See’s Candies Lollypops – Worth the 80 calories

I hadn’t enjoyed a See’s Candies Lollypop in years, and I consume a lot of candy. Inevitably, it was time to pay this old friend a visit.

Back in June, we were flying home from San Francisco and I had forgotten my usual stash of Organic Trader Joe’s lollypops that keep my kiddos’ ears from hurting on the airplane. Yikes! Screaming kids or kids amped up on candy? I’m sure your choice would have been the same. 

I rushed into the travel store and found the only lollypops available – a $12 box of assorted See’s Candies Lollypops in café late, vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. The See’s Candies company has been in the Bay Area since 1936, so I decided it was necessary to pay homage to my visiting city. SOLD.

Three hours later upon approach to DIA, I handed each of my children a vanilla lollypop. I don’t think those kids made a sound until we arrived in our garage in Denver. What was in those lollypops?

Later that week, I was craving something for dessert, but didn’t want to go overboard in calories. Ahh, the box of See’s! Well, well, well, what is my new little vice during dieting? See’s Candies Lollypops, of course. They are fantastic and last for a surprisingly long time. I could never really enjoy the café latte flavor, but the other three were amazing. I guess I had some double-dipping nights, because the box was gone in less than a week. No wonder, because this lollypop is sensational. A company that has been around for over 90 years certainly knows what they are doing!

Next up: See’s Root Beer Lollypops! With over 200 stores in the Western United States, you can find boxes of these lollypops anywhere. You can also order them online. Boxes of 12 lollypops in assorted flavors are only $5.80 on their website, less than half the price of my original splurge. Happy lollypopping!

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6 Comments

  • Every time we go to the mall, we stop by See’s and get a lollipop….oh, and a sample of whatever they give us! I don’t eat a lot of candy either, but that 80 calorie See’s lollipop is something I always have room for in my diet. I usually hold on to the one I buy for a while, tucking it in my purse so I have a surprise when I forget about it, or to enjoy at my computer desk while I’m working.

    • August 7, 2012

      Julie Bielenberg

      I love that you savor them for as long as you can, I try to as well. They last so long too, what a treat. Thank you so much for the awesome post.

  • August 6, 2012

    Ratna

    I actually heard these were sugar free too? I am looking for sugar free candy for my mum if you have suggestions for the Denver area?

    • August 7, 2012

      Julie Bielenberg

      I do not think I saw any sugar-free lollipops on the website, but I will double check for you. A sugar free blog for Denver candy sounds like a great idea, I will look into it and investigate. Thanks for reading the blog and posting!

  • August 6, 2012

    Tammy and Parker

    SEES is local to us, but I don’t remember Lollypops. I’ll take a closer look next time I’m there!

    • August 7, 2012

      Julie Bielenberg

      I’m in San Fran again – must stock up! YES YES YES – they have at least 5 flavors of lollipops and they are delicious. Check it out. What a fantastic area you live in, we love Cali!