Recently, the Necco candy company was barreling toward bankruptcy, probably because their flagship product's only remaining demographic is old people who, realistically, only ate Necco Wafers to acclimate to the taste of the looming dreamless void. But then the company was bought for a whopping $17.3 million by C. Dean Metropoulos, the sweet-toothed billionaire who had previously saved Twinkies from extinction. And if you wonder why a man with enough taste to save Twinkies would do the same for Necco Wafers, so did he! This Tuesday, barely two months after saving the candy maker, Metropoulos pulled a reverse Willy Wonka (not the sex act) and shut it all down. All 230 factory workers were told to clear out their stuff by Friday. Meanwhile, the brands themselves were sold off to an anonymous rival candy maker, clearly overestimating the popularity of the upcoming "Bring Backo My Necco" social media campaign.