How Much is Inside A Bag of Conversation Hearts?
What are the types and distribution of messages on Valentine Conversation Hearts?
By Rob Cockerham |
On Sunday, Fred and I set out to measure How Much is Inside a bag of conversation hearts.
Fred first noticed that a single serving size is 40 pieces. We believe that is also the current World Record for "Most Conversation Hearts Consumed in One Sitting".
First, we counted how many hearts are in one bag, not counting the oorts.
There are 283 hearts in a 9 oz bag.
Then, we sorted them by color.
- 23% White = peppermint
- 13% Pink = cherry cough syrup and foot
- 16% Green = Lime?
- 22% Orange = Orange (the color, not the fruit)
- 23% Yellow = sorry excuse for banana
- 6% Purple = Grape
Ranked from most delicious to utterly disgusting, they are: White, Orange, Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink.
We figured that pink is the color that should have the negative sayings on them.
We then sorted them by saying.
There are roughly 70 sayings represented in the bag.
|let it be||4|
|one I love||1|
|ur a 10||3|
|ur a qt||1|
|ur a star||4|
|you & me||3|
We then did some different measurements of a single serving size. Fred used his trusty graphing calculator.
Cost: 67 cents per 9 oz bag = .24 cents per heart
You could buy 422 million hearts for ONE MILLION DOLLARS! VALUE!
Area: one heart = .28 square inches
511 hearts would fill one square foot.
Length: one heart is .259 inch thick. 
It would take 306,403 hearts stacked face-to-face to cross the Verrazano Narrows bridge.
It spans 7200 feet, the longest span in the US.
We were going to grind up the bag of hearts with a coffee grinder to measure volume, but it started to smell like burning after a while.
Instead, we mailed the powder we had to our favorite senators for valentine's day. How romantic.