This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Chocolate!

T-minus, 8 days until the big day, and you still haven’t finished your shopping? What are you going to do? I have another solution.

Go to See’s Candy online!

See’s Famous Old Time Candies® has been in existence since 1921. It was started by Charles Alexander See II, who arrived in the United States from Canada in 1921 with his wife Florence MacLean Wilson See, and his widowed mother Mary Wiseman See.

Mary See (shown above) had developed the recipes that became the foundation of the See’s candy business while helping run her husband’s hotel on Tremont Island, in Ontario, Canada. The family opened the first See’s Candies shop and kitchen at 135 North Western Avenue in Los Angeles in November, 1921. They had twelve shops by the mid-1920s and thirty shops during the Great Depression.  In 1936, See’s opened a shop in San Francisco.

Family owned for nearly 50 years, it was sold to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc in 1972. The company continued to grow and now has 200 stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. See’s stores have also opened in Hong Kong, Japan, and Macau.

Now I love chocolates, especially chocolates from See’s Candies.   I became accustomed the See’s chocolate in 1987 when I moved to Northern California. In addition to chocolates, mall stores sell ice cream. Now that I live back east, it’s hard to find their stores. But now, See’s has made it possible to purchase products online.

The overall winner seems to be the “Nuts and Chews” package (shown above). It’s a mix of traditional See’s chocolate assortment, and is packed with top-quality peanuts, California-grown English walnuts, almonds, chewy Caramel, honey Scotchmallow®, Rum Nougat and more – all coated with milk and dark chocolate.

Why deal with the craziness of the mall, when you can order gifts right from your computer? It’s an easy and convenient way to complete your shopping list.

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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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