When Charles See arrived in Los Angeles from Canada in 1921 he opened the first See’s Candies shop with his mother and wife. See knew that keeping things in the family was the only way to bring about the kind of lovingly crafted product he desired. Using the finest grade raw ingredients from all over the world he built a business offering over 100 varieties of candies that adhere to the See’s motto, “Quality Without Compromise®”.
The Nuts and Chews chocolates box is definitely one of my favorites. It’s a traditional assortment featuring peanuts, California-grown English walnuts, almonds, chewy Caramel, honey Scotchmallow®, Rum Nougat and more – all wrapped in milk and dark chocolate. I’m picky about my chocolates; I don’t like creams and fruit flavors mixed in. I want that salty-sweet and chewy bite every time. That’s exactly what I got with this assortment. The chocolate melted in my mouth and there was an abundance of salty, crunchy goodness from the almonds, peanuts and more.
Another feature you’ll notice about See’s Candies is the beautiful boxes they come in. Beautiful silver or gold boxes come wrapped with ribbon and ready to give as-is. Just slip them into a gift basket or pretty bag and you’re ready to go. But See’s is more than just box chocolates…
I also received a box of their Peanut Brittle. Can I just say ‘Wow’ for a minute? It is, hands down, the best Peanut Brittle I have ever had that wasn’t prepared in my own mother’s kitchen. I adore peanut brittle and buy it any time I’m lucky enough to find it in the winter. It’s not bad, but it’s dangerously hard and takes some work to chew it up. See’s peanut brittle is crunchy – oh yes – but it crumbles in your mouth and then melts while you just smile. It’s so creamy and buttery …I’m eating some as I type this. Yes, really. So if you see a typo I blame it on sticky fingers!
Another favorite in our house now are the See’s Candies Lollypops…
Forget your idea of a lollypop and step up to the rich flavors of heavy cream, butter, and genuine Vanilla, Butterscotch, Chocolate, and Café Latté. They’re perfect for outside playtime, a sweet treat at the beach or just a quick dessert at work. These lollypops melt slowly so you can savor them for a long time. You can get a box of all three flavors or pick your favorite. Little man definitely found his favorite: Butterscotch!
July 20 is National Lollypop Day!
See’s Candies is celebrating by giving you a FREE gourmet Lollypop – available on July 20th at over 200 retail shop locations across the U.S. (find your closest location). See’s Candies has produced lollypops for the past 80 years and sells over one million pounds of lollypops a year!
See’s Candies will also attempt to break a Guinness World Record by creating the world’s largest lollypop. Weighing in at 7,000 pounds, it will be on display to the public in San Francisco on July 20 in honor of National Lollypop Day.
Lollypop lovers can also enter See’s Candies National Lollypop Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of See’s Lollypop Factory in Burlingame, CA. The Grand Prize includes round-trip airfare for two and three nights at a San Francisco hotel. Ten other lucky entrants will also win $50 See’s Candies gift cards. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes from July 5, 2012 through July 22, 2012 by entering online at the See’s website or completing an entry form at any of See’s retail shop locations.
But you have a chance to win See’s delicious candies RIGHT HERE ON RJC!
The Prize: (1) One RJC reader will win a $25 Gift Certificate for See’s Candies
Details: Giveaway ends July 24, 2012 @ 11:59 PM EST
Open to US Residents 18+
Winner must reply within 48 hours of notification or a new winner will be chosen.
I received free candy products in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.