News People Aren't Happy About This Valentine's Day News Things will be a little less sweet this year. By Christopher Luu Christopher Luu Instagram Twitter Christopher is a Southern California-based editor and has been with InStyle since 2018. He covers all things entertainment, celebrity, and culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 23, 2019 @ 07:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Love 'em or hate 'em, Necco's Sweethearts, the conversation heart candies that come around every year for Valentine's Day, won't be available this year. CNBC reports that Necco went out of business in 2018 and that the company that's taken over manufacturing the holiday hearts, Spangler Candy Company, didn't have enough time to get the candy on shelves. "There are a lot of manufacturing challenges and unanswered questions at this point, and we want to make sure these brands meet consumer expectations when they re-enter the market," Kirk Vashaw, Spangler's chairman and CEO, said. Spangler's best-known candy is Dum Dums, so there shouldn't be any worries about them following through with the promise to bring the candy back as soon as possible. But fans are already mourning the loss. Middle school crushes and rom-com heroes are going to have to find a new way to express themselves through sugary treats. I’m Buying This New Kate Spade Bag for Valentine’s Day Because I Love Myself Diana Haronis/Getty Images 10 Kiss-Proof Lipsticks That'll Hold Up on Valentine's Day If all goes according to Spangler's plan, Sweethearts will be back in 2020 and everyone can go back to offering their crushes chalky pastel-colored candy — or just ignoring them, instead.