Growing Up With See’s Candy

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Growing up I would travel to California and visit my mom’s side of the family. I always looked forward to the treats that they had in California and could never get while living here in Missouri.

See’s Chocolate was one of those amazing treats that left me missing California. On the way home we would always stop by See’s Candy stands at the San Diego airport and grab a few boxes to bring home. Nuts and Chews chocolate mix is my absolute favorite!

What’s funny about this is that See’s candy is now available where I live. We have seen a See’s store inside of a department store and a stand or two inside of our local mall… Ironically I haven’t stopped to purchase a box from our local stores. Just isn’t the same.. or is it?

What things have you grown to love from other states and can’t get in your own state?

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27 thoughts on “Growing Up With See’s Candy

  • March 20, 2012 at 11:09 am
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    Love the great pizza I ate growing up in NJ Reply
  • March 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm
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    I have never seen or heard of See's Candy. It looks really good. I lived in Missouri all of my life up until about 3 years ago and I moved to Colorado. I love the cashew chicken that is served in Chinese restaurants in Missouri. So when I got out here I had my craving for cashew chicken and have ate at so many Chinese restaurants trying to satisfy my craving and I have discovered that they do not serve it the same here. So every time I visit Missouri I try to fill up on cashew chicken. Reply
  • February 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm
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    I've always lived in Florida, but my hubby is from Michigan and he misses lots of things from up north. Mostly pickled bologna. He loves the stuff! Reply
  • February 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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    On the east coast they have "Steak N Shakes", and they don't have them on the west coast. But at least the west coast has "In N Outs". Heather recently posted..Preparing for Childbirth Reply
  • February 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm
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    I love See's candies too. There was a store a block away from where I worked when we lived in AZ. I love the charm of the shops and the outfits of the workers! I love their chocolate assorted lollipops. They were my favorite. I miss it a lot. Dana J Valle recently posted..FORGET ME NOT .... Reply
  • February 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm
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    I love buy, beignets at Café du Mond. They are the best treat and have never had one at home. They are a tradition, when visiting New Orleans Reply
  • February 19, 2012 at 10:06 am
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    I guess we don't have this in GA. Never heard of this brand before. Looks delicious! Reply
  • February 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm
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    I've heard a lot of good things about See's Candy...and boy does that box of chocolate look good to me about now! I don't know if there's a certain food that I can't get at home that I can in another state, but there's a restaurant that I miss living in Indiana - Sonny's BBQ. We always have to stop there when we're in Florida...so good and the corn fritters are to die for! Reply
  • February 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm
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    I'm eating a Butterscotch See's sucker as I comment. I already finished off the box of chocolates from V-Day :-( LOVE See's! Reply
  • February 18, 2012 at 1:40 am
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    My favorite thing is from out of the country. I love dark chocolate Maltesers. Some specialty stores here have the milk chocolate ones...but no one ever has the dark chocolate ones! Becca recently posted..The Woman in Black Reply
  • February 18, 2012 at 12:11 am
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    I was born and raised in California, and See's is definitely the best! Nuts and Chews is my favorite too (I just had a birthday the day before Valentine's Day, so hubs bought me 2 boxes :) Did you try the sourdough bread when you visited California? Our relatives from Wisconsin used to load their suitcases with it before heading home lol. I guess one thing that I miss - is Squeaky Cheese! I haven't been to WI in a long time, but I always enjoyed that. Oh, and pralines from Mississippi! Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm
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    That chocolate looks so good!! We are military so currently living in NC and what I miss from PA is the Smith's hotdogs! They were so yummy and I always craved them when pregnant. The other things I miss but it isn't something you can buy is the smell of the concord grape vineyards we had across the street growing up (and further down the road). Come fall it would smell so amazing outside, I miss that smell. Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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    I live in California and love See's Candy! Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm
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    That's so funny! I grew up in CA and we always went to See's to get suckers as kids. I had no idea it was a Cali thing. I still go all of the time. When I'm in the mall I pop in for a free sample (love that about their store) and some butterscotch squares. *sigh* They are heavenly. Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 10:35 am
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    I've only had See's Candy a few times,... but it is fantastic! :) We just went to South Carolina, and had Cheerwine for the first time. I've NEVER seen that before, but it's sugary awesomeness. Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 1:03 am
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    I grew up here in Colorado and a trip to See's store was a treat when we went down to Denver. We have some pretty good seafood but I miss getting it fresh off the boats. Reply
    • February 16, 2012 at 9:38 am
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      See's in Colorado too!! Glad to know that I can travel to Colorado now :) Seafood from the boats is pretty amazing, I agree about that one Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm
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    Now I'm super jealous I can't get these in the South! Thanks a lot! ; ) Reply
    • February 16, 2012 at 9:38 am
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      Leland... I didn't tell you this... but you can order them online too :X Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm
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    wow~! that looks yummy. I can't say there is anything I want that is available in another state. Have not been out of state much.. But across town I love this sushi place and since we moved its so far and not easy to get too. I miss having it more often. fancygrlnancy recently posted..Wordless Wednesday ~ Cheese Please! Reply
    • February 16, 2012 at 9:39 am
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      Sushi is not something I have had the guts to try! Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm
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    It's not from another state, but from Canada - poutine. I got addicted to it when I used to go to our Canadian office several times a year. Reply
    • February 16, 2012 at 9:40 am
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      poutine.. is not something I don't think I have ever heard of! What is it? Reply

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