CALIFORNIA'S GOLD: See's Candy
Airs Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
It started back in 1921 and quickly became one of California's biggest and "sweetest" success stories. The little shop on Western Avenue featured the favorite candy recipes of Mary See and focused on farm-fresh ingredients and homemade goodness. Before long this little shop had grown into a chain of stores serving loyal customers, and See's Candies had become famous around the world.
Then he travels to Los Angeles for a tour of the inner sanctum of the See's Candy factory where the historic candies are actually made. It's an assembly line like none other in the world, manned by employees who have been with the company for years.
The story of See's Candy is indeed a true California success story -- one of which Mary See surely would be proud!