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New See’s Candies Store Now Open in San Francisco, CA

by TerriAnn
New See's Candies Store Now Open in San Francisco, CA – Private blogger preview #sanfrancisco


Growing up in California, I can’t deny the delicious appeal of the specialty chocolates and treats from See’s Candies. Nothing tastes quite like them and the amazing variety includes flavors every palette. Not only can my family and I not get enough of our favorite flavors but they also make the perfect gifts for any occasion. A brand new location was opened recently and, the evening before the grand opening, I was able to attend a special blogger preview along with my daughter.

New See's Candies Store Now Open in San Francisco, CA – Private blogger preview #sanfrancisco

I was looking forward to this event particularly because I was kind of hired to help compile and manage the guest list. It was great seeing old blogging buddies and meeting new ones. Everyone was allowed one guest and we had a great turnout of some 50 people.

A New Kind of See’s Candies Store in San Francisco Now Open

50 people in a See’s Candies store? Yes, you read that right. This specific location is much larger than other ones. It features two counters and four registers to keep those lines busy during peak seasons. One feature that locals will appreciate is the available parking immediately in front of the store. The shop is located in the Safeway shopping center so there’s no shortage of places to park and its free! It is located in the Castro district but the area is busy and doesn’t look as sketchy as other parts of the area. Getting to the new See’s Candies store is super easy from the US 101 too.

New See's Candies Store Now Open in San Francisco, CA – Private blogger preview #sanfrancisco

The main highlights were wine and chocolate. More specifically, certain chocolate varieties were on display to sample with a perfectly paired wine or beer. For any pieces that weren’t out for sampling, we were encouraged to ask the servers behind the counter for whatever we wanted. It was like an open chocolate bar with all you can eat candy. Imagine Willy Wonka’s factory but with black and white tile.

New See's Candies Store Now Open in San Francisco, CA – Private blogger preview #sanfrancisco

All-You-Can-Eat Specialty Chocolates and Candies

While everyone loved tasting all the goodies they could handle, the kids were especially thrilled. I’m sure many of them were bouncing of the walls at home while the sugar high wore off. Well, maybe not. See’s Candies are very rich and full of flavor so there’s only so much you can eat. I noticed several young ones limiting themselves with how many pieces they had, even telling their parents when they had had enough. Great tasting candy and built-in self-control is a pretty nice combination.

After the guests began to dissipate, we had more of a chance to look around and tour the store. Munchkin and I even got to look behind the counter, something that had always been a mystery to us before. Munchkin was impressed that any allergens were clearly stated on the inventory boxes. In case you didn’t know, all of See’s Candies chocolates and candies are gluten-free. No wonder Frans is always excited when See’s Candies enter our home. He can actually enjoy them and and know for sure that they won’t make him sick.

New See's Candies Store Now Open in San Francisco, CA – Private blogger preview #sanfrancisco

Non-locals don’t fear as you can have some of the famous goodies delivered to your home via Sees.com. But, if you do happen to be the area, try stopping by the new See’s Candies store in San Francisco. Here’s the address so you can put it in your GPS:

See’s Candies Shop
Safeway Center
2016 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94114

I was compensated to assist with the event but not to attend or provide coverage. All opinions are my own.

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Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier September 9, 2014 - 10:39 am

Annnnnnnd now my mouth is WATERING. What an awesome (and yummy) event!

Colleen September 9, 2014 - 10:41 am

Wow I think I would gain so much weight just walking into the store! LOL

Raijean S September 9, 2014 - 12:23 pm

I love Sees candy, Need to get some for the holidays.

Sheena September 9, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Their lollipops were a HUGE part of my California elementary days 🙂

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted September 9, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Yum! This looks like a fabulous way to celebrate! I’ll take one of everything!

Whitney @ Momma Knows Best September 9, 2014 - 4:52 pm

That Maple Pecan Bon Bon sounds like my kind of treat! Yum!!

Lynsey @MoscatoMom September 9, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Yum. I get See’s candies in the casino in Biloxi – love love love love it.

Melissa September 9, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Oh, I bet it smells amazing! I love See’s candies!

Kelsey Apley September 9, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Oh yum, I love Sees Candy! I would love to visit a store one day, looks really pretty!

Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) September 9, 2014 - 7:05 pm

It looks pretty tasty! And you look so adorable 🙂

Rachel September 9, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Oh how fun! This is a must see and do the next time I am in the city! 🙂

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen September 9, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Now that’s the kind of store I’d like to go visit! I’ve heard of See’s but have never tried them.

Liz Mays September 9, 2014 - 8:25 pm

I’ve ordered from them a few times. I LOVE their milk chocolate caramels!

Crystal September 9, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Now that is an event I am devastated I missed! I love See’s Candy. Their chocolate is a family tradition in our house for holidays, but every day is special enough for something yummy.

HilLesha September 9, 2014 - 10:50 pm

I don’t believe that I have ever tried their candy before, but I’ve heard many people rave about it!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work September 10, 2014 - 4:41 am

I’ve tried their candy before, yumm!

Mellisa September 10, 2014 - 6:37 am

I LOVE See’s Candy. I need to visit them more often.

Tammy Litke (@threedifferent) September 10, 2014 - 7:30 am

I LURVE See’s butterscotch pops. I’m always hanging out around their kiosk in the mall at the holidays 🙂

Kimberly Grabinski September 10, 2014 - 7:42 am

Oh yum, their candy is so very good!

Shell Feis September 10, 2014 - 10:11 am

That’s a huge store! I love See’s Candy and having a convenient location like that. What a unique experience for you to help with the guest list. Very cool.

Kathleen September 10, 2014 - 10:12 am

That is definitely my kind of store. In fact, I am not sure I would ever leave once I got in there. All you can eat candy? Yes please!

Digna D. September 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm

How neat! I would have no self control in a place like that, that’s why I stay away. lol!

Crystal Green September 10, 2014 - 7:33 pm

I’ve never heard of Sees Candies before. This looks like a wonderful event. Their candy looks so good, I wish they had a local location here so that I could taste it myself.

Karen Coutu September 10, 2014 - 7:51 pm

I can’t even imagine a candy store that large It must have been amazing to experience it!!

Marla Zickefoose September 11, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Love See’s because their candies are all natural and made with only the best ingredients!

LyndaS September 12, 2014 - 3:21 pm

All-You-Can-Eat?! I would have SO BEEN THERE! I love that they are gluten-free. 🙂

Angela September 14, 2014 - 9:30 am

I’ve never heard of See’s before. I will have to pay a visit when I’m in San Francisco.

Denine, from WeKnowStuff September 16, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Other places should take after them about clearly listing allergies like that! Such a good idea! Also the fact that their things a gluten free is wonderful with this allergy becoming more and more common place.

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