Woman offers to trade car for candy wafers

Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 8:57 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

April 11, 2018

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A Florida woman really loves Necco Wafers.

23-year-old Katie Samuels says she has childhood memories of pretending the candies were communion at her grandmother's home.

The Boston Globe reports Samuels reached out to candy wholesaler Candystore.com to offer her 2003 Honda Accord for all of their stock. Candystore.com did not accept the offer in what they're calling "The Great Necco Wafer Panic," but Samuels managed to buy four dozen rolls of the wafers.

The colorful candies are made by a Massachusetts-based company that is currently at risk of shutting down. In March, Necco announced that 395 workers could be laid off if the company does not find a buyer.

Necco, which has produced the candies since 1847, says sales have jumped since the Globe first reported their financial troubles.