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Nationwide panic over Necco's rumored closing

Rumors that Necco Wafers' maker will shut down has many across the nation and here in Western New York in a panic.

EAST AURORA, NY — There is a nationwide panic over rumors that the maker of Necco Wafers might be closing.

The company is known for candies like Sweethearts, Mary Janes, Clark Bars, Canada Mints, and Necco Wafers. There are reports that if the company doesn't find a buyer soon, your favorite candies may be a thing of the past.

After hearing the news, customers started panic-buy their favorite treats. In fact, someone bought 99 packs of Necco Original Wafers from Vidler's 5 and 10 in East Aurora Tuesday.

"Over a $100 sale. Just Necco Wafers. She wiped us out, what we had of the original Necco Wafers," owner Don Vidler said.

And if you thought that was a lot, the bulk candy posted on its website that a woman contacted them offering her used Honda Accord in exchange for all of their Necco Wafers.

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