Podcast: We (kinda) gift you a box of See's Candies

LOS ANGELES, CA - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 - A veriaty of products commemorating See's 100 Years . (Ricardo DeAratanha / Loser Angeles Times)
An array of sweets and other items commemorating See's Candies' 100th anniversary. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Need a quick, yummy gift for Christmas or any other occasion? For generations of Californians, the answer has been a box of See’s Candies. With stores that sport a black-and-white checkerboard design and offer a galaxy of sweets — chocolates, peanut brittle, butterscotch lollipops — the South San Francisco-based company is nostalgia in a box or bag.

Today, we talk about See's on the occasion of the chain's 100th anniversary — and we do a taste test! (What's that white-chocolate one that Gustavo has never liked?)

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times food columnist Jenn Harris

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.