Donate a new backpack and get a FREE factory tour

All Backpacks Collected Between July 25 – August 15 will be Donated to Elementary School Students in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

GREENACRES, Fla. (July 25, 2016) – As part of its ongoing support of the community, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the start of the 2016/2017 school year by holding a Backpack Donation Drive to benefit Palm Beach and Broward County elementary school students. As part of the Backpack Drive, Hoffman’s Chocolates will be will be giving away FREE Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory Tours to anyone who donates a new school backpack from July 25 – August 15 at participating locations which include the chocolatier’s stores in Greenacres, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Plantation and Weston. The FREE Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory Tours will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. “We are pleased to be collecting backpacks for the children of Palm Beach and Broward County,” said Lois Marino, Director of Marketing for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “For over 40 years, Hoffman’s Chocolates has been supporting our community and we are proud to carry on the tradition by creating a back-to-school drive.” Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate all of the collected backpacks to elementary school students in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Each backpack donor will receive 2 vouchers that can be redeemed for FREE Chocolate Factory Tours at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens, located at 5190 Lake Worth Road in Greenacres. During each sweet 15-minute tour, participants will receive a firsthand look at how Hoffman’s scrumptious gourmet chocolates and confections are melted, molded, carved, and wrapped. In addition to the tours, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also feature samplings of its gourmet chocolates and confections.

Reservations are required for the Chocolate Factory Tours and will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, as space is limited during each time slot. Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the tour.

Anyone who would like to donate new backpacks may drop them off at the following Hoffman’s Chocolates locations (please click here for hours of operation):

  • Greenacres: 5190 Lake Worth Road
  • Lake Worth: 705 Lake Avenue
  • Palm Beach Gardens: 10957 North Military Trail
  • Fort Lauderdale: 920 East Las Olas Boulevard
  • Hollywood: 341 Sheridan Street
  • Plantation: The Fountains – 801 South University Drive
  • Weston: Weston Town Center – 1727 Main Street

Buy One Ice Cream Cone or Cup, Get One FREE on Sunday, July 17th

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it will be offering a special Buy One Ice Cream Cup or Cone, Get One Ice Cream Cup or Cone FREE (of equal or lesser value) promotion on Sunday, July 17th. The special BOGO promotion will be available at all of Hoffman’s Chocolates locations in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, except for its store in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Hoffman’s Chocolates offers a wide array of tasty ice cream flavors that will satisfy any craving. The variety of flavors differs at each store, but all locations have the classics such as Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Mint. Other flavors that can be found at select stores include Hoff Tracks, Stellar Coffee, Orange Dreamsicle, Banana Cream Pie and Toasted Coconut.

National Ice Cream Month was created in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan to celebrate the popularity of ice cream among Americans. Today, National Ice Cream Month takes place every July and National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month. Celebrate an American tradition and indulge in this sweet refreshing treat from Hoffman’s Chocolates!

Hoffman’s Chocolates also recently announced the launch of its new “Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer” promotion featuring its scrumptious NEW limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. Through July 31st, Hoffman’s will be donating ten percent of all ice cream sundae and milkshake sales to United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s, partner, Literacy Coalition. In addition, all guests are invited to visit any Hoffman’s Chocolates location to share how they “Stay Cool & Celebrate” by taking photos of themselves enjoying any Hoffman’s Chocolates treat and sharing via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CelebrateWithHoffmans. One photo will be selected randomly, and the winner will receive FREE chocolate for a year! Milkshakes and sundaes are not part of the July 17th BOGO promotion.

The eight Hoffman’s Chocolates stores participating in the BOGO promotion are located in Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton, Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, The Fountains in Plantation, Hollywood and the Weston Town Center in Weston. Hoffman’s Chocolates also recently opened a store in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.