When an occasion warrants a gift I will be presented with See's Candies Gold Box of Chocolate Truffles, a tradition in our house. My husband will have one truffle in an evening for a creamy treat, but mostly I get to revel in the whole pound of luscious picks; subtle flavors surrounded mostly by chocolate.
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Each confection is worth 3 luscious taste bites. No matter where you live you can get CA. See's Candies chocolate in the mail. See's has been our family favorite since 1957.
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See's candy shop became a tradition in our family while I was growing up in Southern California. Charles See located his product in trademark black and white kitchen-style chocolate shops in Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs. There were not many 1950s housewives that did not stop and visit these serene and perfect candy stores.
Tradition is still the hallmark. One can still get their favorite confections of the Fifties. The number one goal of the company is to offer the exact same flavors as the original candies created decades ago.
The strategy is working because online sales are moving up and the company adds 6-10 new neighborhood stores a year. Each visitor to a store gets a free sample. This decades old practice amounts to over a million pounds of chocolate a year given away to store visitors.
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Truffles are Available all Year Long in the Pretty Gold Box
The stores are still very traditional, but last year the LA Times featured the chocolate shop in the daily newspaper. It seems the oldest and most faithful customers are growing very old and the chocolatier is thinking about updating their image.
My Mother would buy several boxes of See's before Christmas to send to her sisters, Ruth and Violet in Minnesota. She would then wrap them in bigger boxes with additional gifts. All finally wrapped in brown paper and jute string. Those brown paper covered boxes would be piled in the dining room till she would take them to the P.O.
I hear there is a See's at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.
There is a stand alone near my neighborhood at Lone Hill and Route 66 in Glendora.
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The photo at right has a couple of chocolates missing. That is what happens the moment this gold box is opened.
Look for the newly expanded website for buying on line. The only place to get the freshness and a shipment from their facilities. Beware of ordering from Amazon or third party sellers. See's no longer has an Amazon store.
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My Mom's neighborhood black and white See's stand alone store will be open and ready to serve the favorites for Thanksgiving. The confections are so popular during this standard American Holiday it opens a few weeks before the date. Otherwise it is closed.There is easy in and out parking from Paramount Blvd on the right side, just north of Florence.
Another full time store is open all year in the mall nearby.
See's Fun Facts
- The iconic portrait of Mary See was painted by a former actress that own an art gallery and painted in a home art studio after her film career. The artist recently passed.
Read about Mona Freeman LA Times Obituary.
2. See's Candies made Guinness World Records for biggest lollip, June 2012.
3. A 1962 divorce in the See family was the cause of a landmark ruling about family community property.
4. The company's 1500 employees swells to about 5000 for the Holiday Season that starts mid-November.
5. The year end Holiday Season generates 80% of the company's sales.
See's Chocolate Covered Truffle
Various Flavors Through the Year
- Almond Truffle
- Blueberry Truffle
- Chocolate Mint Truffle
- Cranberry Orange Truffle
- Egg Nog Truffle
- Pecan Pie Truffle
- Pumpkin Pie Truffle
- Black Forest Truffle
- Strawberry Truffle
- Deep Dark Chocolate
Some truffle specialties are made only for seasonal Holidays. Visit online often to find out when your favorites are offered.
Source information: LA Times by James Peltz. Article includes many interesting pictures, historical and up to the moment.