See’s, Guittard, Peet’s Coffee Partner On Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

San Francisco — To help mark its centennial year, See’s Candy Shops, Inc. has partnered with Peet’s Coffee and Guittard Chocolate Co. to produce its April Sweet-of-the-Month — Chocolate Coffee Beans.

The single origin coffee beans from Brazil are roasted by Peet’s, then coated in See’s signature dark chocolate supplied by Guittard, bringing together the three iconic California companies.

“As part of our centennial year, we are releasing a new piece each month. 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,” says Pat Egan, president & CEO of See’s Candies.

The company suggests the treats for as afternoon pick-me- up, as well as using them to top desserts or add to ice cream, milkshakes and yogurt.

“Coffee and chocolate are one of the greatest duos of all time and they share many parallels in sourcing and production. Our medium roast Brazil, with its identifiable soft nuttiness and satisfying sun-dried sweetness, perfectly complements a coat of See’s dark chocolate,” says Emily Bollinger, Green Coffee manager of Peet’s Coffee.

“We are excited to share a special partnership with See’s Candies and Guittard Chocolate Co. that celebrates our common heritage in the Bay Area,” notes Shawn Conway, CEO of Peet’s.

The first of its kind collaboration also celebrates a 75-year-old relationship between See’s and Guittard.

“Our partnership is grounded in a common goal: a commitment to quality and craft of both chocolate and candy. 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,” says Gary Guittard, president of Guittard.

See’s Candies Chocolate Coffee Beans are available for $5 in shops and online, while supplies last.