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Wonka Heart Breakers - 1989

Here's a look at the other, bittersweet, side of Valentine's Day.


From Willy Wonka's candy factory in 1989, this is a neat gumball machine header card. Heart Breakers are a version of jawbreakers, like Gobstoppers, but heart-shaped.


I think Wonka still puts these out for Valentine's Day, but the two sad heart mascots are long gone from the packaging. At some point (1990s?) they switched and put the Gobstoppers mascot on the boxes and bags.

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Taken on February 14, 2011