I went in looking for red hots which I melt in applesauce to enhance the sweetness and provide a pretty color. I wandered around the store and was surprised at how much room the store had with a huge variety of both boxed and binned candy. This seems like the perfect place to buy a nice variety of candy for children's party bags or for decorating a gingerbread house. I did not find red hots, so I asked and learned they were out, but that they were a regularly stocked item and would be in soon.
My mom grew up in California and always raved about See's Candy, which was not available where we lived. Once I got to California, I, of course, had to try it. I love the pre-packaged varieties and the fact that I can make up a box with individual pieces of my choice. I always pick-up a few boxes for gifts every Christmas, and they are always appreciated.
Buying a pound of See's candy is such an indulgence so sharing with a friend doubles the treat. Love getting my free sample too. Don't forget you can ask for your favorite as a sample, rather than what they may be offering. Looked like Mary See's sister was behind the counter serving me recently.