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A new meaning to sweet nothings

If you are looking for Sweethearts for this Valentine’s Day, you probably had a fruitless search. Necco, the company that made the sugary conversation hearts, has shut its factory.

Candystore.com says the hearts have been the most popular candies on Valentine’s Day, overtaking those heart-shaped boxes of candy. There are other conversation hearts, such as Brachs, but Necco’s product rated first in the group.
SweetHearts Candy Facts CandyStore.comSource: CandyStore.com

There was a report in the Wall Street Journal that some candy stores got ahead of the curve and ordered up to a thousand pounds and are now rationing them.

Conversation hearts ranked first in Florida for popularity among 2018 Valentine’s Day candy, followed by heart shaped boxes of candy and chocolate roses, CandyStore.com reports.

Hoffman’s Chocolates, which is based in Greenacres in Palm Beach County, does have heart shopped boxes of chocolates but also has other more creative offerings.  Among the products at its eight South Florida stores are a box of six Valentine’s Oreos and a sweet chocolate stiletto.

It’Sugar, a Deerfield Beach-based candy company with 12 local stores, lists chocolate roses among its more popular offerings.

Here are the details:

Giant Gummy Lips ($14.99) A giant gummy kiss weighing in at over 2 pounds.

Milk Chocolate Roses ($2) No worries about buds not opening or wilting here.

Treat Yo’ Self Gift Box ($40) Nine re-sealable pouches filled with your favorite candies: gumballs, strawberry puffy puffs, gummy bears, chocolate nonpareils, sour worms, sour rainbow strips, gummy worms, licorice wheels, and peach rings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.