Not long ago, a representative from See’s Candies contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their products.  Free chocolates?!  Obviously, my answer was yes!  They shipped me an assorted box of chocolates and Ben and I wasted no time digging in.  Right off the bat I was slightly disappointed because the box did not come with a key – you know, the little guide that tells you the flavor of each candy.  I need that key when dealing with a box of chocolates – so that kind of bummed me out, but I forged ahead.  I did my best discerning the various flavors and took notes of our favorites.  Now, looking at their website I have been able to figure out which types we liked best so I will highlight those here.

Overall we really enjoyed these chocolates.  Of course, like any assorted box of candies I had favorites and some I did not like so much.  But there were a lot of really, really good ones.  I had four favorites in particular: the mocha (coffee milk chocolate buttercream), the maple walnut (maple buttercream with English walnuts), the walnut square (caramel with English walnuts and a chocolate bottom), and the P-Nut crunch (chocolate with a crunchy peanut butter center).  Ben’s favorites were the Scotchmallow (honey marshmallow and caramel) and the rum nougat (English walnuts, rum, cherries, raisin nougat).  While perusing the website to identify my favorites, I saw several other flavors that I am very anxious to try – raspberry cream, kona mocha, and the apple pie truffle to name a few.

In my opinion the very best thing about See’s and their website in particular is that you can order custom assortments to include your favorite candies.  This flexibility allows you to create your own “ideal box of chocolates” because you choose what is included, and just as importantly, what is left out (like mint for me – ick!)  This would also be great for avoiding food allergies, nuts in particular.  Most standard boxes of chocolate include multiple candies with nuts, but See’s allows you to create a custom assortment that is allergy-safe!  These would make lovely gifts for just about anyone, and I will certainly be ordering my own custom assortments for friends full of flavors I know they will enjoy.  Of course they have a huge selection of pre-packaged gift ideas as well so if you do not want to spend the time choosing a custom assortment, they have you covered.  They have gifts in a wide variety of price ranges to accomodate any need, large or small.  Try some of these chocolates for yourself, and you won’t be disappointed.