Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Quality Without Compromise" - and Film #10

Gentle Friends today I'll talk a little about a San Francisco Institution, "See's Candy" 


 "Quality Without Compromise"  

Started in 1921 down south in LA, the main headquarters and factory are located here in South San Francisco.  There are 4 locations in the City you can acquire this delicious stuff......  what prompted this "commercial" for See's was my visit to the mall to do some Christmas Shopping. 


 I stopped in to pick up some "Scotchmallows" (one of my favorite candies) and found a real Christmas treat - I like taking chances with the new (to me) and Seasonal, and so "Egg Nog Truffles" fit the bill.


Egg Nog Truffles are described by the company as....."A holiday must. - Enjoy classic egg nog flavors featuring hints of nutmeg and vanilla covered in white chocolate."   They are smooth and delicious, and so taste like Egg Nog!!  The "Scotchmallow" is a piece of caramel with a honey marshmallow on top covered in chocolate.... couldn't you just die!!!  Here's a snap of two pieces cut open....

.... so if you ever see it while visiting out west or in selected airports, you should try a box, you will not be disappointed!!!  Here is the complete "menu" of what you can get at the See's Candy Counter..... 
the front....

... and the back......


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We're at #10 and today's film is "Christmas Vacation" - 1989 -


 .......starring Chevy Chase, Beverley D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki - a Christmas comedy film that cracks me up every single time I see it - the premise of the film is basic, Clark Griswold, played by Chase, only wants to have a "Good old-fashioned family Christmas".... and from that little idea things go from bad to worse. As the big day looms closer and closer things get frantic as various relatives start to arrive - and then there is the kid napping!!  Crazy stuff for a Christmas movie.  There's lots of slap stick and silly moments, but an overall a fun film.
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There you go sports fans, another film down, a little silly, but worth a look!! 
 Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

20 comments:

  1. These all look so delicious!Of course chocolate and caramel and marshmallow together is my favourite too although I have never tried it!Oh yes!AriadnefromGreece!

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  2. Those candies really look good!

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  3. Oh my, I'm drooling over the keyboard.... yummy yum yum

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  4. Ah yes, See's....the only place to get chocolate :)

    Love their Dark Bordeaux and then there is the Key Lime Truffle too....

    Drooling :)

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  5. I knew nothing about See's candies ( since I live in RI) until I was going to Nebraska with a friend. Upon mentioning I was going two friends from work and a friends Mom asked for some candy...please! I love picking out which one to eat..like Whitman's sampler.

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  6. They both look scrumptious! When I visited SF - Monterey Bay around 2000, a friend requested See's Candy for a treat.

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  7. Love See's! I have some relatives that live in CA and they always brought See's to my grandmother's house when they visited.

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  8. When DH and I lived in So. CA we always got See's candy for his mother for her birthday and on Christmas. She lived in CA for many years until her and her husband moved to PA so she always missed See's candy. For myself, it was OK but I prefer the candy made here (other than Hershey's!) locally which is Daffin's.

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  9. My brother-in-law used to travel and he had standing orders to bring back See's when he went to the West Coast. Wonderful candy.

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  10. Edgar, I do LOVE me some See's candies. BUT, you forgot my all time favorite-the lollypops! Makes my mouth water just thinking about them!

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  11. I used to get See's candy when I was little. Don't see it much around here. I had no clue it originated out west. Cool! Never heard of the movie. I'll have to give it a look.

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  12. Oh dear Edgar, we have a See's candy store in the mall. I have never been in. Now...........
    I also love Christmas Vacation , we watch it every year!

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  13. Hi Edgar

    there is a pop up aisle shop in Woodlawn Mall in Grand Rapids Mi of See's Candies - i even got a mailer for a free sample for them. As i did not recognize them i just walked by them in the mall - now that you have educated me on them i will stop by and have a try! How funny!
    dq

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  14. My stepdaughter put Christmas Vacation on Netflix the other night. My favorite part is when the old lady bursts into The Star Spangled Banner as the plastic Santa flies in the air.

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  15. Yum! I went to the mall yesterday and got some cinnamon lollipos!

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  16. Looks delicious! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  17. Oh my gosh ~ drooling here on the East Coast for some See's candy!

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  18. We have See's Candy here in Phoenix. My husband's favorite is Scotchmallows so every Christmas, Valentine's Day, and sometimes Easter, I stop in and buy him a pound all for his own!

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  19. Oh man, I've had See's candy a couple of times and just love it! I found it near Chicago awhile back, only 3 hours away...... Lol.

    Christmas Vacation is a family tradition at our house. We all love it.

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