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Southern California Specific Snack Food?

Jessattacks Jan 1, 2014 05:22 PM

Trying to put goodie bags together for the guests at our wedding-the majority of whom are not socal natives. We wanted to have at least one item (besides oranges) to represent the local flavor but I am at a loss for some sort of candy or snack food to include. Any ideas?

  1. Servorg Jan 1, 2014 05:53 PM

    Graber olives: http://www.graberolives.com/

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      Tripeler Jan 1, 2014 06:31 PM

      WOW I love those Graber Olives. They seem to be the least salty of all commercial olives.

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        Gypsy Jan Jan 2, 2014 02:59 PM

        Yes, absolutely!

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        d_doubleyew Jan 1, 2014 06:06 PM

        See's Candies lollypops or "little pops"?

        Or Little Flower Candy Co Sea Salt caramels?

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          Jessattacks Jan 1, 2014 07:20 PM

          uhm duh! I don't know how I forgot about See's. Great suggestion!

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            happybaker Jan 1, 2014 07:39 PM

            Sees is awesome.

            My grandmother used to make her own candy/brittle. My mom too, until her hands got too bad. Someone gave her a box of the sees toffee? She was in heaven!

          2. re: d_doubleyew
            DrBruin Jan 2, 2014 02:55 PM

            Second the See's Candy rec's.... It'll keep fresh enough for your guests... I would give them each a see's scotchmallow or a see's lollipop.

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            Goatjunky Jan 1, 2014 06:56 PM

            Medjool dates, my other options are mexican candies.

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              janeyoc Jan 1, 2014 07:25 PM

              Have a chip - Rumor has it made by the Hare Krishna's in Laguna Beach. Thin tortilla chips with a touch of soy sauce.



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                Eater15 Jan 1, 2014 08:02 PM

                Pica fresas (and other Mexican candy)

                1. JetLaggedChef Jan 1, 2014 08:05 PM

                  I lived in San Diego for a long time and avocados are the first thing that come to mind but that's probably not what you're looking for in a guest bag. :)

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                    jessejames Jan 1, 2014 09:21 PM


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                      moreplease Jan 2, 2014 09:45 AM

                      Homeboy Industries makes tortilla chips and salsas, they're available in all Ralphs.

                      1. perk Jan 2, 2014 09:58 AM

                        See's pop would be perfect!

                        1. perk Jan 2, 2014 10:00 AM

                          Also the Santa Barbara pistachios are very nice. They have a variety of flavors. I'm pretty sure you can buy them at retail outlets, but they also sell them at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday.

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                            Jessattacks Jan 2, 2014 09:18 PM

                            YES! Thanks, great suggestion.

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                            ns1 Jan 2, 2014 10:20 AM

                            i'm currently suffering through an almond roca, so my vote would be littlejohn's toffee.

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                              Ernie Jan 2, 2014 12:31 PM

                              Dates grown locally in Southern California

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                                wienermobile Jan 2, 2014 02:59 PM

                                Hadley's http://www.hadleyfruitorchards.com

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                                JudiAU Jan 5, 2014 02:11 PM

                                Little Johns toffee

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                                  CLowe Jan 5, 2014 07:54 PM

                                  +1, very good stuff. At the Original Farmers Market.


                                2. wienermobile Jan 5, 2014 02:27 PM

                                  Stan's Peanut Butter Donuts

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                                    Jessattacks Jan 5, 2014 02:49 PM

                                    OMG. these may not work in the guest bags but wow thank you for telling me about these. off to go eat my own weight in peanut butter donuts

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