My Chocolate Dream Came True – 10 Things You Should Know About See’s Candies

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Events, Everything Miz Meliz

If I could ask the universe for something special and completely indulgent to experience, just for fun, I might even hesitate to ask for this.

It is just too much.

It was like a dream. It was truly a dream come true! (Disclosure)

I have wcaralked into chocolate shops and candy stores before wishing I could have whatever I wanted.  Here was my chance! I got to share the experience with my hubby. We were invited to the soft opening of the new See’s Candies store at the Promenade in Westlake. We jumped at the chance to go and try some of See’s famous chocolates.

The store was closed, in fact it was the day before the official opening day. We were with a small group of bloggers, media people, and VIP guests. Why were we there? To share this exciting news with you, of course!

If you are a chocolate lover like me, there is no doubt that you have this same dream. I will admit, it was a Diabetic’s nightmare – but chances like this do not come by often. Lito and I love See’s Candies and we had such a good time at the new store. We learned a lot about the company’s standards, it’s history, and the quality of it’s products. We sampled many pieces of chocolate and my sugar levels did spike, yet I have been very careful since that day.

Mostly, it was a fun date! We got to compete in a contest much like the episode from I love Lucy where we learned how to quickly hand pack a box of chocolates. We came home with some gifts that the boys enjoyed and plenty of sweets to indulge in later. And next  time I need to get a gift, I know just the perfect thing!

Here is the famous scene from I Love Lucy:

 

10 Things You Should Know About See’s Candies:

  1. You can get a FREE Lolly Pop on National Lolly Pop Day ~ July 20th. Let the Yum Begin!
  2. Yes, Mary See is real and that is her actual picture on every box and in every store.
  3. See’s  Candies has always been based in Los Angeles, CA.
  4. The black and white decor in every shop is reminiscent of Mary See’s own cottage kitchen.
  5. Freshness is maintained by adhering to strict sell by dates.
  6. The finest quality candies are made using the freshest wholesome ingredients: fine Guittard Chocolate, Challenge Grade AA creamery butter, pure heavy cream, C & H Pure Cane Sugar from Hawaii, California Grown nuts, fresh fruit and other fine ingredients. Only the best!
  7. The dark and milk chocolate used in See’s Candies is aged for months to develop it’s fine smooth flavor.
  8. The original recipes that Mary See made for her children in the early 1900’s are still available in stores today: Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Victoria Toffee, Hand-dipped Bon Bons, and Maple Walnut Creams.
  9. The unique shape of See’s lolly pops are crafted to look like the original style in which they were hand rolled, cut, and then sticks placed in the bottom of each lolly pop by hand. When automated machinery was made, See’s kept the square style.
  10. Everyone gets a free sample every time they visit a See’s Candies store. That’s about a gazillion free chocolates a year! (I don’t know the exact number, but with over 200 stores, you do the math!)

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See’s Candies New Store Opens in Thousand Oaks @seescandies #seesatwestlake @thePromenade

 Don’t forget to go in your local See’s Candies Shop and get your FREE Lollypop on July 20th – National Lollypop Day!

Let the Yum Begin!

What is your favorite flavor?

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3 responses to “My Chocolate Dream Came True – 10 Things You Should Know About See’s Candies”

  1. This post is awesome! I’m a See’s lover also and I love that they let you learn all the behind the scenes stuff! I didn’t know they were based in Los Angeles! Cool!

  2. Wendy Chen says:

    I love See’s Candies! My all time fav is Almond Squares!

  3. Greta says:

    This is my kind of post:) That was my absolute favorite episode of I Love Lucy. I will be sharing it on my site soon. Maybe I’ll just do a chocolate link round up.

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