Those little heart-shaped candies have seen some tinkering with over the years, though you wouldn't know it from a quick look-see. It's not their form, nor their ingredients (as far as we know), but rather their little printed messages which have been modified with each passing Valentine's Day to reflect the always a' changin' times.'
"Hep Cat," "Groovy," "You Rock," and the suggestive "Tell Me How" are among the phrases that have been consigned to the candy bin of history, informs The Atlantic
's Derek Thompson:
"The Sweetheart is 147 years old," he writes. "But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity."
Among the more controversial sayings now gone is "You Are Gay," which, come to think of it, doesn't exactly read like flattery to people who aren't. And it's of course nothing more than a statement of fact to those who are.
So in line with with the zeitgeist of 2013, the candies this holiday will include "Text Me" - to replace the archaic "Fax Me" - and "LOML," as in "Love of My Life."
Via the Atlantic