Everybody loves Love Hearts, don’t they? Those little fizzy sweets with a little message in red text embossed on the side and surrounded with a heart are just as popular today as they always have been. The sweets were made in different pastel colours, although I think they all had the same flavour – I certainly couldn’t tell any noticeable difference between them anyway.
It was the messages that were the best thing though. You couldn’t eat a Love Heart without reading what the message was first, which was normally something like “LOVE YOU” or “CUTE BOY” or “BE MINE”. For todays modern world they’ve apparently also added some more slogans written in SMS Text Speak, like “LUV U 24/7″, and even regional versions of the sweets, though I believe this was a Valentine’s Day special edition. For example, the Scottish packs featured “BONNIE LASS” as one of the messages!
The sweets have become so engrained in peoples minds now that the manufacturers, Swizzels Matlow (also creators of the Parma Violet) have even created a dedicated Love Hearts website. Here you can buy a wide range of Love Hearts merchandise, including personalised packets for weddings and other special occasions. There is even a little trinket box lined with red satin and containing a single sweet with the message “MARRY ME” on the side, perfect for those wishing to get engaged, although I suspect your intended would like it more if there was a ring inside as well.
It doesn’t end there though, as Firebox have a Silver Love Heart that says “I LOVE YOU” on one side, and the other side can be engraved with your own personal message. There’s also several different Love Heart pendants available, which can be purchased from Amazon (follow the link at the end of this post for details). With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, perhaps one of these might solve the problem of what to buy for your sweetheart this year?