How Sweethearts Are Made

NECCO manufactures 8 billion Sweethearts year 'round to meet consumer demand.
Click the first image below to start a manual slideshow of how we make this wildly popular treat.

1. Combine: Sugar, corn syrup, cornstarch, flavors, gums and colors into a mixing machine. 2. Mix: The ingredients are mixed together until they turn into dough. 3. Sheeting: The dough is fed into a machine that presses the dough until it is flat. 4. Cut and Stamp: The sayings are applied on the dough. The machine cuts the dough into hearts. 5. Dry: The hearts go through a drying tunnel for about 30 minutes. 6. Blend: The six different flavors are mixed together. 7. Pack: The hearts are packaged into bags and boxes.