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Woman-Owned Confections Company Will Donate 10% of Net Profits to Girls Inc. as Part of New Giving Mission

Seattle, WA (January 5, 2022) — Today, Seattle Chocolate debuts its Sunshine Collection in tandem with a new company-wide philanthropic mission supporting Girls Inc., a nonprofit that inspires girls across the United States and Canada to be their strongest, smartest, and boldest selves. Moving forward, Seattle Chocolate will donate 10% of net profits from all sales to Girls Inc.

“Girls Inc. is grateful to have the support of Seattle Chocolate Company and their commitment to the success of girls and young women," says Delita Marsland, Chief Development Officer at Girls Inc.

“Since day one, Seattle Chocolate’s mission has been to ‘brighten days through chocolate,’” says CEO and owner Jean Thompson. “As a mother and a female entrepreneur, uplifting and inspiring young girls is so important to me, and we’re thrilled to now be supporting Girls Inc. with our entire product line.” With its bright, cheerful wrappers and youthful flavors, the new Sunshine Collection aptly ushers in the company’s new giving mission in support of Girls Inc.

Seattle Chocolate worked closely with Amsterdam-based illustrator Bodil Jane — known for her colorful, detailed, and female-focused designs — to design the collection. The Sunshine Collection includes the following new truffle bar, truffle bag, and care package:

- You Are Sunshine Truffle Bar ($4.75/bar):

Creamy milk chocolate truffle bar with a distinctive meltaway center loaded with honey nut oat cereal pieces. Like your favorite bowl of cereal now in chocolate!

- Shine On Truffle Bag ($22/12oz bag):

Includes Malted Milk Ball, Peanut Butter, Pink Bubbly, San Juan Sea Salt, Milk Chocolate, Blackberry Creme, Champagne, Salted Almond

- Sunshine Care Package ($40):

Includes 1 You Are Sunshine Truffle Bar, 1 Shine On Truffle Bag, 1 white chocolate sun-shaped lollipop, postcard + limited edition sticker sheet

Seattle Chocolate is available for national shipping via and in select retailers nationwide, including Wegmans, Central Market, Lunds & Byerlys and select Whole Foods.

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About Seattle Chocolate Company

Founded in 1991, Seattle Chocolate Company is the woman-owned parent company to chocolate brands Seattle Chocolate and jcoco. Seattle Chocolate Company prioritizes delightful flavor combinations, the use of high quality ingredients, thoughtful sourcing, education about the myriad complexities of chocolate production, and philanthropic efforts.

Seattle Chocolate’s product line is anchored by best-selling truffle bars and truffles inspired by CEO and owner Jean Thompson’s vibrant life in Seattle and belief that chocolate can brighten anyone’s day. To further showcase chocolate’s potential, jcoco launched in 2012 with a collection of epicurean-inspired chocolate bars and gifts, and a giving mission baked into the brand. Seattle Chocolate donates 10% of net profit to Girls Inc.

Seattle Chocolate and jcoco celebrate chocolate as an antioxidant-rich and joyful food that people purchase for themselves and as an all-occasion gift to share with friends, colleagues, and loved ones.

More About Seattle Chocolate

Seattle Chocolate’s playful collection of signature, meltaway center truffle bars (made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa) include Mexican Hot Chocolate and San Juan Sea Salt from the mainstay line, and seasonal flavors like Candy Cane Crunch (winter), Carrot Cake (spring), and Apple Pie a la Mode (fall).

Colorful truffle bags are available in a variety of sizes - 5oz, 12oz, 1lb, featuring fan-favorite flavors like Birthday Cake Batter, Champagne, and Blackberry Crème. Seasonal truffle bags including the Holiday Truffle Bag filled with festive red, green, silver, and gold wrapped truffles, and the Pride bag, featuring a rainbow of truffles, are also available (as supplies last). In 2019, Seattle Chocolate introduced fully compostable truffle twist wraps, made with material derived from eucalyptus.

The brand supports small businesses through dynamic partnerships and provides artists with a platform to showcase their original work. Over the course of 30 years of business, Seattle Chocolate has forged relationships with local purveyors like Joe’s Garage Coffee, GloryBee Honey, and The Coffee Cherry Co to create delicious flavor combinations, and with talented independent artists from around the world like Frida Clements and Kendra Dandy who have designed eye-catching wrappers and packaging for the brand.

More About Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. We work with schools and in communities to provide the mentoring relationships, safe spaces, and evidence-based programming that are proven to help girls succeed. Girls build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead change in their lives and effect change in the world. Girls Inc. also works with and for girls to advance legislation and policies that increase opportunities for all girls. Together with partners and supporters, we are building a new generation of leaders. Join us at