Saturday, December 14, 2013

See's Candies - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


The holidays are a busy time of year for me.  I have several people to buy gifts for and a few events to attend.  Going to such events and even hosting a few of my own, I've been in observation for gifts and snacks that show thought. I also want candies and chocolates for my kids' stockings that I know they'll really appreciate.  See's Candies is a company dedicated to making candy Mary See's way. Only the finest, freshest ingredients are used in making each recipe. They add no preservatives to their candy. Today, you can choose from over 100 different candies and chocolates, whether you are shopping online or visiting one of their iconic black-and-white checkered shops. See's Candies is a company that I associate with quality chocolate, candy, and nut gifts.

I received an assortment of chocolates and nuts from See's Candies and shared them with loved ones.  The Polar Bear Box has approximately sixteen pieces of sweet deliciousness.  Included is Sugar Sticks, Milk Chocolate Balls, Chocolate Santas, and Lollypops.  My kids and I delved into the chocolate pieces and devoured them.  All of them were good but my favorite was the Lollypops.  They are squared shapes of candy placed on a stick.  The chocolates came in a festive box with a polar bear and presents image.  

I thoroughly enjoyed each confection from See's Candies but must say the Assorted Pecan Buds were my personal favorite.  The box of eighteen milk and dark chocolate pecan buds were individually nestled on their own wrapper.  I shared the Assorted Pecan Buds with my co-workers (good deed for the year!) and they didn't last long at all.  Pecan Buds are pieces of pecans and rich, vanilla caramel covered in chocolate.  Each piece had a generous amount of pecans.  There wasn't a whole lot of caramel in each bite and I think it could've used a little more for a better balance but they were still super tasty.

Shelby could live off peanut butter.  And it's even better if there's chocolate with it.  I knew the Peanut Butter Treat would tickle her fancy.  This large confection is a mix of creamy peanut butter layered in milk chocolate.  The top is decorated with a Santa Claus image.  Trying to get her to share a bite was nearly impossible but I can see why she wanted to keep it all to herself.  It's a classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter done right.

The Christmas Candy Bars are packaged in a small box and held together with gold elastic.  Included is a cardboard cutout of a snowman.  Adding to the cuteness of the package is the deliciousness of the candy bars.  The four-pack includes two solid milk chocolate, one milk chocolate with toffee nuggets, and one dark chocolate with almonds.  It's hard to say which I liked better but it's not hard to say they were all good.  They're all rich and creamy and you can taste the premium quality.

I recently had a gathering in my home and set out See's Candies Salted Nuts as a snack. The nuts came packaged in a gift canister that was vacuum packed for freshness, but I poured them out into a plastic container for the party. Within three hours, the entire container of nuts was gone! See's Candies Salted Nuts have the right combination of nuts, salt flavoring, and natural freshness. Although there was a slight seasoning of salt on the nuts, it wasn't overpowering and I could taste the flavors of the nuts. The nuts included an assortment of high grade cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, macadamias and Brazils. They are a tad more expensive than a can of nuts you'd buy at the grocery store but I can almost guarantee that none compare to See's Candies Salted Nuts. Just thinking about them makes me want more!


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75 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

i would like to have a pound box of butterscotch squares, my favorite

Sara Wagner said...

I would love to try the egg nog truffles.

Jean Eckert said...

I love their lollipops! I always go by and get those as a sample when I'm mall shopping :)

Barbara Platt said...

We always order a lot of See's Candy, but now we have to try sugar free because my husband has learned he is a Diabetic.

Kathy Davis said...

I would like to have some of the Assorted Lollypops for my kids.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Ann Barham said...

I would love to try the Egg Nog Truffles.

suburban prep said...

I would love to try the California Brittle.

s said...

The Mint Cream Lollypops.

JC said...

I would get Peanut Brittle

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to try the egg nog truffles

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to try the egg nog truffles

rachel said...

I'd get scotchmallows! Yum!!!

Sacha Schroeder said...

I would love the root beer lollipops.

heather baker said...

I love bordaoux.

Allie G said...

I like the peanut butter patties

Kelly Nicholson said...

Egg Nog Truffles ;OOK SWEET THANKS

Evelyn B said...

I would get a custom mix of chocolates with TONS of Raspberry Cream chocolates :)

Angela snoozy said...

I would love to get the Nuts & Chews Box! So yummy!

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sherylssg said...

I would like to custom mix a 1 lb box of their chocolates along with some California brittle.

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aperry said...

nuts and chews, bourdox and peanut brittle

VickeC said...

Victoria Toffee

Maryann D. said...

I would love to also have the Premium Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Gift Pack.
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KJ Skib said...

Egg Nog Truffles look good.

Andrea said...

I would love to have a big box of their Nuts and Chews.

Pink and Green Mom said...

I would get the milk and dark chocolate molasses chips! they are my favorite!

Lexiquin said...

I love the Cashew Brittle and California Crunch!

alissa apel said...

Those Egg Nog Truffles look goooood!

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to try the California Brittle.

pinksarahh said...

Hmmm, butterscotch squares sound delicious!

Wehaf said...

I love their peanut brittle and the vanilla lollypops.

jakiesmom said...

I like the 1lb milk chocolate nuts and chews

bison61 said...

I'd like to try their nuts and chews and the Truffles (1 lb)box

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Candice said...

I would like to try the Almond Truffle - Custom Mix.

Elena said...

I would get the blueberry truffles

Yona Williams said...

The California Brittle looks like something that I would love to try.

Meryl said...

I love their Nuts and Chews.

Jessica Fortner said...

I really want the box of Scotchmallows. Mmmmm :)

Sue Hull said...

I love See's Candy! I'd love to try the Milk Buttercream.Thank you for the yummy giveaway :)

flutterby said...

I would love to try the Awesome Walnut Square Bars.

- Amy Z.

FromFurrin said...

I'd love a box of the Butterscotch Lollypops. They're my favourite thing at See's. Thanks for the giveaway.

Robyn Donnelly said...

I would love to win lots of things but especially turtles or anything chocolate.

Nancy said...

I'd like to have their 1 pound box of Truffles for $19.90!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Jessamine Dungo said...

I'd like the box of Milk Chocolates with Nuts and Chews. :)

rubynreba said...

Chocolate lollipops!
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CatOLuck said...

I want to try Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Walnuts.

Breanne said...

Cinnamon Lollypops

deniseyweesy said...

I'd like to try the victoria toffee.

kathy dalton said...

id love a mix of creams in orange and raspberry

Jackie said...

I would like to try the Bordeaux Pecan Fudge.
Thank you!

Tara L said...

I would choose the caramel chews, yum!

pmj said...

I would like to try the victoria toffee, it looks delish!

Jerri Davis said...

Holiday Box and other gift boxes. Thank you, Jerri Davis

Dianna said...

I would love to have the Dark Soft Centers its my husbands favorite

MommaM said...

I'd love to try the Gold Fancy Assortment! Entered as Mary!

Susan C said...

Wow - those Pecan Buds sound good, but I'm dying for some California Brittle!!

Shelly Leatham said...

Bordeaux™ Pecan Fudge sounds yummy!

GabbyLowe said...

I'd love to try the pecan fudge

Jennifer said...

Licorice Medallions sound good to me!

lissa crane said...

I would love to try the Nuts & Chews box! Yum!

Danielle jones said...

I want the premium dark chocolate bars. The dark chocolate soft center chews also look good.

Shelly Peterson said...

I would like to try the Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews

momof2girls said...

Their lollipops are amazing.

renata said...

I would love to try the egg nog truffles. Thank You!

bettycd said...

I would like to try the Sugar Free chocolate walnuts. I'm still confused if this 'sugar free' candy is suitable for a diabetic.

Ray said...

The Eggnog Truffles would be tasty! Thanks!

Margie said...

The large gold fancy box would make a great gift.
Thanks!
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Claudia N said...

I would love to try the Polar Bear Paws®. Thank you!

Tylerpants said...

I would like to try their Chocolate Walnut Fudge. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

G said...

Nut & Chews Box would be delicious to try!
Georgiana

trixx said...

Their Assorted Lollypops looks tasty too!

lmurley2000 said...

I love their milk chocolate cream center candy

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fozzy331 said...

Egg Nog Truffles sound yummy

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I would absolutely LOVE to have the Dark Chocolates box! Anything chocolate, I'm all over :D

Thank you for this great giveaway!

Janet said...

I love to try the pecan fudge

lilyk said...

The Scotchmallow looks very tasty!