I can't believe that I forgot to mention this. One of my favorite things about the west coast is See's Candies! Even though, I did see that they branched out to Louisiana the last time I was there, I haven't seen them everywhere. I love the 'Nuts and Chews' from there, so I always have to get a box when I can. Honestly, when I saw the little booth in LA, I couldn't resist. The woman probably thought I was crazy because my eyes lit up when she handed me the box.
Now, if you're not a chocolate person, then I obviously wouldn't recommend it. If you're like me and you can handle a little sugar ... check them out .. the almond squares are my favorite! They also have really good chocolate lollipops, that they usually let you try for free.