See’s Candies Review

See’s Candies Review

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For years I have heard about See’s Candies, but believe it or not… I hadn’t had a chance to try them! I’ve seen their store tucked in the front of our local furniture super store, but by the time we were done shopping I was exhausted and didn’t want to fight the kids over candy. I didn’t realize they had an online store and I jumped at the chance to try a variety of goodies.

See's Candy Collection

See’s Famous Old Time Candies® are well known and loved throughout the West where the company was founded in 1921. If you were to visit a See’s Candy store, you would find a sparkling clean black and white shop where your candies would be packed to order as you made your candy selection. See’s reputation for friendly old-fashioned service remains unrivaled.

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.

Chocolate with Nuts

The variety box is a traditional item, but since we are a family of dark chocolate lovers I chose the Dark Nuts & Chews.

This traditional dark chocolate assortment is packed with top-quality peanuts, California-grown English walnuts, almonds, chewy Caramel, honey Scotchmallow® and more – all coated with dark chocolate.

My grandma used to get mixed boxes and we’d all bite into them and leave “halves” behind that we didn’t like. Fortunately, we loved every piece in this box. I particularly enjoyed the carmel and peanuts, but there wasn’t an “odd man out” in this box.

Chocolate Covered Almonds

I don’t handle a lot of sugar well, but I love to enjoy dark chocolate covered almonds. I was giddy when I found the Sugar Free Dark Almonds on the website.

See’s Sugar Free Dark Almond Clusters are deliciously dark and nutty, made with fresh roasted almonds. They have the same high quality taste that you’ve come to love from See’s.

I wasn’t disappointed. Usually the cheaper sugar free chocolates have or leave an odd taste in your mouth. It’s very noticeably sugar free. The See’s sugar free made me double check the package and then grin with each bite. I intend to purchase a few boxes to put back for a special treat for myself.

See's Peanut Brittle

As a child, I loved peanut brittle but my memories are that it was terribly difficult to bite into and chew. I also remember picking it out of my teeth for long periods of time after eating it because it was so sticky. See’s Peanut Brittle was exceptionally fresh, easy to bite into and chew and had a nice peanut flavor. It would make a great sweet to put out at holiday time.

With more peanuts per square inch, See’s Peanut Brittle is unlike any other. It’s made from Mary See’s old-fashioned recipe – a blending of fresh AA-grade butter, pure sugar, premium whole peanuts, and our own proprietary ingredients.

Dark Chocolate Blueberries

While surfing the site I stumbled on these Van Doren Dark Chocolate Blueberries. Yes, it seems like an odd combination and I have never seen it before… but I had to try them.

These bite-sized blueberries are covered in delicious dark chocolate. Perfect served alongside dessert or as a gift. One bag might not be enough, so be sure to pick up a few!

First let me warn you… these can become addictive. The minute you pop them into your mouth the tartness from the blueberries mixed with the delicious dark chocolate made me literally “mmmmmmm” out loud. Fortunately they are rich enough that only a few will do, otherwise the bag would be empty. I like to grab 4-6 of them and eat them slowly. They fight off a sweet/sugar craving and it’s a nice treat.

I am a total See’s Candy convert and the next time we are at that furniture store I just might head there first!

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Comments

  1. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Like That They Sale Reuseable Shopping Bags, Very Cool !:)

  2. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the sugar free peanut brittle.

  3. Lindsey P. says:

    I learned that they make over 100 different types of candy. Oh, so many choices!

  4. Kathy Davis says:

    I would love to have a box of the Assorted Lollypops.

  5. Kathy Davis says:

    FB fan as Kathy Newsom Davis

  6. candace swoveland says:

    rootbeer lollies yummy

  7. Marcy Taylor says:

    I think the chocolate covered blueberries sound delicious!

  8. maureen says:

    The California brittle sounds great.

  9. amy v says:

    i want the dark chocolate foil balls

    annae07 at aol dot com

  10. tracee Bass says:

    their suckers are my favorite!!

  11. Danielle Papsis says:

    I learned See’s sells sugar-free and kosher candies too.

  12. Melissa Hartley says:

    Everything looks so tasty at the See’s website but since I am a big root beer
    fan, the “Root Beer Lollypops” would be one of the first items I purchase!
    Thanks 🙂

  13. Sees Candy reminds me of the hometown candy story in my town growing up. I moved away many yrs ago and it since has closed. They had the best chocolate cover pretzels in the world! The best dark chocalte almonds. Oh my thanks for the memory.

  14. Carla Garcia says:

    the california brittle looks so yummy!

  15. shannon oelrich says:

    I would like pecan buds or marshmallow treats

  16. Paula Lee says:

    Would love to try the Van Doren Dark Chocolate Berries.

  17. Debra F says:

    I’d love to try some of their fudge!

  18. D Schmidt says:

    I would like to try Summer Variety box

  19. Brenda F says:

    The new baby lollypops look cute!

  20. anne perry says:

    I love the nuts & chews

  21. Lien H says:

    I like the Dark chocolate blueberries.

  22. jennifer ebner says:

    OMG they have/sell a reusable tote! I have to get one of these! I LOVE See’s (being from Cali – i have been addicted to See’s since I was a kid and it was hard for me not to turn around and head back west when i heard they didn’t sell see’s in ks – then the nebraska furniture mart got one in their store – that kc and i live near wichita but hey it’s closer than going to cali for it! LOL i know i can order online, but it’s not the same as experiencing it in the stores!) LOL 😉 pleasse pick me to win!!! i need my see’s! evil of you to even mention it without giving me some! my mouth watered just reading your review!!!!!!

  23. Keya Millionie says:

    I want to try the Pumpkin Pie Truffle

  24. Jessie C. says:

    I like lollipops

  25. Alicia says:

    I absolutely love their Bordeux bars.

  26. Elis B. says:

    I like the custom mix.

  27. Jennifer Reda says:

    love the milk & dark chocolate marshmallows

  28. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    I could really go for a box of Truffles!

  29. Elena says:

    I like their blueberry truffles

  30. marci h says:
  31. Brandy says:

    Dark chocolate bordeaux. YUM.

  32. I like that there is a section of sugar free goodies to choose from.

  33. Andrea D. says:

    The California Brittle looks very yummy.

  34. kelly nicholson says:

    Visit See’s Website website and tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section (below) on the blog.

    Butterscotch Lollypops yeah baby

  35. Ruby says:

    I’d like to try Truffles

  36. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I would love to get the pecan Buds! Yummy

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  37. Amanda N. says:

    I like the Fudge…it looks SO GOOD!!!

  38. Tammy R. says:

    I like that you can create your own Mix and Match boxes.

  39. Andrea Williams says:

    I would love some milk chocolate nuts and chews.

  40. Jessica P. says:

    The Dark Soft Centers box looks delicious!

  41. Tracy Robertson says:

    I love their Butterscotch Squares and their Dark Chocolate Buttercreams. See’s is really the best! In my opinion, it puts even more expensive chocolatetiers to shame!

  42. Beth Ann Erwin says:

    California Brittle looks SOOOOO good!

  43. Michelle S says:

    I have not had anything from See’s that I did not like! Thank goodness they ship since there are not any stores near me. I like the Truffles, the Easter Eggs and the St Patty’s Day Potatoes

  44. I like all the milk chocolates, the truffles, the brittles and the lolly pops. Heck, I love it all. LOL =)

  45. lisa lo says:

    oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.sees.com/prod.cfm/Dark_Chocolates/van%20_doren_dark_chocolate_berries
    dark choc blueberries!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Natalie U says:

    Chocolate lollipops
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  47. heather eg kaufman says:

    root beer lolipops

  48. Jessica says:

    I would love to try the Summer Berry Chocolates!

  49. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I would love to try the Root Beer Lollypops I know that I love the Butter Scotch Lollypops and these sound wonderful

  50. Maryann says:

    Dark Chocolate Blueberries look amazing

  51. Kristy Thiel says:

    definitely their caramels with chocolate!

  52. elven johnson says:

    I love the maple pecan bon bon!!!

  53. Cynthia C says:

    I want to try the California Brittle.

  54. Kate F. says:

    I want molasses chips.

  55. Tanya Phillips says:

    I would love to try the Nuts and Chews & Summer Berries chocolates. I lived in Cali for a couple of years, I miss See’s.

  56. carol gentry says:

    Nuts and Chews box of candy.

  57. clenna says:

    I’d love to try the Pecan Buds

    clenna at aol dot com

  58. Linda Lansford says:

    I want Premium Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Gift Pack

  59. Susan F says:

    They have a California brittle which sounds good.

  60. Brynn Dexter says:

    I want a milk chocolate Bordeaux!!!

  61. Erin Collins says:

    I like the Milk Bordeaux.

  62. Trasina McGahey says:

    Butterscotch lollypops… YUM!!

  63. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I love their dark chocolate foil balls! Wish I had some right now 🙂

  64. Vivien L says:

    I love toffee-ettes!

  65. Allison Downes says:

    I want to try the Root Beer Lollipops! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Becca says:

    I want to try dark chocolate marshmallow 🙂

  67. Jennifer Haile says:

    I love their Truffles!

  68. Lisa Davis says:

    I love their Bordeaux!

  69. susan varney says:

    i’d like to try the summer berries

  70. Monique Rizzo says:

    The summer variety box sounds great.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  71. Audra Weathers says:

    Their premium extra dark chocolate bars look great. I’d also love to try their Polar Bear paws. Lots of gift ideas!

  72. Theresa J says:

    I love the Almond square

  73. bernadette c says:

    root beer lollipops! awesome! my middle son would LOVE them! 🙂

  74. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    I’d like to try the summer berries collection

  75. Jaime Nicole says:

    I want the Cafe Latte Lollypops!

  76. Mary Calabrese says:

    We love the peanut brittle

  77. Christina says:

    I would love to try the Summer Berries – http://www.sees.com/prod.cfm/Best_Sellers/Summer_Berries

  78. stony says:

    I love their California Brittle®

  79. Crystal Litz says:

    the milk chocolate assortment & truffles

  80. Jayne G says:

    I want the box of assorted lollipops!

  81. Suzanne B. says:

    I love the Milk Chocolate Peppermint Patties.

  82. I like that they sale reuseable bags that is very cool

  83. carey says:

    RUM NOUGET ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. clynsg says:

    Dark Chocolate Raspberry Creams for one.

  85. Roxann says:

    I want to try their milk chocolate buttercreams.

  86. Karen A. says:

    I want the truffles!

  87. Michele L. says:

    I love the Lollypops…they are amazing!

  88. reeva says:

    i love their lollipops especially the coffee one

  89. LOVE chocolate suckers from SEe’s 🙂

  90. I would love the truffles!

  91. YVONNE WOODSTOCK says:

    I had fun daydreaming thru all the delicious offerings to see what I would choose if lucky enough to win. I am leaning toward the truffles along with either the milk and dark chocolate marshmallows or the chocolate dipped molasses chips. Yummy yum yummmmm!!!!
    Thank you to you and the sponsor for this mouth watering giveway, even though it’s sure to give me intense sweet tooth cravings every day that I enter! lol : D

  92. Fawn H says:

    I would love to try the Scotchmallow dark chocolates

  93. Tt says:

    I LOVE sees’s!!!!
    I like the chelsea candy, the vanilla lollipops and the divinity candies!
    I learned the company was started by mary see!

  94. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I love the Nuts and Chews
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  95. catherine c says:

    i like the dark chocolate coconut

  96. Heather Y. says:

    I like that See’s candy is affordable

  97. cheryl says:

    love their dark chocolate turtles

  98. Kristen says:

    I like the Polar Bear Paws.

  99. See’s Candies does fundraising events.

  100. My father in law would go nut for this and the chocolate covered blueberries. Thankyou,Ken

  101. Kim H says:

    I have loved See’s for years and now that we aren’t eating sugar I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to have it anymore, I’m so excited to see that they have sugar free candies! I know what I’m getting for my husband’s Christmas stocking this year! He’ll be thrilled! I’m excited about the sugar free peanut brittle! I hope they come up with more sugar free options in the future!
    cozycreations07 at aol dot com

  102. Stacy M. says:

    I love the Mayfair and marzipan 🙂

  103. Amy Z says:

    I want 1 pound of their truffles!

  104. glori johnson says:

    the pecan buds.

  105. I like the 13 box of “Nuts and Chews”.

  106. Sue Ellison says:

    I want the Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews.

  107. Hannah says:

    You cannot take tours!

  108. Marge Bowman says:

    MMMMM, See’s candy!! so yummy! would love this!

  109. Cheryl W says:

    I would love to try their Peanut Brittle

  110. Louis says:

    I like the California Brittle
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  111. Ann Fantom says:

    I would love to try the 2lb. Dark Nuts and Chews chocolate assortment.

  112. Helena says:

    I know i would absolutely love the pecan buds. I really want to try those!

  113. I’d like to try the Toffee-ettes!

  114. I learned that during warm weather they use warm weather packaging and cold packs to protect your chocolate orders from heat. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  115. Sherry S. says:

    Assorted Lollypops looks great.

  116. Cindy says:

    I like their Peanut Brittle.

  117. courtney hennagir says:

    vanilla walnut fudge….yummmmmm

  118. april yedinak says:

    I like the dark chocolate truffles

  119. Lynn says:

    See’s also sells Kosher products

  120. McKenzie McClanahan says:

    The chocolate covered blueberries sound delicious!

  121. Mayla M says:

    Now I want chocolate for breakfast! The Vanilla Walnut Fudge looks delicious!

  122. Kimberly says:

    The Butterscotch Lollypops look yummy!!

  123. knhung phan says:

    i love their nut selection. The chocolate covered nuts (1 pound) is perfect for sharing!

  124. Robert Pyszk says:

    I learned that you can get up to 22%off with group discounts.

  125. Kerry G. says:

    I love the milk chocolate bourdeaux

  126. Geri S says:

    I learned that See’s has Sugar Free candy and would LOVE to try the Sugar Free Dark Almonds

  127. Renee G says:

    I’d love to try their Awesome Peanut Brittle Bars.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  128. Amanda Collins says:

    The truffles and butterscotch squares address what I want:)

  129. Sarah L says:

    truffles
    Thanks for the contest.

  130. Carol W says:

    I would like to try the butterscotch squares. look so yummy. thanks

  131. debbie says:

    dark chocolate blueberries.

  132. Lisa says:

    the dark chocolate foil balls sound good

  133. Sherry Compton says:

    Yum! I would want the fudge and the dark chocolate assortment.

  134. I would like to try the Sugar Free Dark Almonds or their other sugar free candy.

  135. Jill H says:

    I’d love to try the Sugar Free Peanut Brittle

  136. Kiara says:

    I would like to try the Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets Candy Bars.

  137. adrienne warren says:

    what what what was that chocolate orange pops and I didn’t know? yummy

  138. mell says:

    I like the peanut brittle.

  139. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    The milk chocolate pumpkin pie truffles look awesome!

  140. Beth Swanson says:

    I want… everything on the site? 😀 But especially the Soft Centers box.

  141. Jim Cabaj says:

    i WANT TO TRY THE Pumpkin Pie Truffles

  142. colleen boudreau says:

    i’d like to try the Nuts and Chews.

  143. vera says:

    Sugar free peanut brittle looks good

  144. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would like to have their Scotchmallows!

  145. Gerardo Zamora says:

    I wanna try the Peanut Brittle

  146. dario says:

    I want the Petite Boo Box

  147. Heather Garcia says:

    Raspberry Cream

  148. polly says:

    would love to try theirmint whie truffles

  149. Erika P. says:

    I like the Molasses Chips.

  150. r hicks says:

    like their Vanilla Walnut Fudge

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  151. Sheryl says:

    I would like to try their Pumpkin Spice Lollipops.

  152. Cody Anderson says:

    I’d love to try their pumpkin pie truffles.

  153. Belinda Shaw says:

    I would really like to try their peanut lovers package.

  154. Theresa H says:

    I love the butterchews!!

  155. Debra Hall says:

    i like the Halloween Orange & Chocolate Creams

  156. Chel Pay says:

    I learned that See’s is part of the World Cocoa Community!

  157. Hesper Fry says:

    I learned most of their products are gluten-free which is great!

  158. christine jessamine says:

    i like the orange kryspys

  159. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I want it ALL. I would start with a Nut and Chew box.

  160. Robin says:

    I would love to get the Milk Butterchews

  161. katfam says:

    I’d love to try the Pumpkin Pie Truffles!

  162. Carole Ingram says:

    They offer Fundraiser opportunities with sales tools, color flyers , and pre-sell forms….low minimum order of $655.00.

  163. natalia ryjova says:

    milk chocolate buttercreams.

  164. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  165. Erica C. says:

    I like the soft-center chocolates.

  166. Sandy V. says:

    I like the idea of having reuseable totes. I use these type of totes for grocery shopping.

  167. Derek Timm says:

    I want to get the Truffles

  168. shawna says:

    I would like to try the toffee.

  169. Krys R says:

    I love Sees! Saw that they have Root Beer Lollypops… haven’t tried them… yet! 🙂

  170. Tara Woods says:

    I want the Chocolate Walnut Fudge.

  171. Karen says:

    The Halloween Nuts & Chews look yummy

  172. Jennifer J says:

    I like the Milk Bordeaux. Thanks!

  173. Brittney House says:

    the lollipop assortment is neat

  174. Annemarie Z. says:

    I love the Peanut Butter Patties!

  175. Michele Behlen says:

    I would like to try the Pumpkin Pie Truffles

  176. Saver Sara says:

    I love everything they have, especially the milk chocolate

  177. Rob says:

    I am a huge fan of peanut brittle. Thru and thru.

  178. Jennifer M says:

    I like the milk chocolate nuts and chews box.

  179. Susie says:

    I want Peanut Brittle in a halloween box!

  180. My kids and I love their lollipops, so we would want a big assortment box of those.

  181. April Brenay says:

    I love their lollipops, get them for my kids for Christmas

  182. Mya Murphy says:
  183. Concetta Avila says:

    I love the California Brittle…it is the best!

  184. Dree Getz says:

    I want the nuts and chews.

  185. Kymberli Weddle says:

    chocolate walnut fudge!!!

  186. Carrie Guevara says:

    I didn’t know they did fundraising!

  187. Sarah Davis says:

    I’d like the dark chocolate marshmallows.

  188. Susan Smith says:

    I’d like to try the Sugar Free Peanut Brittle

  189. Lauren o says:

    I really like the sugar free section!! I am going to have to try the peanut brittle!!

  190. susan smoaks says:

    i really want to try the Bordeaux™ Pecan Fudge

  191. Suzanne says:

    I want to try the pecan buds!

  192. Nicole A says:

    I’ve never tried See’s Candies, I’d love to try any of their chocolates!

  193. Hoa Le says:

    I like the Large Gold Fancy assortment.

  194. Kathy Pease says:

    id love to try the Milk Peanuts

  195. AEKZ2 says:

    I want some raspberry truffles!

  196. Lauralyn Ward says:

    Oh it’s the Truffles I would like, for sure

  197. Lauralyn Ward says:

    Oh I want those truffles…..bad

  198. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I want the chocolate walnut fudge!

  199. Dorinda Nothnagel says:

    I would so use whatever I won to purchase a gift for my AWESOME ,single active duty military daughter 🙂 Did I say she is AWESOME?:) She is , she has been in the military(NAVY) for 7 and half years ,just re-enlisted for 6 more and is a single Mom to her 6 year old son Jayden (a.k.a. -the Jaybird) she works tirelessly @ not only trying to be the “BEST” Momma ever but @ protecting our country and our freedoms …. Thanks I love the Blogs , keep them coming, D

  200. Brittnay Urdahl says:

    Thw toffee-ettes love!

  201. Jennifer W. (Auri Lae) says:

    The scotchmallow sounds like a really interesting flavor!

  202. jules mcnubbin says:

    Toffee-ettes® look really yummy

  203. Dawn Reid says:

    I like the milk chocolate molasses chips
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  204. Caitlin McClure says:

    I want the Pumpkin Spice Lollypops

  205. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I would love to try the white mint truffle!

  206. Virginia Rowell says:

    I want the milk chocolate with toffee nuggets candy bars! Yum!

  207. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    I love their line of Halloween goodies. So many clever ideas. My boys would love the chocolate pumpkins!! (and so would mom)

  208. the sugar free peanut brittle.

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

  209. kelley c says:

    I’d like to try the milk chocolate candy bar.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  210. Breanne says:

    I’d love to try the Pumpkin Pie Truffles

  211. Sheree Algie says:

    I would like to try the Nuts & Chews, but there are so many to choose from I’d probably try a lot more.

  212. Sand says:

    I love the Toffee-ettes.

  213. Trisha McKee says:

    Oh! I love the Halloween treat box!

  214. I want the petite boo box.

  215. Tanya White says:

    I like the Milk Bordeaux
    tanyajoshanti81@gmail.com

  216. trixx says:

    I like the Chocolate Orange lollypops! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

  217. melina r says:

    want Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets Candy Bars

  218. Michelle H. says:

    I like their suckers and want their truffles.

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