Love Hearts are a British sweet (candy) that brings back lots of memories. Our children like them, my parents like them and I must admit I like them too! But what is so special about this fizzy round sweet? Is it the sweet, chalky taste, the pastel colours or the quirky little message written on each love heart?
We like how these have become a firm favourite again in our family as our daughter loves these sweets, especially in a glass fizzy pop as it makes it even fizzier!
I like them as an ice cream sundae topping, combining the sweetness with the fizzy crunch of the love hearts is one of my favourite childhood memories!
But first here are a few interesting things that we didn’t know about Love Hearts!
- Love Hearts were originally painted by hand and were initially put in Christmas crackers!
- They have been exported internationally and translated into different languages including French and German
- Love hearts have reflected trends and changes in the language too – popular messages such as ‘page me’ or ‘fax me’ have been dropped as pagers and fax machines have made way for newer technology
- The Swizzles Matlow factory is named the ‘Factory of Love’ after 122 employees have met there and fallen in love!
Remember Love Hearts are not just for Valentines Day, so we like to pop them in our basket when we are stocking up for Halloween, Christmas or Easter.
This post was originally posted in 2014 as part of their 60th Birthday celebrations
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