To celebrate its 100th anniversary, See’s Candies has enlisted the help of Guittard Chocolate Company and Peet’s Coffee to help create its April Sweet-of-the-Month, Chocolate Coffee Beans.
The three iconic California companies have teamed up for a product that starts with single origin coffee beans from Brazil roasted to perfection by Peet’s, then generously coated in See’s signature dark chocolate supplied by Guittard. Candies Chocolate Coffee Beans are available now for $5 in its shops and online.
“As part of our Centennial year, we are releasing a new piece each month,” says Pat Egan, president and chief executive officer of See’s Candies. “When we decided to make chocolate-covered coffee beans, I couldn't think of better partners than our friends at Peet’s and Guittard. All three of us have deep roots in the Bay Area and share traditions of creating premium products and taking care of customers. So, developing this together with other California icons that also have a great company culture was a real treat.”
“Coffee and chocolate are one of the greatest duos of all time and they share many parallels in sourcing and production,” says Emily Bollinger, green coffee manager of Peet’s Coffee. “Our medium roast Brazil, with its identifiable soft nuttiness and satisfying sun-dried sweetness, perfectly complements a coat of See’s dark chocolate.”
“Our partnership is grounded in a common goal: a commitment to quality and craft of both chocolate and candy,” says Gary Guittard, president of Guittard Chocolate. “We’re thrilled to work with Peet’s Coffee, another long-lasting and innovative Bay Area company, on this product collaboration that highlights our collective dedication to coffee, chocolate and confection.”
Founded in California in 1921, See’s Candies has expanded from one candy shop to over 240 shops across America and a flourishing online store. The company has a 75-year-old relationship with Guittard Chocolate.