Friday, May 17, 2013

The Necco king!

Mr. W. is now 93 years old.

He's from Massachusetts and has been a life-long Necco Wafer lover.

He can't remember when he hasn't eaten close to a roll a day.

Necco stands for New England Confectionary Company and the wafers, it's core product, were first produced in 1847.

During the Civil War they were carried by Union soldiers and were referred to as hub wafers.

They were renamed Necco wafers in 1912.

Each roll of Necco wafers contains eight flavors: lemon (yellow), lime (green), orange (orange), clove (purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink), licorice (black) and chocolate (brown).

My favorite has always been the black.

Mr. W. doesn't have a favorite.

His daughter has a lot on her mind as his caregiver but luckily has found a local store that makes sure to keep the Necco's in stock now that Mr. W. lives with her in Florida

He currently has a plastic bag with rolls on his bedside table-it looked like at least a two week supply.

1 comment:

  1. I ate them most days, until about 17 yrs. ago. And I too loved the black. (Maybe we're manic depressives; without the rapid cycling of course. ;-)

    I can't remember for sure, but it seems to me they were about 2₵ a roll? Maybe a nickel, but not a penny more.

    I'd like a two week supply! (Have ya got any real influence with Mr. W?)


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