Sweethearts taste like chalk. They act like chalk, too. I know because I took them to my chalkboard when I was a child. If they tasted better I might pick up a box. I love the look of them and they always tell me nice things. I wonder if they last forever like chalk. If they do I might pick some up and hot glue them to crafts. Maybe spray adhesive will protect the “candy” from bugs. Then again this might be tacky…no it is tacky. No Sweethearts this year!