic.
Since the Boston Globe ran a story that Necco could potentially shut down mid-April if the struggling company didn't find a buyer, there's been an increase in demand for a candy that's otherwise ignored year-round. (To its credit, Necco does make the ubiquitous and saccharine Valentine's Day favorite: candy hearts.)
Sales data from CandyStore.com says that Necco's overall sales increased by more than 50% in the days after the article ran. Wafer sales specifically jumped by 63%. ABC News reported that a woman in Florida offered her 15-year-old car in exchange for a company's wafer inventory, which sounds fair.
Nothing to stoke desire like the threat of something disappearing forever —- even if that something is, quite frankly, pretty gross.
Unfortunately, there is a sad aspect to this story, and it's that hundreds could potentially lose their jobs. Someone, please buy this company, if not for the candy, then for the people.
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Tiger's Claw introductory bonus
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