“Celebrate & Say I Do” wedding giveaway contest

We’re pleased to announce the start of its “Celebrate & Say I Do” wedding giveaway contest, which begins on Friday, January 13th at 9 a.m. One lucky couple will win a beautiful, intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony for 30 guests under the gazebo in the lush gardens at the Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe and Gardens located in Greenacres, FL (5190 Lake Worth Road).

Couples can enter the contest by submitting a video or photo with a story to the Hoffman’s Chocolates website at Hoffmans.com/contest explaining why they would like to “Celebrate & Say I Do” in the Gardens. Finalists’ photos, videos and stories will then be posted to the contest page where the public can vote for a winner. The entry that receives the most votes will win. The contest will run from January 13th until 11:59 p.m. on January 27th. A winner will be notified and announced on January 28th, and the wedding will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“We were inspired to come up this contest to celebrate and spread the love within our community as each couple shares their story with us,” said Lois Marino, Director of Marketing. “We are excited to play a part in the lucky couple’s love story by providing them with a unique and memorable ceremony in our beautiful gardens.”

As part of the celebration, Hoffman’s Chocolates and participating sponsors will also provide the happy couple with a photographer to document their special day, a limousine ride to the ceremony, a ceremony officiant, bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and groom and matching wedding bands to mark the occasion. The reception will be complete with a buffet dinner, a champagne toast and soft drinks for the couple and their 30 guests, music for guests to dance the night away, a wedding cake and an array of Hoffman’s Chocolates confections to end the night on a sweet note. Sponsors for the ceremony include: Exquisite Catering by Robert, Cristino Fine Jewelry, Downtown Photo, We Take the Cake, Abe’s Limousine Services and Holiday Lighting Design.

Following the ceremony and celebration, the winning couple will also be treated to a romantic two-night stay at The Fountains Resort in Orlando, generously donated by Bluegreen Vacations. They will also receive a gift basket from Hoffman’s Chocolates complete with chocolates, a bottle of champagne and an 8×10 photo from their ceremony with a decorative frame.

26th Annual Winter Wonderland Starts Saturday, November 19th

_dsc6615Hoffman’s Chocolates is excited to announce that its 26th Annual Winter Wonderland will be open to the public at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens in Greenacres, Fla. (5190 Lake Worth Road) beginning Saturday,   November 19th and will run through Friday, December 30th. Festivities will be bigger than ever this year with more than 75,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, giant Christmas tree, live entertainment, photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the opening of the new Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Shack offering assorted chocolates, gourmet caramel apples and ice cream, for sale in the Gardens.

 

As part of its ongoing support of the local community, Hoffman’s Chocolates will this year introduce its Inaugural Circle of Celebration Holiday Wreath Display and Contest at Winter Wonderland.  The gourmet chocolatier has invited 10 Palm Beach and Broward County non-profit organizations to decorate custom wreaths that will be displayed at Winter Wonderland.  Throughout the holiday season, Winter Wonderland guests will be able cast their votes of their favorite wreath.  Hoffman’s Chocolates will then donate $1000.00 to the “winning” organization that received the most votes. The other nine non-profits will each receive a $250 donation from the chocolatier. The winning wreath will be announced on January 6, 2017.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates 26th Annual Winter Wonderland other highlights will include:

  • Colorful holiday lights and festive ornaments adorning the trees throughout the garden and a magnificent 12-foot Christmas tree.
  • Holiday bell ringers, musicians and talent from local schools, community groups and religious organizations will perform in the Paul Hoffman Community Corner. Guests are invited to bring blankets to get cozy on the green lawn and revel in the holiday spirit.
  • 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.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates’ festively decorated Factory Shoppe & Ice Cream Parlour will offer for purchase mouthwatering treats for the whole family including scrumptious seasonal ice cream flavors, delicious Mexican Hot Cocoa 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland:

November 19th– December 30th

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

*Winter Wonderland will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24th) and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos:

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning November 25th – December 23rd from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday, December 19th – Friday, December 23rd from 6 p.m. – 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.

Celebrate better weather! All stores open for business.

We’re very grateful that Hurricane Matthew missed us here in South Florida. All of our locations are open for business as of 12pm today, Friday, October 7th. Stop in and help us celebrate better weather!

Randall Vitale joins Hoffman’s Chocolates as VP

Randall Vitale has joined Hoffman’s Chocolates as regional vice president and will oversee marketing and manage Hoffman’s Chocolates retail stores, corporate sales, online sales and its new mobile truck, The Sweet Ride.

Vitale was previously the senior vice president and Fort Lauderdale market executive for Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust and a first vice president in the wealth field for SunTrust Bank.

“We are thrilled to welcome Randall, an accomplished executive, to Hoffman’s Chocolates,” said Jarett Levan, CEO of BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX), parent company of Hoffman’s Chocolates.  “We are confident that Randall will help grow Hoffman’s Chocolates with tremendous passion, leadership and commitment to our community.”

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Introducing our new Sweet Ride food truck

Hoffman’s Chocolates is excited to celebrate the launch of Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride, its new mobile truck serving gourmet chocolate, ice cream, caramel apples, and an assortment of other confections.  The gourmet chocolatier’s new mobile extension strives to “Make Life Sweeter” for people as they “Celebrate the Everyday” with Hoffman’s Chocolates, wherever they are!

Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride will be run by Sweet Ride Manager, Grant Belgrave.  Patrons can indulge in an assortment of chocolate and confections, such as Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bites, S’mores, Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers, along with fan favorites – Coconut Cashew Crunch and Gourmet Caramel Apples.  In addition, people can order from a vast selection of ice cream flavors, toppings and milkshakes.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Sweet Ride to South Florida,” said Lois Marino, Director of Marketing for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “Hoffman’s Chocolates wants to make life sweeter for our community and now we have the opportunity to bring our treats to patrons on the road, whether it be a surprise stop on the street or at an event.”

Not only do customers have the opportunity to order delicious Hoffman’s Chocolates treats from the Sweet Ride food truck, but they can also enjoy an interactive photo opportunity. Customers are encouraged to take their photo in front of the food truck, upload their photo to Facebook and tag @HoffmansSweetRide for the chance to have their sweet snapshot appear on the digital photo screen on display on the side of the truck.

Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride is available to book for your events and special occasions like Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday parties, etc.   The Sweet Ride is available for South Florida events in Palm Beach County, Broward County and beyond. The next event the food truck will make an appearance at is on August 5th at 8 p.m. in Boca Raton at the screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Mizner Park. In the future, the Sweet Ride will be available for private events.

For more information on how to book the Sweet Ride for your special occasion or to find a Hoffman’s Chocolates location near you, please visit Hoffmans.com.

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.

Love Wins cookies raise money for OneOrlando Fund

Hoffman’s Chocolates is proud to announce that it will be supporting the Orlando, Florida community by donating a portion of sales of its special edition Love Wins Oreos® Box of 3 to the OneOrlando Fund. The South Florida chocolatier has created these special cookies, designed with a Love Wins logo, a rainbow heart and rainbow sprinkles, to signify its support of the victims of the Pulse Night Club tragedy, their families and the LGBTQ community. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer recently announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund (#OrlandoUnited), to help provide financial support to the victims of the tragedy and their families.

Hoffman’s Chocolates Love Wins Oreos® Box of 3 costs $6.50 per pack and Hoffman’s will donate $1.00 of each pack sold to the OneOrlando Fund. The Love Wins Oreos® will be available at Hoffman’s Chocolates nine retail locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and online at Hoffmans.com beginning the week of June 27th.

Lois Marino, Director of Marketing for Hoffman’s Chocolates, stated: “We mourn the loss of the victims of this horrific tragedy. Our thoughts are with the families and friends who lost loved ones in Orlando.”

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“Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer” Ice Cream Sundae & Milkshake Promotion

Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce the launch of its new “Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer” promotion featuring its scrumptious NEW limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. The promotion, which will run now through Sunday, July 31st, will benefit United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner — the Literacy Coalition. Hoffman’s Chocolates fans will also have a chance to win FREE chocolate for a year.

Highlighting the promotion are Hoffman’s Chocolates new ice cream sundae and milkshake flavors, all created with Hoffman’s gourmet chocolates, as listed below:

Ice Cream Sundaes:

A nutty twist on a traditional banana split, the Choco Nana Peanut Butter Pie is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth — one scoop each of Banana Cream Pie and Captain Chocolate ice creams covered in Caramel Sauce, Hoffman’s Hot Fudge, Hoffman’s Peanut Butter Delight and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillow confections, topped with whipped cream and crushed peanuts.

Dig in for a chocolate surprise with Captain Hoffman’s Buried Treasure – one scoop each of Vanilla Bean and Captain’s Chocolate ice creams, placed on top of two Hoffman’s Milk Chocolate Meltaways, smothered in Hoffman’s Hot Fudge; and topped with whipped cream and chopped pecan pralines.

Java lovers will be in for a sweet jolt with the Salted Coffee Chaos – one scoop each of Stella Coffee and Vanilla Bean ice creams drenched in Hoffman’s Hot Fudge and topped with Hoffman’s chopped Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel, Hoffman’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Crunch, whipped cream and half of a Hoffman’s famous Dark Chocolate Pretzel.

Beat the heat and try a cool, minty treat with the Mint to Be Mine – two scoops of Mint Chip ice cream topped with Hoffman’s chopped Dark Chocolate Nonpareils, Hoffman’s Hot Fudge Drizzle, whipped cream and a Hoffman’s Mint Meltaway.

Milkshakes:

Float away to the tropics as you sip the luscious Coconut Getaway – Toasted Coconut and Captain’s Chocolate ice creams blended with milk and Hoffman’s Dark Chocolate Coconut Haystacks, and topped with whipped cream and a crushed Hoffman’s Dark Chocolate Coconut Haystack.

Soak up the citrus with the Sun Kissed Sicle – Dreamsicle ice cream blended with milk, a Hoffman’s Tangerine Creme and Hoffman’s Dark Chocolate Bark and topped with whipped cream and shaved Dark Chocolate Bark.

Shake it up with the sensational Banana Hoffsters — Banana Cream Pie and Dolce de Leche Cheesecake ice creams blended with milk, Hoffman’s Dark Swiss Chocolate Rum Truffle, Caramel Sauce, Apple Pie Mix and Pecan Pralines, topped with whipped cream, Caramel Drizzle and Apple Pie Mix.

These exciting new treats, which were all created using Hoffman’s gourmet chocolates and confections, were chosen through a friendly internal competition among Hoffman’s Chocolates employees. On May 18th, managers and employees from Hoffman’s Chocolates’ nine Broward and Palm Beach County locations presented original ice cream sundae and milkshake creations to a panel of celebrity judges which included Paul Castronova, South Florida’s most famous radio personality hosting the Paul and Young Ron Show every morning on Big 105.9 and President of Castronovo Vineyards; Jarett Levan, CEO of BBX Capital, parent company of Hoffman’s Chocolates; Kathleen Cannon, President/CEO of United Way of Broward County; Laurie George, CEO of United Way of Palm Beach County; and Allen Susser, Renowned Chef and Owner of Chef Allen’s Consulting. After tasting all of the mouthwatering treats, the panel chose the sundaes and milkshakes that will be featured in the summer promotion.

“We are so excited to introduce Hoffman’s Chocolates’ ‘Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer’ promotion and share it with our community,” commented Lois Marino, Director of Marketing at Hoffman’s Chocolates. “Our team worked hard and had a great time creating amazing ice cream sundaes and milkshakes that I’m sure everyone will love. We were also so privileged to have had a wonderful team of judges help us make this promotion possible.”

As part of its ongoing efforts to celebrate and make life sweeter for children and families in the community, Hoffman’s Chocolates will be donating  ten percent of all ice cream sundae and milkshake sales during the promotion 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!

“We are so thrilled to partner with United Way of Broward County and United Way of Palm Beach County to help support literacy programs that are so important to our community,” added Marino.

 

New store at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opens

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Now sweet-toothed travelers can get their fix.

Hoffman’s Chocolates has opened at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The store is in Terminal 4 just after security clearance and offers more than 70 types of pre-packaged chocolates and confectionary items.

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