Love Hearts Seem to Conquer All

Classic Love Hearts Candy

"Be mine", "All yours" and "I love you", are some of the sweet messages that grace these little candies. You just can't eat these without smiling and feeling the love, especially if your sweetheart happens to intentionally share them with you! 

Love Hearts at Candy District

Love Hearts Candy Rolls were introduced in 1954, and have been tugging on our heart strings ever since!

Swizzles Matlow Factory

Love Hearts are made by the confection manufacturer ,Swizzels Matlow Ltd. The factory is located along the Upper Peak Forest Canal Way which came to be in 1794. People claim that they enjoy the sweet aromas in the air as they pass by the factory. Maybe somehow, and so romantically, they create that love is in the air feeling! 
Love Hearts are made by using 8 tonnes of pressure. They say this is comparable to about 6 giraffes. That's a lot of pressure! These special candies are embossed with their sweet messages in edible ink which is a secret only known by Swizzles Matlow.
Love Hearts, since they are so ideal for sharing, used to generously give away free packages of them that were attached to the popular comic book covers in the 1960's Beano and Dandy comics.
In the 1970's, Swizzles launched a product called "Happy Bits".  These were similar to Love Hearts but shared messages that were hippie like and flower powered. Some of the messages were "Ban War" and "Keep Faith".
princess-diana-love-hearts
In 1991, Princess Diana came to visit the Swizzles Matlow factory. The company then produced a limited edition of Love Hearts to commemorate her visit.
The messages on Love Hearts went through a transition in the 1990's as the company wanted to be able to appeal to the younger generation. So they tried to add some modern phrases such as, " page me", "fax me", and "text me". These messages were not as popular and were dropped a few years later when the use of pagers and fax machines became much less popular.
Loving Couples at Love Hearts Factory
The Swizzles Matlow factory is also as "the factory of love", as 122 employees have met and found love while working on the line. How very fitting, Love Hearts seem to conquer all!
Posted by Candy Queen on 26 April, 2016 Candy Tales | 0 comments
Previous post Next Post

Comments

Leave a comment

Stay in touch

CandyDistrict.com

Canada's #1 Online Candy Store

info@candydistrict.com

Fresh Candy Shipped Fast across Canada and the USA!

Latest posts

  • Top 10 Candies from the 1970's
    Top 10 Retro Candies from the 1970's

    Retro Candies from the 1970's are very cool! The 1970's were an intense time. The start of new attitudes from the 1960's grew even stronger throughout the 1970's decade. The fight for equality continued, there were urban riots and anti-war protests.... Read more →

  • Top 10 Candies from the 1960's
    Top 10 Retro Candies from the 1960's

    Candy was groovy in the 1960's There were many ups and downs during the 1960's decade. The Vietnam War was in motion, and civil rights protests were a common occurrence. A social rebellion was on the agenda for many, and... Read more →

  • Top 10 Candies from the 1950's
    Top 10 Retro Candies from the 1950's

    Sweet Retro Candy from a Simpler Time The simpler time of the 1950's, it's sweet nostalgia still seems to beckon us. An idyllic time when life seemed much less complicated. The Great Depression was becoming a faint memory, and the economy... Read more →