Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blicky Kitty Tours the Sweethearts Factory

Mao baby you are just driving my traffic up and up and up. My RSS feed is so into your mailbox. You are making my discreet page views go wild.

Blicky are you hitting on the blogosphere? That is completely inappropriate! We're not celebrating that kind of Valentine's Day! Today I've planned an edifying tour of the Necco candy factory in nearby Revere, Massachusetts.

Mao.zzzzzzz

OK Blick, you can just stay home and finish your bath then. These things have been my favorite candy since I was little and I was delighted to learn that they're actually a local business (New England Confectionery Company) and they make my other favorites, Mary Janes. Luckily since I'm blogging you can't see my disturbing absence of teeth.
These candies have been around in their present form since the turn of the century. Some of the 100 sayings they still include are "be mine," "kiss me," "be true" and "sweet talk." Apparently since some came in larger shapes they had room for longer sayings like "Please send a lock of your hair by return mail." or "How long do I have to wait? Pray be considerate." Starting in the 1990's they decided to update some and retire others. Hence the very popular "email me" and "fax me". This has tapped into the zeitgeist of a new generation that uses romantic faxes to express their most intimate sentiments. Apparently this year will include new sayings about the weather such as "melt my heart" and "in a fog."


I'm such a fan of the sweet and entertaining confections that I've started collecting some of the rarer ones. These are some new sayings that they've retired immediately due to a lack of commercial success:







Blicky says: Mao, really, friend me on Facebook....

Anyway, I've sent a bunch of suggestions that keep getting rejected:

RUFI ME
UR HOT THRU MY BEER GOGGLES
DON'T STALK ME
I AM EASY 2 IMPRESS

Feel free to add your own....



16 comments:

*mary* said...

I'm totally friending you on Facebook. Advertisement on candy will always work for me!

MuseSwings said...

Love those sweet little hearts! How about BLOG BABE.
I want some that say LIL CINDI on them.

Blicky Kitty said...

Yay thanks Mary! Yeah I pretty much do most things candy tells me to do...

Good one Lil Cindi!

Ann's Rants said...

You are truly hysterical, and if I didn't break up with Facebook last year, I'd friend you pronto.

I understand your Necco love, but I'm more of a sweet-tart gal myself. Feel you on the Mary Janes though. Not only for the candy but for the kick ass logo.

xo

The Self-Deprechaun said...

Sweets for a sweet? You are a hot mama! How about "Love me from afar but don't you dare violate the restraining order" MAO

CDB said...

I'm so excited to find out it's a locally owned MA company.. I've always loved these but now I'll feel justfied eating 4 lbs. Buying local! My phrases:

GIVE ME COMMENT LUV
FOLLOW ME
I HEART YOU
KISS MY BLOG

Pearl said...

"my husband's a heavy sleeper..."

No?

:-)

Pearl

steviewren said...

How about Hot Gramma? Without the question mark. An exclamation mark could be added though.

Debby said...

For Blicky Kitty:

Tomcattin'

I didn't bring my glasses to the cancer center. They had a dish of those hearts. I couldn't read them, so I held it up to the receptionist and she called out 'marry me!' and we shocked the other person in the office. We had to explain she was reading a candy, not proposing marriage.

Jeanne said...

There's a really great book, Candy Freak, by Steve Almond, about the (fewer and fewer) little family-owned candy businesses that still exist in the U.S. Glad to see one is doing well!

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh I love these suggestions. I might have to make a few more. :)

Haha Debbie, it would've been funny to say yes we've found new love together and we're finally ready.

Jeanne maybe if I read a book about candy I wouldn't crave it?

Life With Dogs said...

Killer post. You could make this a weekly joke roll...

Anna Lefler said...

How about these:

GOOGLE ME
YOU MAKE MY SITEMETER RISE
YOU'RE THE TWEETEST
U MAKE MY FEED BURN

Hmmm. Perhaps more coffee?

Happy V-Day, Blicky!

XO

Anna

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Sweetly decadent and fun!
Blicky, although I'll be away and won't be around for the Karma-thon festivities, I've already posted a Valentine's Romance script on Whose role if anyone is interested.
You can list it as http://whoseroleisitany.blogspot.
com.
Have fun and Happy Valentine's Day!

Lavinia said...

Beer Goggles? Relatively old chick? Wot a hoot! Hey Blicky I am looking forward to the Karmathon and putting the link on my blog now. Thanks so much for the visit to the candy factory, I'm about five pounds heavier than when I walked in. And no, its not cuz I've been stuffing my pockets, hee hee!

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