If you’ve been craving the classic candy known as Necco Wafers, for the past two years, you’ve been out of luck. Amazon doesn’t have them. Ebay might — for a price — but bear in mind that any rolls would be at least two years old.
Soon, that’s about to change.
This week, in an exclusive interview with TODAY Food, Kirk Vashaw, the chairman and CEO of Spangler Candy, revealed that fresh rolls of Necco Wafers are set to hit store shelves in just a few days.
Candace Cameron Bure Drops Spoilers for Hallmark’s ‘Aurora Teagarden’ & Reveals the Soap She Watched for 10 Years
Candace Cameron Bure began her acting career at 6 with guest roles on TV series, but she progressed quickly to a career-making role on Full House, where she played D.J. Tanner from 1987 – 1995. More recently, she took another spin in the role in Netflix’s sequel series Fuller House, but she’s also carved a niche for herself making what she guesstimates is about 25 Hallmark Channel movies. Her latest feature is a return to form, as she plays the title character in Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek on Sunday May 17 on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. She talked to Soaps.com about being “kick butt” as Aurora, yearning for a manicure, and the soap that kept her entertained for a decade.
Even in the midst of a lockdown nationwide quarantine, some actors can still find work! That includes Alicia Minshew (All My Children/One Life to Live, Kendall; Tainted Dreams, Angelica; Beacon Hill, Sara), whose new web series Quarantine began airing on April 19 on YouTube. Soaps.com chatted with her from her New York apartment about what it means to have a TV studio in your living room, how it felt to meet the original Kendall (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and whether she’d consider doing another soap.
Interview: Courtney Hope on B&B’s Knockout Cliffhanger, Boyfriend Chad Duell & Her Walk-In Closet Studio
Being trapped in your own home for weeks on end as your show goes on quarantine hiatus has a real silver lining for The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra), who gets to hang out with another soap star every day – long term boyfriend Chad Duell (General Hospital, Michael Corinthos)! Still, Hope knows what she’s missing – like both her relatives and her extended soap family. Fortunately, she found free time to chat with Soaps.com about computer games, finding a secret message from her grandma – and that major show cliffhanger!
Interview: Kevin Spirtas Talks ‘After Forever’, Hot Soap Topics & Writing Himself Back Onto the Canvas
No question – Kevin Spirtas knows his soap operas. During his 25-year-plus career in Hollywood, he’s performed on Days of our Lives (Craig Wesley), One Life to Live (Jonas Chamberlain), Rituals (Tom Gallagher) and even a brief stint on The Young and the Restless (Les). But he’s also been a pioneer on web soaps – including one he co-created with former Days writer Michael Slade, After Forever (playing the role of Brian). And it’s this one that in many ways is nearest and dearest to his heart. He told Soaps.com all about what makes it so personal, once thinking soaps were “corny,” and learning to stand in the “absolute truth” of who he is.
Interview: Maurice Benard Opens Up About His Memoir, Being Bipolar, Finding Joy & Learning From Sonny
For nearly 30 years, Maurice Benard has been known best as General Hospital’s Sonny Corinthos, the mobster with a moral conscience, a role that’s earned him two Daytime Emmys. But fans also know something else about Benard – that he’s struggled with bipolarism since his 20s – and that has also become part of Sonny’s ongoing mythos. Now, Benard has written a memoir about both his history in the soaps (he also played All My Children’s Nico) and how he learned to live with being bipolar in Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital. He spoke with Soaps.com about Sonny’s unique heritage, melting down behind the scenes, and finding joy.
Having to quarantine solo isn’t easy, but Carolyn Hennesy is making the best of it, as she told Soaps.com. And we’re not surprised that Hennesy knows how to keep things moving: She appears on the soap opera General Hospital (Diane Miller) and has turned up on CBS’ The Young and the Restless (Penelope); she earned a 2017 Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of Karen on digital soap The Bay and she has a pre-nomination this year for Studio City (Gloria). Hennesy chatted with us about loving Diane, why we all still love soaps, and finding the time to get her kitchen cabinets clean.
Paul Telfer (Xander Cook/Alexandros Kiriakis, Days of our Lives) is so good at being bad – at least, on camera. Fans have watched the Scottish transplant do some pretty reprehensible things (occasionally with his shirt off, so there have been benefits) on the show since 2015 – and yet they still can’t get enough of his wicked ways. Telfer – who like everyone else is sheltering in place – spoke with Soaps.com about being lucky to hang out with his wife more often, his character’s questionable mental state, and a new film where he makes Xander look like a pussycat. Mrrow!
Gregory Zarian didn’t set out to be a soap opera star – actually, soaps found him. And though he’s gone on to a modeling career and dozens of appearances on TV shows since his debut role as Brent Anderson on Days of our Lives in 1986, Zarian has never strayed too far from soap opera-dom, including his latest role on the web series Venice: The Series – which has landed him a Daytime Emmy pre-nomination. Zarian spent a few minutes with Soaps.com’s Randee Dawn to share his classic story of discovery, why his Venice storyline has such personal meaning, and the importance of French bread in his life.
Anthony Hopkins is not playing by your rules. The actor, who earned his latest Oscar nomination this year for “The Two Popes,” has had an expansive, lauded 60-year (and counting) career that’s handed him roles as a prince (“The Lion in Winter”), a god (“Thor”), a psychopath (“Silence of the Lambs” earned him his first Oscar in 1992) and another kind of god (“Westworld”), to name just a few — so the rules are really his to invent. And as he tells The Envelope, he’s not interested in examining or lingering on his past roles, but he does have a lot to say about religion, taking things seriously, and sinning with bread. Let the games begin.