When you hear the name Necco, chances are you think of the world famous wafers. the company started producing them in 1847, so we've had more than 150 years to appreciate them. The real breakthrough for Necco came in the early 20th Century when they combined with two other confectioneries to create a candy powerhouse, the New England Confectionery Company. In addition to the wafers, Necco manufactures some of the most recognizable candies on store shelves. Those pink, yellow, and blue candy buttons on wax paper? Those are from Necco. So are Mary Janes, those peanut butter and molasses taffy treats. If you've ever had a banana split chew, that's Necco as well. So is the Clark bar. But perhaps their most famous product, aside from Wafers, is their line of Sweethearts Conversation Hearts. So when you gorge on them every Valentine's Day, know that they're from one of America's oldest candy makers.