Necco manufactured candy in Cambridge for over 70 years. Novartis redecorated the water tower with its own logo atop the building near Central Square.

Necco manufactured candy in Cambridge for over 70 years. Novartis redecorated the water tower with its own logo atop the building near Central Square.

Necco Wafers are a candy wafer made by the United States-based New England Confectionery Company (Necco). Necco Wafers were first produced in 1847 and are considered by Necco to be its core product.

Necco Wafers are a candy wafer made by the United States-based New England Confectionery Company (Necco). Necco Wafers were first produced in 1847 and are considered by Necco to be its core product.

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...well, not ALL 8 flavors are delicious--the chocolate and licorice flavors can take a hike, but those purple clove ones?  NOW those are worth buying the whole pack for.  I still buy these every year to put in the kids' shoes on New Year's Eve (what? Santy Bogus doesn't come to your house on New Year's Eve and leave candy in the shoes by the fireplace?  This must be a southern mountain thing.)

...well, not ALL 8 flavors are delicious--the chocolate and licorice flavors can take a hike, but those purple clove ones? NOW those are worth buying the whole pack for. I still buy these every year to put in the kids' shoes on New Year's Eve (what? Santy Bogus doesn't come to your house on New Year's Eve and leave candy in the shoes by the fireplace? This must be a southern mountain thing.)

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Vintage Art Deco NECCO CANDIES Country Store, Counter / Display Jar with Lid

Vintage Art Deco NECCO CANDIES Country Store, Counter / Display Jar with Lid

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Vintage Christmas Ad ~ Necco Wafers ~ Used to love to get these from a little candy store by the park in the town both sets of my Grandparents lived in.

Vintage Christmas Ad ~ Necco Wafers ~ Used to love to get these from a little candy store by the park in the town both sets of my Grandparents lived in.

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These have such a distinctive taste - - I guess they have a light cornstarch coating to keep them from sticking?  We used to fight over who got the chocolate ones!

These have such a distinctive taste - - I guess they have a light cornstarch coating to keep them from sticking? We used to fight over who got the chocolate ones!

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