My favorite Valentine hearts are the wintergreen ones from NECCO (those are the white ones, which I pick out individually from every box before throwing the rest away).
But Kelly’s favorite hearts are the twelve kids from Fred Flare, pictured at left.
Each has their own personality, mostly illustrated by their massive and somewhat oddball eyes.
I’m especially enamored of Hank, the one with the big black eyes and bump nose, because I think he looks like those scary aliens on Unsolved Mysteries that you just knew were going to come kidnap you if you stayed up too late reading Goosebumps.
Fred Flare is sending the hearts to everyone who places an order on their website.
They really don’t have a purpose, but now that Betty & Veronica have sadly phased out of youth culture, maybe they could get their own comic book?
You can just tell that “Dapper” would be the one to get everybody in trouble.