See’s Candies, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Launch Limited-Time Flavors

Two California brands come together for a sweet collaboration launching June 28.

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June 25, 2024

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See’s Candies and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams have announced a limited-time collection from the two California-based brands, consisting of four McConnell’s x See’s ice cream flavors.

“There is something really special about two iconic California brands coming together, and we are thrilled to team up with McConnell’s to create these delicious ice cream flavors,” says Pat Egan, president, chief executive officer, See’s Candies. “When we started talking about the partnership and tasting different combinations, we couldn’t narrow it down. We’re both so excited for our customers to try them all. We kept thinking we could pick a favorite, but each one was uniquely great – perfectly in line with both brands.”

See’s Candies has been making quality chocolate and candy since 1921 and served ice cream at its shops in its early days.

“Truly successful collaborations are dependent on so many things going right; and on that front, this is a dream,” says Michael Palmer, chief executive officer, co-owner, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. “For starters, both McConnell's and See’s have incredible histories as heritage, California brands. But it’s the alignment on product that makes this so exciting. The combination of See’s incredible candies and our delicious ice creams is unmatched. Don’t wait on a visit to our shops or to go online to try these flavors – they will go fast.”

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and like See’s Candies, shares a dedication to taste and quality, owning and operating all production from its McConnell’s Family Dairy and creating ice cream completely from scratch from locally-sourced ingredients. To develop the final collaborative ice cream flavors, the McConnell’s and See’s teams merged top-favorite See’s Candies pieces with McConnell’s house-made artisan ice cream bases to create four custom-confection flavors for fans, including:

  • Vanilla with California Brittle – See’s buttery almond brittle covered in rich, dark chocolate is matched with McConnell's classic, full-flavored (R.R. Lochhead) vanilla ice cream. Topped off with crunchy, salt-roasted almonds and ribbons of chocolate ganache.

  • Coffee with Molasses Chips – A mash-up of See’s dark and milk chocolate-coated, crispy molasses honeycomb wafers, bathed in medium-roast, coffee-infused Central Coast grass-fed milk and cream, alongside swirls of chocolate sauce.

  • Chocolate with Polar Bear Paws – See’s Polar Bear Paw with buttery caramel and salt-roasted peanuts, enrobed in white chocolate and a peanut butter swirl paired with a McConnell’s favorite, Dutchman’s Chocolate.

  • Banana Cream with Toffee-ettes – Ripe bananas, pureed into Central Coast milk and cream, a salted caramel swirl and handfuls of See’s popular Toffee-ettes – roasted almonds, embedded in rich, Danish butter toffee in See’s creamy, milk chocolate (rolled in even more crunchy almonds).

Beginning Friday, June 28, fans can find all four collaborative offerings at all McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Scoop Shops and online at Mcconnells.com for nationwide shipping, while supplies last.

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