Necco Wafers are the delicious chocolate treat that have stood the test of time. These beloved cookies have been around for nearly two centuries, and they've stood by our side throughout the Civil War, World War II, and the Great Depression. These tasty wafers bring a feeling of nostalgia for many who grew up indulging on them as a special treat. Fortunately, chocolate Necco Wafers recently came back after being unavailable!
Necco Wafers were created by Oliver Chase, an English immigrant, who invented a lozenge cutting machine that he used to make the wafers. These wafers were called "hub wafers" throughout the Civil War, and they were popular among Union soldiers. In 1901, Chase's company merged with two others to create the New England Confectionery Company or Necco, which was based in Massachusetts. During World War II, the government ordered that Necco produce the wafers for the American soldiers fighting overseas. This increased their sales and resulted in many faithful customers who remembered the joy and comfort of having a piece of home while at war.
Necco Candy Wafers have been enjoyed by the public ever since their creation back in the 1840's, except for a break between 2018 and 2020. Every roll of Necco Wafers has eight original flavors; lemon, lime, orange, clove, cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice, and chocolate. These popular wafers contain sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, gums, coloring and flavoring.
The Return of Chocolate Necco Wafers!
After three years, the favorite candy of many has come back, ready to continue bringing joy and indulgence in the form of chocolatey goodness. Spangler Candy Company brought back the original assorted roll of Necco Wafers in 2020, and chocolate lovers everywhere then eagerly awaited the revival of the chocolate flavor. As stated by Diana Eschhofen, Spangler's director of corporate communication, the high demand for the Chocolate Roll started as soon as the original wafers became available to the public.
The Chocolate Roll of Necco Wafers are back new and improved, due to "a minor improvement made in the cooking process" that creates "a richer cocoa flavor." This makes their return even sweeter, especially for those looking for a classic treat to add to their chocolate stash. To enjoy your own Chocolate Necco Wafers, check out SpanglerCandy.com for 24 count trays, Amazon, or buy them at certain retailers. There's nothing like a chocolatey blast from the past!