See’s Candies, Started in Pasadena Home Kitchen, Celebrates Mary See’s Birthday

Published on Sep 19, 2022

See’s Candies, the famous candy company that started in Pasadena, is offering special deals as part of the celebration of its founder, Mary See’s 168th birthday.

100 years ago, in November 1921, See’s Candies was founded in Pasadena, using Mary’s homemade confections. 

Mary See was born in 1854 and came to Pasadena from Ontario, Canada around 1919, after the death of her husband, Alexander See. Her son, Charles, asked Mary to move to California, where he had planned to start his own candy company selling sweets from his mother’s recipes. 

To commemorate the occasion, candy lovers can enjoy the Deal of the Day, which is announced each morning on See’s website and social media. 

Fans of the old-time candy should also be on the lookout for special pricing on See’s classic favorites, as well as the limited-time only See’s Birthday Bundle, which includes: Birthday Wishes Peanut Brittle, Birthday Cake and Butterscotch Lollypop.

Up to today, some of See’s Candies treats are still made using Mary’s own original recipes, including Peanut Brittle, Victoria Toffee and Chocolate Walnut Fudge.

“Mary See’s motto, Quality Without Compromise, continues to guide the company and we are proud to uphold her high standards across all areas of our business,” said Pat Egan, President & CEO.

See’s Candies became part of Berkshire Hathaway in January 1972, after Warren  Buffett and Charlie Munger of Pasadena purchased the company. To this day, See’s is one of Buffett’s favorite businesses, and he shows this by enjoying his favorite – See’s Candies Peanut Brittle – in front of thousands of shareholders at every annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.  

Today, customers can choose from more than 100 different candies and chocolates, whether shopping online or visiting one of See’s iconic black-and-white checkered shops. 

Now headquartered in San Francisco, See’s Candies in Pasadena is located at 3641 E. Foothill Blvd., one of over 245 shops the company operates throughout the U.S. 

For more information,visit See’s Candies’ website at 

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