Angela Gunn reminds me that it’s nearly Valentine’s Day. No, it’s not like that. She’s complaining about this year’s crop of Necco hearts.
There’s a lot to complain about, apparently. Necco says they sell 8 billion candy hearts between January 1 and Valentine’s Day. You want a customized message? You’d better like it a lot, because you’ll need to buy a whole production run: 3500 pounds of hearts. For that money, at least you get to specify up to 80 phrases (two lines of four characters, max, which is a little limiting, but not impossible), or about 43 pounds per phrase.
I think I’ll just get chocolate.