Your particular brand of chocolate-flavored nostalgia probably has a lot to do with where you grew up -- kids from Chicago have their allegiance to Fanny May and so on -- but my parents are from California and so holidays were always about See's Candies. And I looked forward to Easter almost as much ... More >>
Fall Chocolate Salon
Where: Fort Mason Building A (1 Fort Mason), 345-7500
When: Sun., Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $20/$25 with taster's journal (purchase in advance via Eventbrite)
The rundown: TasteTV, a local online and on-demand food network, hosts this twice-yearly celebration of chocola ... More >>
Real candy makers will surely shudder in horror at Ichiban Kan's (22 Peace Plaza; 1931 Irving) $2 "capsule chocolate" maker, but it's a fun thing for amateurs like us to try out. It comes with little bitty teeny tiny instructions that basically offer the most rudimentary directions for tempering cho ... More >>
SFoodie was on the scene when See's Candies earned the "World's Largest Lollipop" honors in the Guinness Book of World Records on July 20 in Justin Herman Plaza. Now, the West Coast candy giant is hauling out the impressive 16-foot, 7-inch confection for a few more public views.
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Well, it's official. See's Candies broke the world record with its 7,003-pound chocolate-flavored lollipop it showcased a few weeks ago in San Francisco. You should know all the labor (and sugar) that went into this insane sucker. It took 14.5 hours to make. The process started at 4 a.m. and was com ... More >>
Here's a sweet treat on a day of horrible news: See's Candies just unveiled their Guinness-certified World's Biggest Lollipop in honor of national lollipop day (which apparently is a thing). The 17-foot-tall, 7,000-pound beast will be on display until 4 p.m. today at Justin Herman Plaza near the Fer ... More >>
It's National Lollipop Day, and if you work anywhere near the Embarcadero, you might have noticed. See's Candy staged this 7,000-pound lollipop at Justin Herman Plaza today for everyone to enjoy. You can look, but not lick!The sucker isn't just some stupid PR stunt --it's in the running to become th ... More >>
Charles ChocolatesYou can gnaw on the box when you're done with what's inside.We totally live for candy-coated holidays, and Easter is no exception. Forget the Peeps and instead peep these confectionery suggestions for all budgets:
For the special people who have Easter birthdays ... More >>
Peter Mel at Mavericks This is a big weekend if you're into surfing, pillow fighting, swapping spit (and/or records), and other cheap activities. Here's our to-do list. Thao With the Get Down Stay Down & The Thermals @ Sproul Plaza (Fri.)(We posted this one earlier in the week, but here's a r ... More >>
Favorite morsels from the blogs and beyond:Le Cherpumple1. They said it couldn't be repeated. They said it shouldn't be repeated. But this week Andy Wright spent five hours baking a pie-in-a-cake-times-three cherpumple. The results seemed surprisingly sliceable. I am in awe. 2. Mary Ladd talked t ... More >>
T. PalmerSee's Candies' marshmallow Jack-O-Lantern.San Francisco's few pumpkin patches are open for business, Half Moon Bay's annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is set for October 12, and the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will follow on October 17-18. Yes, folks, it's definite ... More >>
Laszlo Toth/laughingsquid.comSFist has kindly alerted us to a rather unsavory conspiracy theory brewing on Nob Hill. In a guest post at Laughing Squid, author Laszlo Toth reports on a note posted to the door of 1519 Polk Street, a former retail location of See's Candies."Your ... More >>
See's Candies Milk Chocolate Bordeaux.Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! Yes, SFoodie has certainly logged in many hours as a dark chocolate snob. But we also know that milk chocolate was our sweetest gateway drug, and plan to celebrate this very important holiday with some of our local favorites ... More >>
• It was an unapologetic week of eating, with a tear or two thrown in for good measure. New SFoodie blogger Mary Ladd was busted gorging on the tasty but little-known savory foods at Mission Pie. Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford downed a mai tai (or two) in anticipation of summer.
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Our tour guide, Jim Paine."We have so much going on here that you really need to go through everything four or five times to remember it all!" warned Jim Paine, longtime production manager at See's Candies' headquarters in South San Francisco.Paine probably didn't intend  ... More >>
AzieA diverse spectrum of restaurants closed across San Francisco in the first two months of the year, ranging from the celebrated Azie (opened in December of 1999, and now only available as a private event space through its next-door sister restaurant, LuLu) to now-you-see-it-now-you-don't&nbs ... More >>