They are an updated version Grateful Dead* - Blues For Allah Victorian-era Conversation Lozenges. The sweets are suitable for either chewing or sucking. On chewing the sweet quickly disintegrates into a powderystarchy consistency.
Love Hearts currently come in six flavours, each associated with a colour listed from weakest to strongest flavour :. The sweets are small and circular, approximately 19 millimetres 0.
Both sides are embossed with a decoration, the rear with a large outline of a heart and the front with the message within an outline of a heart. On the front of the sweet the embossing is highlighted with a red colouring.
The main body of the sweet is coloured in one of the 6 colours: white, yellow, orange, green, purple or red. Especially for the darker red and purple colourings this colouring is somewhat blotchy. There are many different messages which can be found on the front of the sweet, most of which are love-related. The message is written in capitals in a sans serif font of varying size. The font is scaled and sometimes stretched out of proportion to fit the available space. There are many messages it is uncommon to find more than 3 repeats in a packet of These include:.
Most messages are written in simple horizontal, centrally aligned, lines. There are some exceptions to this rule, including the phrase "I Surrender", where the word surrender has been written in an arc around the lower inside edge of the heart outline.
Wayne and Coleen Rooney had personalised sweets made for their wedding in the summer of  which read "Wayne and Coleen". The first special edition had been issued in to celebrate Princess Diana 's wedding.
These sweets first appeared in packs Mrs. Sweet Cool Heart (Single Version) - Jawad Jawad - Mrs. Sweet Cool Heart September Love Hearts are packaged and typically sold in tubular packs of 20 which are in turn boxed in packs of 50 for wholesale. The packaging is a clear plastic wrap twisted at both ends wrapped in a paper label. Alternative package sizes are available under special circumstances, such as the "silver love heart" competition, where the packet size was temporarily increased.
Different sizes have also been released, including giant and small Love Hearts. The label depicts the phrase "Love Hearts" bordered by two rows of stylised love hearts. It also carries a barcodean ingredients list and the best before date. The sweets on the label currently carry Mrs. Sweet Cool Heart (Single Version) - Jawad Jawad - Mrs. Sweet Cool Heart messages:.
The shelf life indicated by the best before date is approximately a year and a half. Production of Love Hearts began in26 years after the formation of Swizzels Ltd. During the Blitz in production relocated to a disused textile mill in New MillsDerbyshirewhere it has stayed to this day. Production of Love Hearts has changed little sincealthough has become more mechanised and less labour-intensive.
The production is a pressed tablet method, similar to many pharmaceutical products see tablet for the medicine production process. UK supermarket Asda produce a brand of sweets called 'Whatevers', in the style of Love Hearts, but with a range of British colloquial terms.
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