Friday, March 20

It's a Food Blogga Give-Away for See's Candies!

see's assorted candies

Looking for a delicious Easter gift this year? Forget the Peeps and the jelly beans. Give the gift of See's Easter candy instead. There's an adorable and tasty treat for everyone on your bunny list including classic foiled wrapped chocolate bunnies, springtime truffles, bunny lollipops, and my personal favorite, peanut butter filled chocolate eggs.

see's Easter wrapped box
See's Easter gift boxes come wrapped in festive Easter egg paper.

See's Famous Old Time Candies® was founded in California in 1921. See's is beloved throughout the western US, and especially in California, which is dotted with scores of their charming candy shops. Enter any shop, and feel like you're stepping back in time. The impossibly polite staff are dressed in pristine old-fashioned black and white uniforms that evoke a warm sense of nostalgia. Dozens of delectable See's candies are displayed in cases like jewels, and myriad beautifully wrapped gift boxes are there for your choosing. Plus the best part of the experience, as See's devotees know, is receiving your complimentary piece of See's candy after you make your purchase.

see's candy box

What makes See's Candies so scrumptious? According to the company, "to produce the best possible boxed chocolates, we at See's acquire the choicest and finest grade raw ingredients from all over the world. Making over 100 varieties of candies, we have maintained our reputation for excellence by strict adherence to See's 'Quality Without Compromise®' motto."

I can attest that their chocolate is among the finest available, as I have been savoring them my entire life. The first time I went to a See's candy shop, I was about 10 years old. I was so smitten, that I thought, Forget being a doctor or a lawyer when I grow up. I want to work in a See's candy shop. Well, that didn't pan out, but living in California is the next best thing. And since you can order See's candies online, you can enjoy them no matter where you live.

see's assorted
Some of my favorite See's candies pictured above include walnut squares (dark chocolate and caramel with English walnuts), Kona mocha (coffee and chocolate buttercream topped with toasted coconut), and Scotchmallows (honey marshmallow and caramel dipped in dark chocolate).

Now for the really exciting part: One lucky Food Blogga winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to See's candies! Not sure whether you want creme filled Easter eggs, assorted dark chocolates, or nuts and chews? Then I'd recommend ordering a custom mix so you can select the confections that are nearest and dearesnt to your heart. Here's what you have to do to win:

Just tell me why you'd like to win the See's Candies gift certificate. Please respond by the end of the day, Monday, March 23, 2009. That's it.

With the help of random.org, 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced in a future post, so please check back. The give-away is open to all Food Blogga readers wherever you live. The winner will need to provide her or his real name and mailing address. Don't have a blog? Just leave an active email address where you can be reached. Good luck, everybody!

108 comments:

Wicked Baker said...

I have never ever had See's ,I want to try them! and I LOVE chocolate ... oh and My birthday is the 23rd! What a great surprise that would be!

Heather I. said...

I am obsessed with See's. I live in SF and have 2 near where I work that I alternate between. The peanut crunch and almond nougat are my favs...thanks for the contest!

rookie cookie said...

Why do I want to win? Two words:

BLUEBERRY TRUFFLES.

Nicole said...

I love See's candies! My grandma would buy us chocolate eggs with our names written on top every year when I was little. Since she has passed away I have missed finding them in my easter basket!

Anne @ Pink Galoshes said...

I am obsessed with See's! But, alas I live all the way in NYC, and it is snowing here on the first day of spring. See's would definitely uplift my mood. Reminds me of my childhood. Great giveaway, btw.

Ellen said...

i've never had See's before, but i would love to try it! i'm always looking for more chocolate for my stash ;)

laurenjholleb said...

I would love to try them! (laurenjholleb@yahoo.com)

Brooke said...

I saw them in the tvfood network. Its a cool giveaway... I hope I win!

Snooky doodle said...

these look delicious :)

Kara said...

They were my Granny's favorite (hands down and that woman KNEW candy) and my mom has acquired a love for them as well. I'd love to send my mom down in GA her own box for a little Easter surprise!

pxilated said...

The picture is delicious
pxilated at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

Hi Susan.. I have the most fond memories of See's candies. Growing up my mom always made it an event to go to the See's candy store. I think we always had suckers tucked away in a drawer somewhere. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if my mom still has some stored in a cookie jar. :)

I would love to make an Easter basket for my mom with See's candy the way she did for us every year. She decorated them so lovely.. the center of the basket always had one of the special chocolate eggs in a box with the cellophane window. She used to slice a small sliver for us every day to make it last. :)

Fun give away!

Mina said...

because i LOVE chocolate!

shortymcg said...

I've seen them in Branson and have never tried them... great giveaway.
kmcgraw25@sbcglobal.net

JV said...

I love discovering hidden treasures...plus, you can never go wrong with chocolate! I'd love to win! Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsay said...

Oh my gosh I havent had See's candy in years!! YUMM! If I would win I think I would have a pretty hard time deciding what to get with it! Thanks for the chance!

ttfn300 said...

OOOh, these would make a fantastic Easter 'basket' for my parents, who always are the ones filling mine with amazing goodies :)

Karen said...

Hi Susan! Don't enter me in the giveaway... I'm afraid if I started with See's I wouldn't be able to stop ;) Just wanted to let you know I made your mango, raisin, cashew bread and it is fantastic! I blogged about it today. No more banana bread for me :)

Kim U said...

I've never tried See's Candies - heard many good things about them, but haven't gotten around to ordering them. Would definitely like to try!

Kristen S said...

Oh my - See's Peanut Brittle is AWESOME! I received some as a gift one year and it was gone in a day. I should win b/c I've given up candy for Lent and it is killing me!! :)

TavoLini said...

I've never heard of See's, so would definitely be interested in trying it. You've mentioned two aspects I already find enticing...

1. Custom Mix (that is brilliant!)
2. Kona Mocha

I'm excited! I will, of course, blog about the candies and review them ;)

Anne said...

Yum! I'd love to win, cause I love chocolate! I've never had See's, but I've heard it's great.

Kristin said...

I've only had See's candy once when my brother sent me some from CA. They were devine. I would absolutely love to enjoy another box of these.

Cynthia Kemp-Reynolds said...

To allow the aromatic and luscious candies melt in my mouth for as long as I can!! They are THE most delicious chocolate candies I've ever tasted.

Cynthia Kemp-Reynolds
cynreynolds@yahoo.com
1378 Littleton Street
Richards Landing, ON
Canada P0R 1J0

Lynda said...

I've not seen this candy before, but would love to win, because I'm a chocoholic who appreciates really good chocolate!

Sharon said...

I'd love to win because they are YUMMY! I used to live in S.F. and it seems that everyone there loves them, and that's where I fell in love too.

George said...

I would love to win them because I have never had them. Have heard great things about this chocolate and I could "see" for myself. (Collective groans, yes I deserve it!)

Lisa said...

Nice giveaway! I want to win because i love See's candy. At my old job, we had a customer from CA and they would send me a boc every Christmas. Love it.

Joanna said...

Uhm....I'd like to win to try out every piece!!

jojo17 at gmail dot com

F. Plvan said...

My birthday is in March so this would be a perfect treat!

F. Plvan
fsplvan@syr.edu

Fahrenheit 350° said...

I was going to impress you by naming off all the chocolates in the picture, but you already did that, so I remember the first type of See's Candy I ever had: Milk Bordeaux.

Kathleen W. said...

Yum! I haven't had these since I was in LA 2 years ago. I'd love to win some for Easter!

Anonymous said...

As an east coast girl, we only get See's candy when they open a special storefront at Christmas time. I need a fix!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

well, of course I'd love to win some chocolate from See's. Any time your husband is away from home extended periods of time (he's military) chocolate is a GOOD pick up! -wink-

Laura Rebecca said...

Because I've never had a scotchmallow before, and I've heard that See's caramel-marshmallow- chocolate concoction is the best!

duodishes.com said...

We didn't even know what See's was until we moved to LA! But it's really good stuff.

Becky said...

Hi...I would love to win the See's candy to send to my cousing, Susan, who has MS and See's candies were the only thing she wanted for Christmas this year...she got them! Becky at kyladog1_1999@yahoo.com Thank you! I love your site! Keep it coming!

haleysuzanne said...

mmm.....See's candies..... I'd like to win them so I can share them with my fiance who has an insatiable sweet tooth. This will certainly help take the edge off of a long work week.

Jacie S said...

Oh, how I remember See's. I grew up in California also, and I always remember looking in the store longingly whenever we went to the mall. A box of See's was a huge treat at our house. Do they still make the chocolate covered toffee wafers?

Leslie said...

See's Chocolate is sooo Delicious! It is Velvety smooth out of this world delicious!! Who would not want to win this decadent delight!!!???

A $25 to See's OMGosh that is a Gift of Sheer indulgence!!!

Oh and by the way, I would so share with my whole family! smile!


Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

ThatGirlRuns said...

See's candies were the first chocolates my husband and I shared after we became an item. We don't buy them for ourselves at all but every time we pass a store we look at each other with twinkles in our eyes.

Katie said...

I have had a few See's chocolates before, and they are DELICIOUS! Would love to win.

Janelle said...

I want to win See's
Candies because I used to
work holidays there.

Now I live in the
East, where we only have See's
during Christmastime.

I want to win See's
Candies so much that I wrote
a haiku. Pick me!

qwerkyqook said...

I gave up chocolate for lent. So clearly, I would be head over heels for this!

Heather said...

oh my gosh! those look so good. i would like to win because i'm a chocolate fiend that cannot live without it!!

Marietta said...

Let me tell you why I would like to win the See's Candies!

I'd like to win on the 23rd so I can give this present to this lady at work who live for chocolates. She calls them breakfast of champions and her birthday is on the 24th of March. It would be a very nice surpise. Plus, don't forget that See's not only have the best Nuts and Chew selections, they also have the melt-in-your mouth peanut brittle. You can't stop at just one!! That's why, I would like to win. I'll share.

Laura said...

I ruined a batch of hash browns today and need some chocolate to cheer me up. :-)

Passionate About Baking said...

For a dark chocolate high & then to hop like a mad Easter bunny Susan!!

Reeni♥ said...

I love the answer above me-so cute! I love See's candies, I used to live right down the street from one. Sadly I'm on the east coast where we don't have the convenience of walking into one on whim or to satisfy a craving. I would love to have some See's candies- it brings back great memories.

Anonymous said...

I would love to share these delicious treats with my hard working classmates.

No sleep til I get my Master's degree!

reneelaney said...

I'd like to win so I can eat the chocolate!

Laura said...

I'd love to win because I've never tried See's, but have heard wonderful things about them!

tamilyn said...

I would love to win them as I had hoped to visit a retail store when I was in SF visiting a friend, but something came up and we were not able to get there before I had to leave :(

He told me how amazing they were.

Mia said...

Because everyone loves candy!!

Joan Nova said...

I recently won 2 box of my choice elsewhere. I chose the no-sugar dark chocolate almond and walnuts. I can vouch for their deliciousness. I've been savoring every biteful! The winner is in for a treat!

Karen said...

Living in upstate NY, I have to order See's for myself now, but there was a time, living in SF, when I could walk to the nearest See's shop and choose milk chocolate vanilla creams whenever I wanted. See's puhlease!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I've never had See's, and if there's any holiday candy I enjoy the most, its Easter candy, so I'd love to try them just to gorge, lol ;-)

Laurel said...

Because I have never won anything. LOL I just wanted to post something different. I haven't had them either, but have heard plenty about them... we have Peterbrook Chocolate here... lots of mmmmmers there!

Louise at Livin Local said...

I'm convinced that every office in California have their own specific rules regarding Sees candies. Most of my group like, no love, the same kind (bordeaux) and they have all these very polite rules regarding who gets to pick first and such. Lucky me, I'm into the nut chews lately figuring there is enough protein in there to count them as a snack and not a candy. Clever! If I'm the lucky duck in this contest, that custom box will contain plenty of the candies so adored by my partners in crime, um, co-workers.

Carole R. said...

There are so many varities to choose from. I love anything dark chocolate.

poochsgirl said...

I would love to win. Why, I've never had See's chocolates before. I've heard of them, but never tried them. I usually enjoy the Godiva. I'm curious to which one I like better.

dh said...

I always got Sees candy to put in my daughter's Easter basket, even if it was only one bunny. Now I am on Social Security and cannot afford to get any Sees for her or my grandchildren. I would love to be able to do that this year.

Grandma D

L said...

My close friend and I used to share moments eating See's in her sunny, yellow kitchen. I have fond memories of those moments. Now she just had her first child, and I'm going to visit for a while. It would be a great thing to start our celebration and catching-up.

Take care. Thanks for the opportunity.

Terry B said...

Help! I've fallen and I can't reach my chocolate!

susan said...

Several years ago Sees has a christmas cart at the mall and I had the pleasure to try these tasty treats and they were fabulous!! My daughters birthday is on Easter Sunday this year and I would love to put a box in her basket to enjoy !

Thanks for the fun.!!
susan

janetfaye said...

I would love to win a See's Candies gift certificate because I have heard that they are delicious and I would like to try them.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Grace said...

why do i want to win? easy--i need to put a few extra pounds on my fanny. :)

Emily said...

ooh- yay! we're leaving California for the east coast in a couple of months and I'd love to take a big box of See's with me...

emilysbarrett(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Rajee said...

S, I would like to win the ceterficate. Perfect gift for the easter. rajikarthik@hotmail.com

katrina said...

Because I have finally discovered good chocolate, which means fighting off my chocolate fanatical children over Easter.

Becca said...

See's Candies were the ones that we gave out as favors at our wedding, I would love to have some for Easter!

Nancy said...

I would love to win this gift certificate for See's candies! As you suggested, I would use it to order a custom mix to perfectly match our specific sweet tooth - or maybe that should be sweet teeth! LOL! I would save it for dessert the next time our extended family gets together. What a sweet treat! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Erica said...

I would love to win this gift certificate because the sound of candies like Kona mocha makes my mouth water!

Erica said...

Oops! Just left the previous comment - my e-mail is emlawton13@yahoo.com. Sorry!

smdrm said...

I'd love to win the See's Candies GC because I love chocolate, but consider it a luxury so I don't buy it often.

elly said...

I would LOVE this gift card. I'm always reading about how great See's is but I've never tried it. And it's sad because I am a chocolate connoisseur. ;)

Libby K said...

I NEED this gift certificate! Just seeing these candies have left me with a bad case of drooling lip disease and See's Candies are the only thing that can cure this!

MistressManda said...

Only tried See's for the first time a couple weeks ago and they're the kind of thing you have to savor one by one which completely enhances the candy eating experience. The perfect indulgence and I'd love to be able to enjoy one at the end of the day. And yes...I said one...it goes along with making it an experience to enjoy. :)

Monica said...

ooooooh I would sooo love to with this! I saw a show on See's candies once and boy did everything look scrumtious!

Girldust@hotmail.com

Carol Ann said...

I would like to win the See's gift certificate because I have a terrible sweet tooth and I love chocolates!!

Babs said...

It's been years since I bought See's. I'd love to get reaquainted!
babs2027@yahoo.com

J BOLF said...

I have only heard about See's candy, have never seen it or tried it before. Thanks for the chance.

YZgirl4 said...

Why? because I absolutely LOVE chocolate and sees is the best! I would love to put these out on Easter to share with our guests.


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Maureen said...

Pick me, pick me! I grew up in So Cal and am now living in Maryland. I need my cashew Brittle, California Brittle and Scotchmallow fix....bad!

Anonymous said...

As a child I lived very close to the Mall in Redondo beach that had a See's Candy shop. Oh what memories! My sisters and I always had a decorated See's Easter egg in our basket. Another memory is the free sample while my Mom was buying her chocolates.
See's are the best chocolates!

Deborah said...

I hate battling crowds at the mall,but I gladly will to go to Sees!! I actually was behind Donny Osmond in Sees once...

Naddez said...

Because I never had SEES and I'd like to try the Dark Peanuts Roasted, salted peanuts.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer said...

I would very much like to tin the SEE's gift certificate since I have heard a lot about this company, yet have never, ever seen it nor have I tried it.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Nicole (Sweetie Pie) said...

A California friend of mine brought me a little canister of some of their amazing candies as a thank you for a couple of nights of space on my couch. They were amazing, and I'd love to try more!!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Debbie said...

I'd love to win a box of See's candy because it looks fabulous!! I love trying different chocolate and since they have been in business since 1921 they must be doing something right!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I just heard about See's Candies today while blogsurfing. It all had to do with evil dragons torching little Peep bunnies. Hopefully there are easier ways to obtain chocolate!.

Dana @ Our Sunny Side said...

Please count me into the drawing. We'd love to win a box of See's chocolates!

Merav said...

I'd like to be able to share these chocolates with my family when I come home from college for break!

brainella said...

Chocolate covered peanut brittle candy bars.

I need not elaborate. They are heaven. :-)

brannyboilsover said...

I would like to win these candies so that I can give them to my mom for her birthday, which is mrch 23rd!

jacquie said...

because they are yummy. what else can i say? :)

... tc said...

what is this new adventurous treat you mention, chocolate? is that it?

I read, somewhere, that chocolate was a bean, a vegetable.

The picture and your description does not match any vegetable for which I am aware.

Curious, I am.

Amy said...

I was given a box of See's candies a few years ago as a gift, and they were so yummy! It's been a rough year for the hubby & me, so I'd like to cuddle up with him on the couch, and feed each other some chocolates. =)

maisha said...

I was born and raised in California, but have sadly moved east to New York. See's candies are the only snack food that I have to find when I visit home. It is always a pleasant treat to pick up my 3 or 4 boxes in the airport

Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

I love me some See's candy. I always buy the Scotchmallow bars to take back to Italy with me. If I win, my mom can bring it with her at the end of this month! :)

Sharon said...

Oh....See's.....so many memories....I can remember going into the shopping mall as a child and getting the suckers....yum! On my recent trip out I had planned to get a box of chocolates at a See's shop and ended up too busy with family....but low and behold when I was at the airport about to board and head back to SC...they have a shop in the airport...I was able to bring back little pops for all the peeps at work. I would so love to win this. Thanks for the opportunty.

Bellini Valli said...

WOW Susan. I can see by the number of posts here that your reraders really do love chocolate and See's sounds like the perfect vehicle:D

The Food Hunter said...

I would love to win some See's chocolate. It's so delicious.

Lara said...

Nuts and chews, nuts and chews, nuts and chews...heaven! I'm an LA girl, now in the Midwest, missing my See's!

Annie said...

I want to win because I am a chocoholic! There, it's out and I feel better... but I would feel even "more" better if I won those scrumptious candies! (Just sayin')

suburban housefrau said...

I would like to win See's candies, because sometimes the best part of my day is the end, when I have a glass of red wine and a piece of dark chocolate. ;)

JK said...

Chocolate and I get along famously! That is why I would like to try See's Candies.

~Jenny (refinnej100@hotmail.com)

Rusty - Fitness Black Book said...

I was born in San Jose, CA and had See's Candy growing up. When my family moved up to Seattle 30 years ago I was devastated to find that they didn't have See's Candy, but shortly after that they opened a store.

Incredible stuff!

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