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Southern California Specific Snack Food?

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?

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    1. re: Servorg

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

        1. re: d_doubleyew

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

          1. re: Jessattacks

            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

            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.

          3. Medjool dates, my other options are mexican candies.

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



              1. Pica fresas (and other Mexican candy)

                1. 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. :)

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

                      1. See's pop would be perfect!

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

                            1. Dates grown locally in Southern California

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                                1. re: JudiAU

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


                                2. Stan's Peanut Butter Donuts

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                                  1. re: wienermobile

                                    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