Throwback Thursday: Remember Necco Wafers?

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Do You Remember Necco Wafers?

 

Necco World Headquarters in Revere, MA

 

I do. Takes me back a few years, though, as I haven't had them since I was a kid!

 

I was in Boston on business for CRS and was driving from Boston Logan Airport to the Portland ME area. Driving through Revere MA on Route 1, just north of the airport, I went past the Necco World Headquarters and HAD to stop and grab a photo. Did you know Necco Wafers have been around since 1847? And do you remember the 8 flavors in each roll?

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Lottie Kendall
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I hadn't seen your post, Jeff, but commented on the one Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 posted as a result of reading yours.

I used to play "holy communion" with Necco wafers! The question is: was I a dork, or was I wise to find a way to eat multiple wafers? 

Dec 02, 2016 09:03 AM #17
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Oh yes, I remember these. My sisters and I would get a roll and divide them equally among all 7 of us.  I liked the chocolate one.

Dec 02, 2016 10:39 AM #18
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Rebecca Lewis
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The chocolate ones were by far the best flavor. Kids today just don't appreciate them like we did. Had no idea they were around so long, maybe that's why they were so chalky

 

Dec 02, 2016 11:12 AM #19
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I was trying to remember and I finally did after I saw Fred's picture!

Dec 02, 2016 11:40 AM #20
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Sorry Jeff Dowler I don't recall them, but it seems many other Rainers remember them!

Dec 02, 2016 12:13 PM #21
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  - well that's why it's Throwback Thursday, and it's OK. dates lots of us. LOL

Thanks for sharing the photo Fred Griffin  I loved them and remember them at the movies, too.

Larry Johnston There's quite a bit of history, isn't there? I didn;t know the company was that old til I looked it up

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 12:18 PM #22
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Hi Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900  - funny how so many people seem to remember them or have liked them. I checked the flavors - you are right for all except purple is clove - sort of an odd flavor IMO

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 12:19 PM #23
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Patricia Feager  - I'm glad Fred posted the pic - I think it jogged many memories. I'm sure there around I just haven't paid attention to them. Now I will have to look, and maybe try them for old time's sake - it's been decades!! LOL

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 12:30 PM #24
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They were, or are, an interesting candy James Dray . I didn't remember all the flavors until I looked it up

Neat, Gabe Sanders  Guess I didn't know, or forgot, you lived in that area

Iconic indeed Sally K. & David L. Hanson . I loved Pez and all the different dispensers! And do you remember the dot candies on paper?

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 12:33 PM #25
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The remembrances of tastes past, Jeff...never a great fan of them but many were!

Dec 02, 2016 12:49 PM #26
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Hi Jeff - I remember those from when I was a kid at the Saturday matinees - they had a weird dusty taste, but you got a lot of them - I think they were a dime. Haven't seen them since then.

Dec 02, 2016 01:57 PM #27
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Sheila Anderson  - I couldn't recall all the flavors myself except for the chocolate and licorice (not a fan of licorice)

They were definitely chalky Michael Jacobs . I don't think that bothered me as a kid but it would now.

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 02:24 PM #28
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I've seen that logo but have never had the wafers themselves.  I was a weird kid, never really into sweets 

Dec 02, 2016 02:40 PM #29
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Jeff,  I remember them.  I was never a fan of them.  If I had the quarter, or whatever it was back then, to get candy, it would have been another choice. 

Dec 02, 2016 03:12 PM #30
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Hi Lottie Kendall  - that's pretty funny (the holy communion part, that is). I imagine all sorts of ganes got played with these things

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  - good thing there were a lot of them in each package if you had to share!

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 03:54 PM #31
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Rebecca Lewis  - chocolate was my favorite, too (and I remain a chocoholic!). I have no clue the last time I had them...decades!

Anna Banana Kruchten  - I'm glad Fred Griffin  DID share them. I should have since I suspected it would help with the memories!

Lisa Von Domek  - who knows, maybe you never had them!

Jeff

Dec 02, 2016 04:02 PM #32
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I have never heard of these before. Maybe we are a bit isolated in Oklahoma.

Dec 02, 2016 09:01 PM #33
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I remember them but preferred Junior Mints when we went to the Saturday matinees.

 

Dec 03, 2016 11:26 PM #34
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Ginny Gorman  - Probably an acquired taste for some.

Dick Greenberg  - they certainly had a unique flavor and chalkiness. I think you're right on about the cost.

John Meussner  - probably better for you that way!

Kathleen Daniels  - I sorta liked them but had other favorites!

Jeff

Dec 04, 2016 07:54 AM #35
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Joe Pryor  - who knows?! I hadn't thought about them, or seen them as I recall, in many years. Not sure how popular they really are these days

I LOVE Junior Mints Diana Zaccaro 

Jeff

Dec 04, 2016 07:55 AM #36
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