Winter Wonderland opens November 18th

Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that its 27th Annual Winter Wonderland will open to the public on Saturday, November 18 and it will be adding an exciting new attraction this year — Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink presented by the Florida Panthers. The 2,400 square-foot, outdoor ice skating rink will be located in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens in Greenacres (5190 Lake Worth Road). Made with real ice, the rink will be kept cool at 32 degrees for guests to enjoy a true outdoor ice skating experience in South Florida.  

 

“We are incredibly excited to partner with the Florida Panthers for our 27th Annual Winter Wonderland,” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement. “The Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink compliments our Winter Wonderland perfectly allowing guests to make a day or evening out of visiting our factory – they can ice skate, indulge in some chocolate or ice cream while enjoying our holiday light display.”

 

“Our Holiday Rinks allow Panthers Fans to enjoy the holiday season with the Cats in Ft. Lauderdale and Lake Worth,” said Florida Panthers Chief of Staff Sean McCaffrey. “We’re excited to work with the City of Ft. Lauderdale and Hoffman’s Chocolates to offer a unique & family-friendly ice skating experience to our South Florida Community”

 

Featuring more than 125,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, a giant Christmas tree, live entertainment, and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Winter Wonderland will be open nightly, November 18 through December 30, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and is FREE to the public. Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink will be open November 18  through December 30.  Ice skating tickets will be $15 each for general admission; $13 per person for groups of 10 or more; and $10 per person for military veterans and first responders; for a 60 minute skate session. The cost includes skate rental.  Hours of operation for the ice skating rink will be Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Both Winter Wonderland and the ice skating rink will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The rink will have early closure on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. (Winter Wonderland will be closed).

 

In addition to the Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also introduce its new Holiday Chocolate Class and Factory Tour with Santa. The exclusive tour will include a behind-the-scenes tour through Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory, a meet and greet with Santa Claus, a special chocolate craft and a scoop of Hoffman’s ice cream. Space is limited and the cost is $24.95 per. Guests can visit www. hoffmans.com for more details and to purchase ticket.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates will also host its 2nd Annual Circle of Celebration Holiday Wreath Display and Contest at Winter Wonderland to support local nonprofits in the South Florida community.  The gourmet chocolatier has invited 10 nonprofit organizations total from Palm Beach and Broward County to decorate custom wreaths that will be displayed at Winter Wonderland.  Throughout the holiday season, Winter Wonderland guests will be able to vote for their favorite wreath.  Hoffman’s Chocolates will then donate $1,000.00 to the winning organization. Each participating nonprofit will receive a 48-inch wreath and $250 from Hoffman’s to cover the cost of supplies needed to decorate the wreath. The winning wreath will be announced on January 8, 2018.

 

Additional Highlights of Hoffman’s Chocolates 27th Annual Winter Wonderland will include:

  • Colorful holiday lights and festive ornaments adorning the trees throughout the garden and a magnificent 12-foot Christmas tree.
  • Enchanting, animated holiday displays will include a beautifully lit gazebo, cascading fountains, an Arctic zone with lighted polar bears and penguins, a Nativity scene, Christmas trees and a beautifully-decorated Hanukkah display.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome guests and pose for photos with the whole family. Guests are welcome to bring their cameras.
  • San Francisco Puffs & Stuffs Inc. Concessionaire will be onsite serving delicious food onsite for guests to enjoy.
  • Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Shoppe will be located adjacent to the rink where guests can purchase Florida Panthers merchandise including T-shirts, hats and gloves.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates’ festively decorated Factory Shoppe & Ice Cream Parlour will offer mouthwatering treats for the whole family including seasonal ice cream flavors and Hoffman’s seasonal Milkshakes. Hoffman’s Chocolates Shoppe is also the perfect destination to find the sweetest holiday gifts.  Hoffman’s gourmet chocolates, specialty gifts and gift baskets are perfect for family, friends, loved ones, teachers, stocking stuffers and corporate gifts. Hoffman’s Chocolates can ship to anywhere in the U.S.

 

Sponsors for this year’s Winter Wonderland include: BankUnited, Northwestern Mutual, MOD Pizza, FPL, Florida Sugar Cane League, All About Closing, Inc., KeyStaff, L Seven Solutions and Greenspoon Marder.

 

Admission to Winter Wonderland is complimentary for all guests. Please visit www.hoffmans.com/WinterWonderland for additional event details and daily updates on Winter Wonderland holiday performances and happenings.

 

For more information on the Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink, please visit www.facebook.com/PanthersHolidayRinks or www.nhl.com/panthers/community/panthersinthepark.

 

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Holiday Winter Wonderland and store hours are as follows:

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland:

November 18th – December 30th

The garden will be open nightly from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

*Winter Wonderland will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23rd) and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating Rink:

November 18th– December 30th   

Monday through Friday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Stanley will make periodic appearances

*Panthers in Palm Beach Ice Skating will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23rd) and have early closure at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos:

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning November 24th – December 23rd from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Beginning December 14th, Santa will be there every night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will leave promptly at 10 p.m. on December 23rd to deliver presents and start their journey back to the North Pole.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Holiday Store Hours (Holiday hours begin November 21st):

Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Year’s Eve (12/31):  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Help us raise money for those in need

HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES PARTNERS WITH NEIGHBORS4NEIGHBORS TO ADOPT FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Hoffman’s Chocolates will also donate a portion of online holiday sales to Neighbors4Neighbors

 

Greenacres, Fla. (October xx, 2017)Hoffman’s Chocolates announced today that it will partner with Neighbors4Neighbors this holiday season to support the organization’s “Adopt a Family 4 The Holidays” initiative. Hoffman’s Chocolates nine retail stores and corporate office headquarters will each adopt a family in need to make their Holidays extra special. In addition, a portion of proceeds from Hoffman’s Chocolates’ online sales made from October 15 through December 20, will be donated to Neighbors4Neighbors with the use of the code “N4N25” at checkout.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Palm Beach stores will adopt their families through the Kids Cancer Foundation and its Broward Stores will adopt families through the Jessica June Cancer Foundation. The store managers of each Hoffman’s Chocolates store will take their team out for a day of shopping to purchase gifts from the family’s Christmas wish list.

 

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Neighbors4Neighbors this holiday season and to have the opportunity to not only give back to families in need, but to also form meaningful connections with these members of our community” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We hope to be able to make this Holiday Season an unforgettable one for both our staff and the families.”

 

As part of the partnership, Hoffman’s Chocolates will host an exclusive event with Santa on December 9th at 4 p.m. for all adopted families at its Greenacres Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens. The adopted families will be treated to Hoffman’s Chocolates, confections and ice cream. They will also be able to experience the holiday light display in the gardens and receive their presents straight from Santa Claus himself.

 

“Hoffman’s kindness and generosity will not only provide a magical holiday for those families they adopt, but thanks to this incredible online offer, we will be able to serve many more.  We love our Hoffman’s family.”  Lynne Cameron, Executive Director of Neighbors4Neighbors.

Sweet Relief for First Responders and Utility Workers

We’re offering sweet relief to First Responders and Utility Workers assisting in getting South Florida back up and running post Hurricane Irma. From now through Sunday, September 17th, all Hoffman’s Chocolates stores will offer first responders and utility workers a free regular size cup or cone of ice cream (two scoops) with their choice of one topping to thank them for their hard work. A valid ID required.

 

For the Kids:

Hoffman’s Chocolates also opened up Children’s Chocolatier Classes at its Greenacres Factory this week from September 13th to September 15th to give kids and their families something fun to do with school out the rest of the week. At the classes, kids can make a chocolate pizza, decorate their own chocolate bar, or create their own chocolate sea shells.

 

To view the class schedule, please click here and to book a class or for more information, please call 561.967.2213.

 

For all Ice Cream Lovers:

After a stressful week of dealing with Hurricane Irma, Hoffman’s Chocolates knows everyone could use a pick-me-up and is offering Buy One Ice Cream, Get One Free from now through Friday, September 15th.  Buy any size cup or cone and get one free.

Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wins Ice Cream Sundae Competition

CFF’s winning sundae, Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang, will be available at Hoffman’s Chocolates Stores from August 21 through September 4

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates held its Ice Cream Sundae CompetitionMaking Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations at Hoffman’s Chocolates/ BBX Capital’s corporate office on August 11. Seven nonprofit organizations each partnered with a Hoffman’s store manager to create a special ice cream sundae for the competition. A panel of five judges determined that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang sundae was the winning combination. Taking home first-place, CFF will receive a donation of $1,500 from Hoffman’s Chocolates and the opportunity to have its winning flavor featured in all Hoffman’s Chocolates stores.

 

Served in a freshly-made waffle bowl half-dipped in chocolate, the over-the-top Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang sundae features three 4 oz. scoops of Hoffman’s signature ice cream.  The three ice cream flavors include Banana Cream Pie, a creamy banana ice cream with marshmallow ribbons and baked pie crust; Chocolate Fudge Brownie, a velvety chocolate ice cream filled with moist fudge brownie pieces and chocolate fudge; and Elephant Ears, vanilla ice cream swirled with peanut butter and large chocolate chips. The three scoops are topped with Hoffman’s rich peanut butter cups and fresh bananas that are covered in sugar and flambeed to a perfect crisp. The mouthwatering sundae is coated with a smooth caramel sauce and finished off with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

 

The Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang sundae will be featured in all stores from August 21 through September 4 (excluding the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport store). The masterminds behind this delicious sundae recipe were Darlene Eddy, Hoffman’s Chocolates Plantation Store Manager, and Christina Landshut, Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation South Florida Office. In addition to the initial donation of $1,500, Hoffman’s Chocolates will make a second donation to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

“This is our second time holding our summer ice cream sundae competition, and it’s a really fun way for our store managers to make meaningful connections with leaders of various nonprofit organizations in our South Florida community,” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “The way we set up the competition, every participant walks away with a donation, so it’s a win-win for all organizations and a feel-good event for us.”

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates donated $250 to each nonprofit organization who participated. The participating nonprofit organizations included:

 

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Christina Landshut, Executive Director of the South Florida Office | Creation: Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter Bang
  • Vita Nova | Jeff De Mario, CEO | Creation: Death by Caffeine
  • ARC Palm Beach | Kristen Daniel, Director of Advancement |Creation: The Arc’s Raspberry Creation
  • Crockett Foundation | Henri Crockett, President and Founder | Creation: Hoff-Hatters Madness
  • 2-1-1 Broward | Michael Wild, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors | Creation: C4: Captain’s Coconut Cookie Crunch
  • HANDY | Evan Goldman, CEO | Creation: Triple H: Hoffman’s Handy Heaven
  • The Melanoma Foundation | Stacy Ostrau, Executive Director | Creation: Solar Eclipse Sundae

 

A panel of five judges sampled each organization’s sundae creation at the event. The judges included Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital; Craig Setzer, Chief Meteorologist at CBS 4 Miami; Senator George LeMieux; Chairman, Gunster; Representative Shevrin Jones, Florida State Representatives; and Linda Buccilli, Growth and Development Director, Northwestern Mutual.

 

Donate a backpack and get a sweet treat!

CELEBRATE BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A FREE HOT FUDGE SUNDAE OR BOX OF CHOCOLATES AT HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES WITH THE DONATION OF A NEW SCHOOL BACKPACK

All Backpacks Collected on August 12 and 13 will be Donated to Kids in Distress

 

As part of its ongoing support of the community, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the start of the 2017/2018 school year by holding a Backpack Donation Drive to benefit Kids in Distress (KID) of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. KID is a nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children.

 

Anyone who donates a new school backpack at a participating Hoffman’s Chocolates location on Saturday, August 12 or Sunday, August 13 will receive their choice of a FREE ¼ lb. Pre-packaged Classic Assortment Box of Milk or Dark Chocolates or a Hot Fudge Sundae made with two scoops of ice cream, topped with hot fudge, one additional topping, and whipped cream (limited to one complimentary Hoffman’s treat per one donated backpack and valid for redemption on the day of donation only). All backpacks need to be brought to the store registers for redemption. Participating locations include the chocolatier’s stores in Greenacres, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Plantation and Weston. Please visit hoffmans.com for store locations and hours of operation.

 

“Supporting our community has always been a priority for Hoffman’s Chocolates,” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We know how expensive back-to-school supplies can be for families, and we want to do our part by helping as many children and families as we can in the community by holding our back-to-school drive.”

Magic Shows & Face Painting at Hoffman’s

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates will celebrate family fun by featuring magic shows and face painting at its stores in Greenacres on Saturday, August 5, and Palm Beach Gardens on Sunday, August 6.  Master Magician Gary from Midnight Magic Entertainment will perform two 45-minute magic shows at each location (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Guests can also have their faces painted with creative designs and glitter by the face painters that will be onsite throughout the event.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

August 5, 2017:

Hoffman’s Chocolates – Greenacres: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

5190 Lake Worth Road Greenacres, FL 33463

Magic Shows: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (45 minutes each)

Face painting: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

August 6, 2017

Hoffman’s Chocolates – Palm Beach Gardens:  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

10957 North Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Magic Shows: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (45 minutes each)

Face Painting: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

The event is free and open to the public and will be held indoors at both stores.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day and you could win FREE ice cream for a year!

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it will offer 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 16.  The special BOGO promotion will be available at its locations in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.*

Hoffman’s Chocolates is not only offering the special BOGO offer on National Ice Cream Day, but is also celebrating National Ice Cream Month with the continuation of its Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream. Every Tuesday customers can enjoy one scoop of ice cream for $2.00.

As a bonus, from Tuesday, July 11 to Sunday, July 16, guests can share a photo of themselves enjoying gourmet ice cream at a Hoffman’s Chocolates store on social media with the hashtag #CelebrateWithHoffmans for a chance to win free ice cream for a year. Posts must be shared publicly on Twitter, Instagram, or posted on Hoffman’s Chocolates main Facebook page (@HoffmansChoc).  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 17th. Click here for more information.

Hoffman’s Chocolates offers a wide array of 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 Chip. Other flavors that can be found at select stores include Hoff Tracks and Stellar Coffee.

Hoffman’s Chocolates currently has stores in Greenacres, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.  For more information or to find a Hoffman’s Chocolates location near you, please visit www.Hoffmans.com or follow on social media at https://www.facebook.com/hoffmanschoc, https://www.instagram.com/hoffmanschocolate, or www.twitter.com/hoffmanschoc.

*Offer excludes the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport location

WE’RE PROUD SPONSORS OF THE ARTS

Hoffman’s Chocolates returns for the second consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of the Family Fun series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

The series brings favorite stories from beloved children’s literature to life on stage and each performance includes free pre-show art activities and a complimentary sweet treat from Hoffman’s Chocolates after the curtain comes down.

“We support the Broward Center’s commitment to provide engaged learning in and through the arts,” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement. “These performances, based on stories young audiences already know and love, introduce young audiences to the arts while strengthening reading skills.”

The 2017–18 Family Fun Series presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center features Fancy Nancy (October 7), The Cat in the Hat (January 14), Nugget & Fang (February 10) and Are You My Mother? (April 22).

At the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the series presents Click Clack Moo! (October 15), Charlotte’s Web (January 13), Go, Dog, Go! (February 4) and The Rainbow Fish (May 6).

For more information visit BrowardCenter.org, AventuraCenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com.
AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, LATAM AIRLINES, MasterCard, Paramount Refreshment Solutions and Sun Sentinel are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.

All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.

Celebrate Summer with Super Specials and Awesome Activities

Hoffman’s Chocolates will celebrate summer with sweet specials including a BOGO promotion, Children’s Chocolatier Classes, Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream and new Nitro and Cold Brew Coffee. Full details on Hoffman’s summer lineup of offerings are included below.

 

BOGO Promotion:

Beginning July 1, customers can purchase a 9-ounce box of Hoffman’s famous Coconut Cashew Crunch, a crunchy, buttery and lightly sweet snack, and get a 9-ounce box of Peanut Brittle FREE (Value $9.95.) This BOGO offer will be available at all of Hoffman’s Chocolates Palm Beach County and Broward County locations and online at Hoffmans.com through DATE or while inventory lasts.

 

2017 Children’s Chocolatier Summer Classes:

Hoffman’s Chocolates 2017 Children’s Chocolatier Summer Classes take place at the gourmet chocolatier’s factory store in Greenacres (5190 Lake Worth Road). The classes are great for children ages six and up. Each class includes a guided window tour, a video presentation of the history of chocolate and the history of Hoffman’s Chocolates, and a sampling of Hoffman’s gourmet ice cream.

  • Chocolate Sea Life Class: 10 a.m. on Tuesday June, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25 and Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 & 27; $9.95 per child. Create and decorate chocolate sea shells.
  • Chocolate Pizza Class: 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25; $14.95 per child. Create a chocolate pizza with colorful candy toppings.
  • Chocolate House Class: 2 p.m. on Tuesday June, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25: $24.95 per child. Create a chocolate house with colorful candy decorations.
  • Chocolate Bar Class: 12 p.m. on Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 & 27; $14.95 per child. Create a chocolate bar with colorful candy toppings.
  • Chocolate Picture Frame Class: 2 p.m. on Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 & 27; $19.95 per child. Bring a 5”x7” picture and create a chocolate picture frame with colorful candy toppings.

To book a chocolatier class, customers can call 561-967-2213.

 

Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream:

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in July, Hoffman’s Chocolates will continue offering its popular Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream throughout the summer months.  Every Tuesday, customers can enjoy one scoop of Hoffman’s ice cream for $2.00 per cup or cone.

 

New Nitro and Cold Brew Coffee at Plantation Sweet Shoppe:

Customers who need an extra caffeine boost can now enjoy a delicious 12-ounce cup of Nitro or Cold Brew Coffee at Hoffman’s Sweet Shoppe at The Fountains in Plantation.  Recently introduced exclusively at the Plantation location, the cost for a cup of Cold Brew is $4.75 and Nitro Coffee is $5.00.

Free Chocolate Cigar for Dads on Father’s Day

First 50 Dads to Visit Hoffman’s Chocolates on Father’s Day receive a Free Chocolate Cigar

Celebrate Dad with a visit to Hoffman’s Chocolates this Father’s Day! On Sunday, June 18th the first 50 Dads to come into any of Hoffman’s Chocolates South Florida stores will receive a free chocolate cigar. In addition, Hoffman’s Chocolates will feature BOGO ice cream all day.