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Necco Wafers are Back after a Two Year Absence

Two years ago they shuttered the doors on the Necco Wafers factory. The company had gone bankrupt and they halted production on a candy that had been around since 1901. A part of history would be lost and it was uncertain if we would ever see them come back. Until now… Spangler purchased the Necco Wafer brand in 2018 and after a two year absence, The Original Candy Wafer will be returned to fans in the summer of 2020.

They’ve been manufacturing them for a little bit now and you should be able to find brand new packs on shelves very soon! Some stores may have them now while other shipments are due to arrive in the next few days.

Necco - The Original Candy Wafer

Stores that will sell them:

Affiliated Foods

Associated Food Stores

B.A. Sweetie Candy Company

Bartell Drug

Big Lots


Certco, Inc.

Cracker Barrel


Demoulas Supermarkets

Dollar General

Fareway Stores

Food Lion

Hannaford Brothers

HyVee Stores

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Johnvince Foods

Kinney Drug


Market Basket

Piggly Wiggly Midwest

Sherm’s Thunderbird Market

Smart & Final

Smart Foodservice

Super Value Stores

Sweeties Candy of AZ

Tops Markets

Unified Western Grocers

Urm Stores



Weis Markets

Woodman’s Market

They’ve set the disclaimer on this list saying that major drugstores will have them in June while other retailers will get theirs in July. Now we can taste an American classic once again paired with an ice cold coke. Just the way our grandparents used to eat them.

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