Tuesday, April 7, 2009

See's Candies giveaway

In my family, no occasion is complete without a box of See’s Candies. My parents go for the nuts and chews; my brother loves the molasses chips. My husband likes the ones with the brown sugar buttercream. I love the chocolates with the fruit flavored centers, or anything that contains marshmallow. See’s puts honey in their marshmallow, which makes it especially delicious. If you live on the west coast and haven’t had See’s yet, be sure to check out one of their stores – they give free samples! They also offer a candy fundraiser program.

See’s is giving a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers. The gift certificate can be redeemed online, so you don’t have to live near a retail store. However, this giveaway is limited to US residents.

Since it’s spring break time, let’s talk about vacations. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite vacation spot to be entered for a chance to win. A winner will be randomly drawn. The deadline for comments is Sunday, April 12th at 6:00 PM PST.



103 comments:

Sarah Herman said...

I love see's candy! We had it all the time when we lived on the west coast! My favorite vacation spot would have to be with out a doubt Paris. Second whistler in British Columbia.

Heather said...

my favorite vacation when it's not super warm would be two weeks spent on the italy/switzerland border. it is the most beautiful area in the world! when i'm looking for the beach, i could easily spend two weeks in port douglas, australia just diving my butt off!

girlichef said...

oh, yay! Let's see...I'd have to say that my favorite vacation spot (where I've never been) would be somewhere, anywhere in Italy. Or, somewhere I have been...Tennessee Mountains! Cool giveaway :)

Selba said...

How nice!!! Too bad, I'm living here in Indonesia.

Patsyk said...

Oh, my ideal vacation spot is somewhere tropical... perhaps the bahamas... or if I went somewhere completely new it would be to Tuscany.

Cheryl said...

Hmm I am easy my favorite vacation spot is Yellowstone, it is amazingly beautiful!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the molasses chips too! My favorite vacation spot is Grand Cayman.

LaDue & Crew said...

I would love to head off to Tuscany... I love See's!

Tracey said...

Ooooh, I've never had See's candy! My favorite vacation spot would have to be Hawaii. We went there on our honeymoon (Maui and Kauai) and it was fantastic! Of the places I haven't been, I am dying to visit Paris!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

How about a beautiful white beach with turquoise waters in Sardinia? Not too shabby.

Wandering Coyote said...

Grrr from Canada!!

Cathy said...

After the neverending winter...anywhere warm and tropical! Favourite Canadian Cities - Montreal and Halifax (for a holiday only). US - San Francisco and Boston. Anywhere in the world....Spain.

Christina Kim said...

My aunt and uncle from SF always send us See's chocolates for Christmas! Thus far, my favorite vacation has been Japan... the culture, food, people, AMAZING! But, my ideal vacation would probably be the Maldives. Before they go underwater.

Christy and John said...

Lake Powell for sure!
www.denneys.blogspot.com

Dragon said...

I wish I lived in the US. :)

Leslie said...

Well, that is kind funny Sara because Hubby and I are on a mini vacation right now for a 25th Anniversary!!! I would love to say we are in a Tropical Paradise! NO! We are in Pigeon Forge Tenn! It is snowing and we are stuck because the MT. Road to get home is CLOSED! hahahh
We have to stay another night!
But our room has a fireplace, jacuzzi and US, so...
This is my favorite vacation spot!
***If you can't be with the one you love, love the one your with*** and I love PIGEON Forge!!!!
It's My Hawaii, right now!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Sean said...

Seaside with great local seafood! I would love to travel around Europe for spring break in the near future though.

Donna-FFW said...

you know my answer dontcha.. Key West baby Key West!

veggie belly said...

thankyou for a delicious giveaway!

my favorite vacation thus far has been Bali, Indonesia. I'd love to go back there!

Angie's Recipes said...

I am in the states, but it's fun to join the discussion. After all, the participation is the more important. Mind you, I am not saying "the most important". :-)
here you are:
Prague
Spain
Bali
California
Paris
Hawaii
The list can go on and on....

Miette said...

Those look so beautiful and good!!! Oh well, I'm living in France... My favorite vacation spot would be Paris, I love this city. But I will play next time! I love your blog Sara!

Cheers,

Miette

Kitchen Flavours said...

Glorious.....

Melissa said...

My favorite vacation spot is definitely the OBX. There is just something about the beach!

Gabe's Girl said...

My favorite vacation spot is The Netherlands! The people are super nice. The place is just charming. The breakfast are huge. And the ice cream and chocolates there are just amazing! This is a great give-away. I love Sees chocolates!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Those look delicious!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

The See's candy give away is great.

Your blog is so inspiring. I didn't know what I was going to put in my Easter food column for the newspaper and then I remembered your asparagus mimosa with the radishes. I made an old standby in our family, Asparagus Goldenrod. Thanks so much for your inspiration.
Sam

Ali said...

Favorite vacation spot...a wonderful gourmet lodge in Montana where I honeymooned.

Tyler said...

my favorite vacation spot is anywhere there is a beach! especially in costa rica... :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love to go snorkeling in Montego Bay, Jamaica!

Netts Nook said...

My favorite Vacation Spot was we took a Caribbean Cruise last year with all the adult children who had never met before after four years of marriage made introduction on our way to Airport. What a fun trip. I'll take so almond truffles they are the best Sees chocolate.

Maryann said...

I enjoyed Martha's Vineyard.
I've never had these candies!

stephchows said...

I love staying in a little cabin on Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks in upstate NY... so relaxing!

Debbie said...

I love See's! The rum nougat is the perfect combination of English walnut with dried fruits in yummy milk chocolate. They use only the finest ingredients and you can taste the difference.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Wishing you all the best of luck!! Too bad I live in the U.K.

Sara said...

I'll pick Vegas which I just got back from. It was nice and warm. When I arrived it was snowing in Chicago.

Joan Nova said...

I was the lucky recipient a few months ago. I heartily recommend the 'no-sugar dark chocolate covered almonds (and walnuts)! They are delicious.

Jescel said...

oh, i'd love to have some of those!!! I only get to enjoy them when I'm in LA airport in transit on my way to the Philippines.... incidentally, my post is about one of my most memorable vacation -- Italy..I'd love to to back there.

Helene said...

My favorite vacation would be to visit all of the Greek Islands.

Jenna said...

I have never had see's candy but it looks absolutely amazing!! My fav. vacation spot would be anywhere warm and tropical!! Blissful!

Jeph said...

I think my favorite vacation spot would have to be somewhere in Europe. I envision walking down cobblestone roads in small towns where you walk down narrow alleys with windows into peoples homes or courtyards open, window boxes full of overflowing plants, and the smell of amazing home cooked meals inviting you in...

Diana said...

Oh my gosh... DROOL. I LOVE See's! To the point where I bought myself a couple gift certificates one year when the order forms were circulating around the office.

I think my favorite vacation spot is New York City. Not just because of the food, but because being there makes me ridiculously happy. I never want to leave! :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Gotta get back to the city of lights, Pareeeeeee! We'll take a box of See's with us.

The Blonde Duck said...

Down here it's Lamb's candies. I've never tried See's!

Mrs. L said...

Though I'm sure most folks would pick something like Tahiti as a favorite vacation spot (it WAS beautiful) my favorite spot would be my brother in laws place up in the mountains. Quiet. Beautiful views. A nice kitchen to experiment in. Did I mention the views?

Laurie said...

My favorite vacation spot is in Santa Barbara.. I don't think any amount of travel will change that fact either, it's spectacular there! :) I love See's chocolates.. fun contest Sarah!

Lynda said...

I've never had See's candy, but I love chocolate! I'd love to vacation in Colorado again.

Reeni♥ said...

I lived right near See's candies when I lived in AZ. I miss them! My favorite vacation spot is Cape Cod.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I always hear about see's but have never tried them.

I dont like to repeat vacations so picking one spot is tough... for beach, I love tulum mexio. for city, quebec city is a good time and is super cute.

Karen said...

See's or Fannie Mae's --I love them

Meryl said...

My favorite vacation spot is Paris. I'd like to live there permanently!

Claudia said...

Oh! Sees! (nuts and chews - yes!) You got my attention (but you always do). I see them from time to time in MN - oh Sees! Worth moving to San Francisco to have them regularly.

And now you have me thiking of vacations... in Italy. So I could eat my way through the different provinces.

Carolyn G said...

MY favorite vaction spot is Costa Rica. There is a little beach we go to called Playa Hermosa (beautiful beach) and it is great. There is a little boutique hotel we stay at and you can just walk to the beach because it's so close. I love it there. And I LOVE see's candies.

Hayley said...

Awesome giveaway Sara! Although I've never been, my dream vacation would be a trip to Italy. Thanks Again!

teresa said...

I remember my mom hiding a box of See's under her bed while we were growing up, I love their candy!

I actually really love San Diego as a vacation spot. You can't beat the beach!

leslie said...

my newest favorite, is Sequim, Washington
sea breeze, sunshine,ripe raspberries, blue skies, dungeness crab, bike trails for miles, and an eagle who watches over us.

Monica H said...

I've neverhad See's candy, but I'm willing to try :-)

My favorite vacation spot is Santa Fe, NM. LOVE it!

Cate said...

Mmmm, never had See's before, but always hear how good it is. Hmmm, favorite vacation spot - probably a Caribbean cruise since that's been our last 4 vacations. ;)

unconfidentialcook said...

Mmmm, love those see's turtles. As for vacation spots, there are so many: Paris, NYC, heli-skiing in British Columbia....I'm up for going just about anywhere.

Jamie said...

Ah, favorite vacation spot has to be Italy - either in a beautiful city like Rome or in a lush green region like Umbria (a fave). I love visiting Milan and hitting all of the favorite restaurants we loved when we lived there.

Italy is not only a gorgeous, history-rich country, but one of the best places to eat in the world!

(my husband would have to be there, though).

Alex said...

Never heard of them in the UK! I was going to say they sound like Quality Street but they look much posher!

Olga said...

Free chocolate? I'm all about it :)

Let's see...one of my favorite vacations was Puerto Rico: great food, great people, sun, salsa dancing, hot men, good friends: fun times!

Robin Sue said...

Love the candy. I always get a few boxes when I go to Seattle. Favorite vacation spot? I have to pick one? Maui first then Delft, Holland. Then next Colorado.

lgk said...

This may be a bit presumptive, but I have a feeling my favorite vacation spot will be where I am headed in May - Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. A foodie paradise, it's practically a pilgrimage for me! Cannot wait!

Tina W. said...

On a cruise to anywhere...

The Food Hunter said...

Italy for sure. Love See's candy.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

My favorite place so far is Vienna. Let's just say, it's a pastry eating vacation.

Esme said...

Favorite or what reason-India because it appealed to all my scences.smell, sight, color. Paris for the macaroons and Italy for pasta. Banff Canada is wonderful for the beauty.

Kim said...

mmmm, chocolate. My stepmom named her cat "buttercream" from the sees menu:)

Favorite vacation spot: the Caribbean.

Jodi said...

My favorite vacation was with my husband when we went to San Francisco and Yosemite NP. We'd really like to go back!

I've never had See's but my MIL has talked highly of it.

EAT! said...

I haven't had See's candies since we moved from CA to the East Coast. Boy would I like to win!!

My fav vacation spot would have to be Hawaii - specifically Maui. I haven't been there in over 15 years, but I fondly remember the beaches, restaurants, and lovely hotel.

Kerstin said...

Yay for a fun giveaway! I like See's because they give free samples at the mall :) My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii!

Varsha Vipins said...

Haa..lovely candies Sara..My fav spot is Switzerland..:)

Carolyn Jung said...

Count me in as a total "nuts & chews'' gal! I grew up with See's. Even though I eat my share of gourmet chocolates now, I still can never turn down a piece of See's.

My favorite vacation spot? Barcelona. I've only been once and long to go again. The food is outstanding, the architecture breathtaking (Gaudi, anyone?), and the people so friendly. It's Paris without the attitude. ;)

Ashley said...

My favorite vacation spot is Disney.

Karen B said...

My favorite vacation spot is not a spot at all, but driving across the US with my husband and kids in our big van. Good times.

Lindsee said...

Down Town San Diego. LOVE it. It's close to the beach, cozy for a city, nice and new with great restaurants.

lindseejo@gmail.com

Amber said...

Delish! I'm interested in trying their sugar-free chocolates. My fav vacation spot so far was the beaches in California. There is something so wonderful about being near the ocean, smelling the salty air, and hearing the waves crash. I hope to vacation to the beach more often, but I'd love to visit the beach of San Juan Puerto Rico next, I heard it is one of the most beautiful.

Thanks!
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

bean said...

Once when I was in high school my Godfather came for a visit and brought me a giant box of See's. I spent the next 3 days luxuriated in the act of lounging around popping chocolate bonbons from by very own giant box of them. Heaven.

My favorite place to go for vacation is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I've only been once, but nothing in the world has compared to the beauty I saw there.

Jan said...

I love See's candy, but sadly haven't had any since my California days.

I have been lucky enough to travel quite extensively in my time, and whereever I have been has always, at the time, seemed like the perfect place to vacation. I don't recall ever having a bad vacation.

If I had to choose though, I would say my most memorable vacation was to Kenya, in east Africa. I'll never forget my first sighting of elephants in the wild. Magical.

minishoes said...

Favorite vacation spot is Branson,Mo. Its so pretty down there and there is train rides and crafts. You can dress up in old time clothes and have your pic taken. There is nice camping spots and boat rides too. thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

Kelly said...

We always make a trip to San Francisco each year. Dh's brother lives there, but it's definitely more of a vacation than a trip to visit relatives. What's not to love about SF?

sleepingKelly@sleepingKelly.com

babybarnplus said...

I love See's Candies. My favorite vacation spot is the Mountains.

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KelliAnn Christensen said...

My favorite vacation spot would have to be Lake Powell.
kb3388@hotmail.com

dctm said...

Gulf Shores, Alabama
is our favorite spot


dctm at bellsouth dot net

Bella Valentina Photography said...

They look delicious, I don't think I've ever had See's before!

I'm going to go with beautiful Hawaii thus far!

jessica@bellavalentinaphotography.com

Rannyjean said...

See's Candys yummy! My favorite place to vacation? Without a doubt, Seattle!

Katherine said...

Baker's Island, off the coast of Mass. because it's remote enough for nude swimming! Yay privacy!

noreen said...

Disneyland and as a child Santa Cruz

jessecreations said...

I love See's candy!

My favorite vacation spot has been Hawaii. SO beautiful!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

auntrene said...

My favorite vacation spot is back to my Home Town. I live about 450 miles away and try to make the trip back a couple of times a year, The Mountains are beautiful, and all of my extended family live there. Makes me want to head out to Penna now.
thanks!

Tj and Amy said...

we went on our honeymoon to belize and it was beautfiul I would love to go there again. amsbolda@hotmail.com

ailad said...

I love See's! They remind me of Christmas as a kid when my mom would buy a bunch of the square suckers!! Mmm... Anyway, my favorite vacation spot is definitely Grand Cayman. Warm and sunny- ahh.

Judy said...

I've never had See's candies. I don't know what my favorite vacation spot is. If I were still young I'd pick a ski resort, but I don't ski any more. If my kids were still at home, I'd pick Disney World, but they're gone. If my hubby were still working in the Caribbean, I'd pick St. Lucia, but he's retired. So I guess I'll have to say San Diego, only because my elder son lives there, even though I absolutely hate the town.

ginnn7 said...

we love to go to the beach. but hurricane ike messed that up this year. we live about 60 miles from Gavelston, TX. we went to the beach all the time. but i can't go there now. i don't want to see it. now we go to Austin, TX it is beautiful. we have family that we visit. thanks for the giveaway.

denise said...

I've never been, but vacation in Greece on the Mediterranean is a dream =D
Austin is actually great as well, especially during March for SXSW.
Thanks for a delicious giveaway!

Ali and Josh Holt said...

I see my odds of winning this are pretty slim with only one entry and many chocolate loving women, HOWEVER it is worth it!!!
someone has to win, right?

My favorite vaca spot is Venice, Italy. It is the most beautiful, romantic place in the world! If you ever have the chance to go, do it! you wont regret it.

ali.holt@yahoo.com

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite vation spot is Walt Disney World.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

DG said...

I love any place in the Mediterranean region!

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

dle said...

I love Sees candies they are the best!!! My favorite vacation spot is anywhere I can get together with friends,family...we can usually be found spending time in mountains of NC, the casinos in Biloxi or Vegas, and on the rides at Disney!!!

Lethea B said...

My favorite vacation spot is Gatlinburg, TN=)

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Alexandria said...

Priest Lake in Idaho! It's beautiful--crystal clear water, hiking, trails, quiet...:)

Suzy said...

My favorite vacation ever was the month I spent in Alicante, Spain when I was 16. Sunny beaches and laid back Spanish life. What more can you ask for? Thanks for the See's giveaway!

Jaime said...

my favorite vacation spot is Fiji. too bad i'll probably never make it back there again.