One of Warren Buffett's companies just sent us a mysterious package -- here's what was inside

On May 1, the 50th edition of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meet kicks off in Omaha.

Ahead of this meeting, we here at Business Insider were sent a package from one of Warren Buffett’s portfolio companies: See’s Candies.

See’s was acquired by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 1972 for $US25 million. To date, See’s has earned $US1.9 billion in pre-tax profit for Berkshire and required only $US40 million in additional investments.

In his latest letter to shareholders, Buffett discussed the acquisition, writing that, “through watching See’s in action, I gained a business education about the value of powerful brands that opened my eyes to many other profitable investments.”


A letter from See's Candies, one of the first companies Buffett bought under the Berkshire Hathaway umbrella.

It's a box of special edition candies that will be sold at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in two weeks.

Two smaller boxes inside the bigger box.

'Have a sweet day!' Berkshire Hathaway companies really are nice! And folksy!

The candies.

A box of See's Famous Old Time Candies.


Another box, with a bowl for your special edition candy.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway.

Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and Mary See.


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