Fun Facts About Conversation Hearts
- At one time, conversation candies were made into many shapes including horseshoes, baseballs and watches
- About 8 billion hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Ariz. and back again 20 times
- The peak selling season for conversation hearts last only six weeks, but confectioners produce the candy for nearly eleven months of the year
- At least 10 new conversation heart sayings are introduced each year. Recent additions include "Yeah Right", "Call Home" and "Puppy Love"
- Each year the television game show JEOPARDY! includes questions about conversation hearts on its Valentine's Day show