NECCO Announces Newest Member of Wafer Family

Revere, MA, June 25, 2013 (Virtual Press Office) - The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) is very pleased to announce the newest member of the iconic NECCO wafer family: Tropical Wafers. Available in strawberry, mango, coconut, lime, passion fruit, and banana, these new wafers put a tropical twist on the classic roll of NECCO Wafers. They are sure to pack some breezy sweetness with every crunch and are the perfect complement to that summer getaway.

Since their introduction by Oliver Chase and his lozenge cutter in 1847, NECCO Wafers have been a mainstay on the American candy market. Wafers have travelled from the North to the South Poles with daring explorers, and they even fought alongside American soldiers in World War II. Tropical Wafers represent yet another exciting journey in the wafer’s history, and this one promises to be the sweetest.

To satisfy that sweet tooth and be a part of the wafer’s newest journey, purchase a roll of the new Tropical Wafers at your local store or from

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ABOUT: NECCO (New England Confectionery Company) is the oldest continuously operating candy company in the United States. Known for our namesake candy, NECCO Wafers, our seasonal Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, and brands such as the Clark Bar and Haviland Thin Mints. NECCO dates its origins to Chase and Company, a company founded by brothers Oliver R. and Silas Edwin Chase in 1847. Having previously invented and patented the first American candy machine, the Chase brothers continued to design and create machinery that made assortments of candy, such as their popular sugar wafers.

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Brian Chalifour
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