Spangler Candy Company has revealed the 2022 theme for its Sweethearts Candies: Words of Encouragement.  

Fans of the candy hearts will find 16 new sayings inside this year’s boxes including, “WAY 2 GO,” “CRUSH IT” AND “HIGH FIVE”, alongside classic messages like “BE MINE,” HUG ME” and “CUTIE PIE”, available now nationwide through the Valentine’s Day season.  

The 2022 theme aims to show fans just how special they are, give their spirits a lift and allow them to say a special thank you to anyone who helped them do and become their best – from teachers, mentors and coaches, to family, friends, teammates and countless other difference-makers.     

To kick the Valentine’s Day season off on a positive note, Sweethearts will send 500 people a free box of candy hearts, along with a special card, courtesy of their admirers. Sweethearts fans can visit to nominate anyone who they feel deserves words of encouragement or has given them a boost. Nominations are now open, and winners will be selected in time to receive their candy hearts by Valentine’s Day.

“From the beginning, our candies have delighted while serving a purpose,” said Diana Eschhofen, director of corporate communications at Spangler Candy Company. “They give people a playfully affectionate way to express to friends, family, and other important people in our lives how special they are. Words of encouragement are timeless and relevant for people of all generations, just like Sweethearts Candies, which have been shared amongst family and friends for 120 years.”

Sweethearts are available for purchase in a variety of options, including five-count packs, single boxes and assorted bag sizes. Sweethearts can be found at major drug, mass, and grocery stores nationwide, both in-store and online. Boxes feature the original Sweethearts Candies colors and flavors including Wintergreen, Orange, Lemon-Lime, Blueberry, Banana, Grape and Cherry.