See’s Candies

Old-timey confections that are a favorite of Warren Buffet

This old-timey favorite was started in 1921 in Los Angeles and is now headquartered in San Francisco. It grew out of Mary See’s original recipes for homemade candy; hers is the image on the boxes of See’s Candies. Her recipes are still in use, such as for the excellent and very popular Peanut Brittle, Victoria Toffee, and Chocolate Walnut Fudge. Warren Buffet liked their confections so much when he was introduced to them in 1971, Berkshire Hathaway bought the company the following year. Apparently his acquisition of See’s Candies remains his fondest amongst his many investments, perhaps due in some part to his now unlimited supply of Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Walnut Fudge.

What to buy? You can’t go wrong with the aforementioned Peanut Brittle. Their Toffee-ettes are also classic, well-loved, and some of the best-tasting toffee around. In addition, See’s has a good selection of boxed chocolates. Or you can create your own candy box. We recommend including the following:

  • California Brittle – “buttery brittle with California almonds covered in smooth milk chocolate”
  • Scotchmallow – “a layer of caramel with a layer of honey marshmallow covered in rich, dark chocolate”
  • Dark Molasses Chip – “sugar wafer flavored with molasses and covered in rich dark chocolate”
  • Milk Pecan Bud – “pecan halves with buttery caramel covered with smooth milk chocolate”

Their chocolates and candies are made fresh with no preservatives at their two factories in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Price:

Peanut Brittle, 10 oz: USD 11
Toffee-ettes, 1 lb: USD 19.90
Chocolate Walnut Fudge, 1 lb: USD 19.90
Assorted Chocolates Box, 1 lb: USD 19.90

Author: Lingzhi_Zhang

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