Wednesday, May 1, 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 product or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Between graduations, birthday parties, Mother's Day, and campground potlucks, this is an extremely busy time of year for me.  Going to such events and even hosting a few of my own, I've been in observation for gifts and snacks that show thought.

   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 recently hosted a Thirty-One party at my campsite and one of the snacks offered was See's Candies Salted Nuts.  They came packaged in a gift canister that was vacuum packed for freshness, but I poured them out into styrofoam bowls for the party.  Within three hours, the entire container of nuts was gone! 


Nuts are never any food that I've thought of as "fresh" or "not fresh".  However, after consuming the Salted Nuts, I can say they're the freshest I've ever tasted.  I don't even know how to explain it but I've never had a canister of assorted nuts that seemed to 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!   


In addition to serving the Salted Nuts at my party, I also served chocolates from the Keepsake Duo.  This duo includes a Petite Keepsake Box, filled with a mix of milk and dark confections, plus one full pound of Assorted Chocolates, featuring pieces such as Milk California Brittle, Dark Butterchew and Milk Bordeaux. Decorative butterflies with jeweled accents adorn the set.

The packaging was very feminine and presentable.  The purple elastic band with a decorative butterfly held both boxes together.  Rather than throw it away after opening the candies, I've set it aside and will use it as a decoration or for a craft project.

Opening up the boxes and peeking inside was a chocolate lover's dream.  Pieces of dark and milk chocolates in all shapes and sizes were begging to be eaten.  My guests, along with myself, delighted in tasting the different pieces and figuring out what was in them.  The sweet confections included pieces with included caramel, nuts, toffee, and more.  There were a couple people who suggested it would be nice to have a chocolate list or guide so they'd know what was inside each chocolate before biting into them, but there wasn't a piece I didn't like and the element of surprise made it a little funner. 

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144 comments:

Barbara Platt said...

I love Orange Cream

furygirl3132 said...

The Double Caramels look delicious! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

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Erin said...

I would love to have everything! Their milk chocolate buttercreams would make my day!

Shawn said...

I would love to try the Toffee-ettes.

Elena said...

I would get blueberry truffles

suburban prep said...

I would like to try the California Brittle.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

The truffles box
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JC said...

I would like Nuts and Chews

VickeC said...

Polar Bear Paws®

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I'd love to have the classic gift pack

dfraley3 said...

I'd love to try their Orange Creams and their Milk Choc. Buttercreams.

Prerana said...

Wish you could join my celebration :)

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mummytotwoboys said...

I would like to try Chocolate Caramel Lollypops

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Linda Kish said...

I would like some Milk Bordeaux

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bison61 said...

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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ann said...

I will take one of each LOL . I like the milk chocolate buttercreams too.

Candice said...

I would like to try the white mint truffle.

Sylvia said...

I want the Chocolate walnut fudge

Sonya Sanderson said...

I love the molasses chips

courtney erickson said...

i would love to have the signature gift pack. lots to share!

Live*Laugh*Love said...

Assorted Lollypops I would get I had them one time in a nursing home one lady gave me one to try and I love them :)

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Maryann D. said...

I would love to have Classic Gift Pack
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Unknown said...

I love the chelsea candies, scotchmallows and divinity!
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Ken Ohl said...

I would like the classic gift pack. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

s said...

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

aperry said...

2lb. Nuts & chews

GracePartyof5 said...

I think I have tried everything! But I would love to try some of there seasonal lollipops

mary renshaw

Andrea said...

I would like to have some Nuts & Chews.

Sarah Walker said...

I would love to have the Premium Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Gift Pack.

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to try the California Brittle.
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Kelly Nicholson said...



Milk Chocolate Butter

Creamy soft center with chocolate liquor and butter covered in rich milk chocolate

Nancy Hall said...

When I see chocolate, I would like it all!! The Couble Caramels sound delicious.

Denise said...

I love their chocolate walnut fudge.

Cody Anderson said...

I'd like to try their Peanut Brittle.

Michele said...

the Nuts & Chews

rubynreba said...

I like the Chocolate Walnut Fudge.

heymissvirginia said...

I would love to have the Milk Chocolate Soft Centers. Yum!
Virginia Rowell

Kate Fuller said...

I'd like some molasses chips.

alissa apel said...

I like: Chocolate Caramel Lollypops

Michelle Elizondo said...

california brittle

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

chocolate caramel lollipops! i love their lollipops!

judy gardner said...

i like their lollipops!

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Jasmine said...

Chocolate walnut fudge!

Sue Hull said...

I love the Milk Chocolate Soft Centers & the Sugar Free Milk Bars.Thank you for the great giveaway :)

Nicole Murphy said...

The Toffee-ettes look yummy!

Monja Blue said...

The Dark Chocolate mixed assortment looks heavenly! Thanks for a chance to win this delicious giveaway!

Where is November said...

I love the Assorted Lollypops!

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

I've loved the Nuts and Chews box forever!

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Kia89 said...

Milk Chocolate Soft Centers.

Renee G said...

I would like to try their Chocolate Caramel Lollypops

Mya Murphy said...

the chocolate walnut fudge sounds awesome!!! myamurphy@mail.com

Danielle Lima said...

I love the lollipops

greenhome said...

I would love the toffee-etts

Stephanie said...

milk Bordeaux, milk buttercream and California brittle - yum - drooling now!
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Shallreb said...

We love the chocolate lollipops!

April said...

we love their peanut butter cups!


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Stephanie Larison said...

Double Caramel chocolates, yum!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I always want the pound box of Nuts and Chews
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clc408 said...

I'd like to try their Dark Peppermints.

blue65829 said...

I would love to try their chews!

cp1935 said...

the double caramels would be a real treat.

mogrill said...

I love their box of Nuts and Chews.Thanks for the chance.
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Meaghan F. said...

I want to try the Chocolate Caramel Lollypops.

Car Bomb Mom said...

Bordeaux Bars

kroch said...

I would like to have the Scotchmallows

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Sue Ellison said...

I would like to have the Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews.

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carol said...

blueberry truffles

Rebecca Graham said...

I like their sugar free peanut brittle.

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jlafount said...

Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews

Jessica Schank Snow said...

I love their Cafe Late Krisps
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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LIDARKSIDE said...

I would like to try the milk buttercream.

Wendy Rozema said...

the chocolate caramel lollypops!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I like the double carmels

Liz said...

I would love to try the Peanut butter patties.

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eclairre said...

milk chocolate buttercreams

Mia J. said...

I want some milk chocolate bordeaux.

sherylssg said...

I want to try the California Brittle and the Truffles.

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Deb S. said...

Would love to try the
California Brittle®

Jackie said...

Id love to try the Bridge Mix
thank you!

Erika P. said...

The Toffee-ettes

Patty Schuler said...

Love the cashew brittle

bettycd said...

love their toffee!

jakiesmom said...

i'd like the 1lb milk chocolates nuts and chews
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Debra said...

Assorted Chocolates

Allison Downes said...

I would love to try out the Chocolate Caramel Lollypops

thanks for the sweet giveaway!

STRANGEONE1120 said...

I love the Nuts and Chews

Jennifer Gochoel said...

Springtime truffles

Saver Sara said...

Happy Mother's Day Box

Yona Williams said...

i would like to try the Nuts and Chews.

Amanda Rauch said...

The peanut brittle-my son loves it!!

Douglas Houston said...

California Brittle is very tempting

Mary said...

Would love to try the Milk Chocolate Soft Centers

Mary said...

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Meggiedarlin said...

we love their peanut brittle.

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Amanda Kinder said...

Milk Chocolate Soft Centers

Gennie Lancaster said...

Peanut Brittle :)

Brenna Rolfer said...

Anything and everything Dark Chocolate!

Roshana said...

the new baby lollipops...
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candykitn said...

It hard to only pick one but I think I would have to try their Double Caramel chocolates

Kerry said...

I'd love a box of Milk Chocolate Bourdeaux....my favorite!

Karen said...

I'd like the Premium Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Gift Pack'

Kari Flores said...

I want a box of the Scotchmallow® candies.

Faith said...

Tropical

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

truffles
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Julia Oletskaya said...

i love their milk chocolate cigars yum

Chris Alejandro said...

the lollipops with Chocolate Caramel. lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

jandsfox_143 said...

I would like the toffeettes.
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Rebecca Lock said...

dark chocolate box

bunnyswagg said...

I would love to try their peanut brittle.

Denise M said...

the chocolate lollipops

bbrittbrat1398 said...

Chocolate walnut fudge
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Lisa Pecora said...

I'd like the Dark Peppermints

Julie Donahue said...

I love the Scotchmallow candy bars.

Miranda Ward said...

Chocolate Walnut Fudge


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stew said...

I love See's key lime truffles. They are so delicious and fresh tasting! s2inamug at aim dot com

Susan C said...

California Brittle

susan1215 said...

I would like to try the Toffee-ettes

amy16323 said...

Chocolate Walnut Fudge
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cloud10277 said...

I would get some Peanut Brittle.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I wanna try the dark Bordeaux!

Maria Iemma said...

I had Sees Candies once when I visited Las Vegas with my husband. I would love to try the truffles. Their chocolates are wonderful!

KrazeKatLady said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Caramel Lollypops.

Gloria S said...

I would like the milk chocolate buttercreams

MELINA said...

I like the Sees's milk chocolate bars.

robyn paris said...

I like chocolate butter cream

Donna Kellogg said...

I love Sees butterscotch suckers that is what i would get yummy

Lynne said...

I would like the one pound box of Truffles.

sheila ressel said...

I'd like the pecan buds.

openmind101 said...

I'd love that peanut brittle!

dlhaley said...

The California Brittle sounds good to me!

Vikki Billings said...

I would love to have some Peanut Brittle.
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Giveaway Gal said...

sugar free peanut brittle

Karen said...

All looks yummy,would love to try the: Dark Soft Centers

daveshir2005 said...

The milk chocolate butter creams look good

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lmurley2000 said...

Summer Variety box

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Karrie Millheim said...

The Truffles. I love me some truffles :)

Atreau said...

I love the toffee-etts.

buzzd said...

the double caramels

Kaelyn L. said...

Summer gift pack!

kimbly said...

Milk chocolate molasses chips - yum!

Michelle said...

Signature Gift Pack

Carolyn Daley said...

I would like the Celebration Seegars

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

I would like some of their salted nuts
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Karri Janiece Steed said...

I'd love the dark chocolate and chews box. karristeed@gmail.com