Free Ice Cream for Government Employees

Attention Government Employees! To show our appreciation for what you do in our community, Hoffman’s Chocolates will be offering a free ice cream cup or cone with one topping to all furloughed government employees (with proper government I.D.) and one guest on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Stop by any of our South Florida locations to enjoy this offer. Click here to find a Hoffman’s Chocolates near you.

Valid in-store only on Sunday, January 27th. Must show valid Federal Government ID to receive offer, ID subject to verification. Limit one (1) per customer and guest. No cash alternative.

We’ve teamed up with Funky Buddha Brewery to mix beer & chocolate

Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce a new gourmet chocolate truffle flavor created with Funky Buddha Brewery’s No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale– No Crusts Dark Chocolate Truffle. The namesake truffles come in a four-pack that retail for $12.95 per box. They are now available at more than 80 Publix Supermarkets in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The No Crusts Dark Chocolate Truffles will also be available at Funky Buddha Brewery located in Oakland Park and Hoffman’s Chocolates retail locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties later this month, while supplies lasts.

“The opportunity for our two brands to align, creating such a unique chocolate and beer flavor profile, was an idea that we loved collaborating on together,” said President of Hoffman’s Chocolates Randall Vitale.  “Seeing the great response we have had, we hope to work on other Funky Buddha beer-infused confections in the near future.”

Hoffman’s Chocolates and Funky Buddha Brewery, two South Florida legendary food and beverage companies, have been collaborating on this unique peanut butter and jelly truffle flavor since the fall as part of the Brewery’s Celebrate Local Pairings program. The four-pack of No Crusts Dark Chocolate Truffles are being sold alongside Funky Buddha No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale at select Publix locations throughout the holiday season.

“Funky Buddha and Hoffman’s have had a fantastic collaborative relationship over the years, and the No Crusts Dark Chocolate Truffle represents a continued evolution of that partnership,” says John Linn, Marketing Director for Funky Buddha Brewery. “We’re thrilled to work with such a dynamic local company that takes innovative products and flavors as seriously as we do.”

Publix Supermarkets also carries Hoffman’s Chocolates assorted chocolates, sleeves of the dark and milk pretzels, Coconut Cashew Crunch, and Peanut Brittle. Click here for a full list of Publix locations that sell the new No Crusts Dark Chocolate Truffles.

New Holiday Signature Collections and Collectable Tin Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Specials

With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to make you aware of Hoffman’s Chocolates seasonal product line that they are introducing this year – Come Together.  The holiday products are outlined below:

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Come Together

Hoffman’s Chocolates Come Together collection, with its festively plaid and polka-dotted holiday themed packaging, relays a spirted and warm message about community coming together during this special time of the year. The perfect gifts for family, friends and colleagues alike, the Come Together collection includes the Double Pretzel Gift Box, a Brittle & Bites Box, Gourmet Oreo Box, and other holiday assortments. Hoffman’s Chocolates will offer these special limited-edition gift boxes during the holidays and are available at all eight of their locations.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Come Together Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal

Additionally, Hoffman’s Chocolates has created a Come Together Signature Collection that they are offering for Black Friday (November 23, 2018).   This special Black Friday offer includes one pound of Hoffman’s Chocolates famous Coconut Cashew Crunch, 12 delicious Milk Chocolate Covered Oreos and 6 oz. each of the gourmet Milk and Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bites in the festive Come Together packaging. The cost for this deal, only available in stores on Black Friday, is $39.95 per box (regularly $59.95 per box). The same deal will be available online only at Hoffmans.com on Cyber Monday (November 26).

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland Bark Tin

Hoffman’s Chocolates is also launching its very special themed collectable Winter Wonderland Bark tin celebrating the chocolatier’s 28th Annual Winter Wonderland that will take place in the Gardens at its Factory Store in Greenacres, Florida on November 17 through December 30. The commemorative tin, which features a beautiful photo of Winter Wonderland’s spectacular holiday lights display, is filled one and a half pounds of Hoffman’s Chocolate’s mouthwatering Peppermint Bark ($29.95).

 

As part of its on-going support of the community, Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate $2.00 from the sale of each Winter Wonderland Bark Tin to the non-profit organization, Little Smiles. Little Smiles, based in Palm Beach Gardens, helps heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. Little Smiles believes every child deserves to smile.

 

Additionally, Hoffman’s Chocolates will have its traditional assortment of holiday chocolates, gift baskets, platters, stocking stuffers, etc. available in all store and online throughout the holiday season.  These include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Holiday Oreos – Festively decorated Oreo cookies are covered in chocolate and topped with beautiful holiday icings. Available in singles ($1.50) or 6-pack ($12.50).
  • Pretzel Stack – Six of Hoffman’s Chocolates specialty chocolate-covered pretzels wrapped in a clear bag and topped with a bow. A sweet surprise for anyone’s stocking ($9.95).
  • Oreo Stack – Six chocolate-covered Oreos wrapped in a clear bag and wrapped with a bow to make a perfect stocking stuffer ($9.95).

 

As a reminder, don’t forget about the Holiday Chocolate Class & Factory Tour with Santa and Hoffman’s Chocolates 28th Annual Winter Wonderland (only available at 5190 Lake Worth Rd, Greenacres)

Join us as we lead you on a behind-the-scenes tour through our factory while our Chocolatiers are hard at work making holiday treats. This special touring event takes place starting November 26 thru December 19 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Each guest participating will receive a scoop of gourmet ice cream and an opportunity to create their very own chocolate bar and decorate it with colorful candy toppings. The tour also includes a special Santa Meet & Greet. $24.95 per person.

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates 28th Annual Winter Wonderland will have more than 125,000 LED lights, captivating holiday displays, a giant 12-foot Christmas tree, live entertainment, fountains, an Arctic zone with lighted polar bears and penguins, a Nativity scene, Christmas trees and a stunningly-decorated Hanukkah display. Winter Wonderland will be free and open to the public nightly, November 17 through December 30, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  

Florida Panthers Announce ‘Hockey Holidays Ice Rinks’ Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates

The Florida Panthers, the City of Fort Lauderdale and Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres announced today they will partner to host ‘Hockey Holidays Ice Rinks,’ two outdoor ice skating rinks in South Florida during the holiday season.

 

The Panthers and Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres have collaborated once again to create a 60×40 foot outdoor skating rink along side of Hoffman’s Chocolates Winter Wonderland holiday display.

 

“We’re thrilled to present Hockey Holidays Ice Rinks for a second year in a row at Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres and a third year in a row at Huizenga (Bubier) Park in Fort Lauderdale,” said Panthers rep. “We hope these outdoor rinks bring the holiday spirit to the South Florida community and everyone gets the chance to experience them.”

 

The Greenacres outdoor holiday rink will officially open on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. and the hours of operation will be: Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m and Saturday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The rink will have an early closure on Christmas Eve (6 p.m.) and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

The Florida Panthers and the City of Fort Lauderdale have collaborated for the third year to create a 80×40 foot outdoor ice skating rink at Huizenga (Bubier Park) at the intersection of Las Olas and Andrews Ave located right near Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk. The Bubier Park outdoor rink will open on Sunday, Nov. 25 and go until January 7, 2018. The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The rink will have early closure on Christmas Eve (6 p.m.) and closed on Christmas Day. On Nov. 25 only, the rink will open at 10 a.m. in conjunction with Winterfest Family Fun Day.

 

“We are thrilled to celebrate the holiday season again with Florida Panthers Ice Rink at our Annual Winter Wonderland,” stated Randall Vitale, President of Hoffman’s Chocolates. “For almost 30 years, Hoffman’s Chocolates has been wowing families of South Florida with our Winter Wonderland in Palm Beach County, and we’re excited to continue to bring the magic to their smiling faces. We can’t wait to lace up our skates.”

 

The outdoor ice skating rinks will be built on site at Huizenga (Bubier Park) and Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory in Greenacres. Both rinks will be fully enclosed by a tent. The temperature in the rink will be controlled with chillers to keep the ice cool at 32 degrees and will be constantly shaved and replenished to provide the best skating experience for guests.

 

General admission tickets are $15 including skate rentals, group admission (10+ skaters) is $13, military and first responders are $10 (Valid ID required). The Panthers will also offer a Panthers ticket package at both rinks that begin at $25 for an upper level ticket voucher and $55 for a lower level ticket voucher.

For more information, please visit FloridaPanthers.com/HolidayRinks. Follow along on social media @FlaPanthers on Twitter and Instagram and see all hours and events HERE.

 

Celebrate 25 Years of Florida Panthers Hockey all season long as we recognize a milestone season and honor, celebrate and welcome home some of the most integral players and figures who have shaped the first 25 years of Panthers history. Visit FloridaPanthers.com/legacy for full details. Join our territory and become a Season Ticket Holder to enjoy exclusive savings on select BB&T Center concessions, 25th Anniversary Discount at Pantherland store and priority access to BB&T Center concerts and events.  Visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral or call 954-835-PUCK (7825) for more information.

 

-PANTHERS-

Contacts:

Thomas Drance (954-405-1136)

Adelyn Biedenbach (954-249-4817)

Chrissy Parente (954-224-5257)

Mike Lewis (954-240-7839)

Celebrate the Season with Fall Flavors and Specialty Halloween and Thanksgiving Treats

Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to celebrate the fall season with the launch of its fall flavors and Halloween-inspired offerings. The South Florida gourmet chocolatier will offer several limited-edition treats including its Apple Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice Truffles (5 pack), Pumpkin Spice Expresso Beans, Turkey Lollipals; and Halloween Oreo Cookies; and its classic Chocolate Haunted House.

 

All South Florida stores will also feature gourmet fall ice cream flavors including Pumpkin, Apple Pie and Carrot Cake. Guests can have these flavors blended to create their own seasonal milkshake.

 

Specialty fall treats offered at Hoffman’s Chocolates include:

  • Apple Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice Truffles (5 pack) – Each exquisite truffle is a tenderly handcrafted blend of rich heavy cream and smooth silky chocolate infused with apple cinnamon or pumpkin spice flavors.
  • Pumpkin Spice Expresso Beans – Espresso beans covered with a deliciously sweet pumpkin spice flavor blended with ground expresso, comes in a 6.5 oz bag.
  • Ghost Pops – This spooky little treat is 1.5 oz of our amazing milk chocolate shaped like a ghost.
  • Mummy & Ghost Cookies – Spooky and cute, all in one! The white confectionery mummy Oreo is made from a fresh Oreo® dipped in our world-class white confectionery. The milk chocolate covered ghost Nutter Butter brings together the legendary combination of peanut butter and chocolate for an amazing Halloween treat.
  • Halloween Oreo CookiesOreos® dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate decorated with Halloween characters
  • Chocolate Haunted House made with 16 ounces of milk chocolate decorated with spooky frosting characters.
  • Turkey Lollipals – These beautifully decorated lollipals are 5 oz of our amazing milk chocolate and a perfect treat for the little Turkeys after Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Solid Milk Chocolate Turkey – Delicious, 6 oz. solid chocolate turkey.
  • Fall Platters feature an assortment of Hoffman’s Chocolates gourmet chocolates including the famous Almond Butter Crunch (creamy butter roasted almonds and sugar cooked in a copper kettle then hand-cut and enrobed in luscious Hoffman’s premium chocolate and sprinkled with almonds), chewy Pecan Jitterbugs (crafted from a mixture of creamy caramel blended with fresh Georgia pecans, and enrobed with our luscious milk chocolate – this is our delectable version of that Southern classic – the Turtle) , Creams, Caramels, Nut Clusters, Marshmallows, and much more.
  • Gourmet Caramel Apples decorated with Halloween-colored sprinkles, candy corn and other festive candies

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates is also excited to announce its schedule of Halloween-themed Children’s Chocolatier Classes Build-A-Chocolate Haunted House where attendees can build a chocolate house and decorate it with colorful candy toppings. The classes will take place at its Greenacres factory store, located at 5190 Lake Worth Road.

 

During the class, young chocolatiers will have the opportunity to be creative and assemble and design their own chocolate haunted houses using icing, festive candies and confections. The 2-hour classes will take place various times throughout October. All classes include a guided window tour of the chocolate factory, a video presentation of The History of Chocolate, and a sampling of Hoffman’s gourmet ice cream. The cost to participate in these classes is $24.95 per person. Space is limited.

 

  • October 27th – 4:00, 6:00,
  • October 28th – 12:00, 2:00, 4:00,
  • October 30th – 4:00, 6:00

 

To register a child or group, please call 561.967.2213.

Now Open at BB&T Center

The Florida Panthers announced today that the all-new Hoffman’s Chocolates retail location at BB&T Center is now open.

Located outside of sections 108-112 Hoffman’s Chocolates joins the “The Sweet Zone” with IT’SUGAR allowing fans many sweet choices to enjoy during Florida Panthers home games. The in-arena space will offer ice cream and more. The new store will feature the brand’s signature look and feel and all the fun, sweetness and celebration that have become synonymous with the Hoffman’s Chocolates brand. The in-arena space will feature pre-packaged selections from Hoffman’s Chocolates more than 70 types of chocolates and confectionary items including a wide variety of gourmet chocolates, double-dipped chocolate-covered pretzels, customized chocolate drenched cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, caramel apples, coconut cashew crunch and ice cream.

“We’re so pleased to add Hoffman’s Chocolates to our in-arena offerings,” said Anthony Hill, Florida Panthers Director of Corporate Partnerships. “They are not only a stand out local community pillar, but also a delicious addition to the game day experience.”

“Aligning our brand with the Panthers and the BB&T Center was a natural progression from our existing partnership with the Panthers at Winter Wonderland in Greenacres for the past two years. It has been a great experience to work with them in our community and we are excited to continue our relationship.,” said Randall Vitale, President of Hoffman’s Chocolates. “Our new location in the BB&T Center will provide Panthers fans with the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth before, during and after events!”

This Saturday, Oct. 20, the first 2,000 children under the age of 18 who visit the new Hoffman’s Chocolates in-arena location wearing a Halloween costume will receive a special treat.

Donate a backpack, get a FREE sundae!

As part of its ongoing support of the community, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it is celebrating the start of the 2018/2019 school year by holding a Backpack Drive, now through August 10, to benefit ChildNet. ChildNet is a Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in both Broward and Palm Beach counties that works to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children.

 

Anyone who donates a NEW school backpack at a participating Hoffman’s Chocolates location now through Friday, August 10, will receive a Free Ice Cream Sundae. The offer is limited to one Hoffman’s Chocolates Ice Cream Sundae per donated school backpack (no drawstring bags, messenger bags or fanny packs).  All backpacks should be brought to the store registers for redemption. Participating locations include the chocolatier’s stores in Greenacres, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Weston. Please visit hoffmans.com for store locations and hours of operation.

 

“Being an active member of the community has always been a priority of Hoffman’s Chocolates,” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We understand how expensive it can be to send a child back to school and we want to do our part by holding our back-to-school drive and help as many children and families in the community as we can.”

 

“We are thrilled to be involved with this event and we applaud Hoffman’s Chocolates for supporting this effort and giving back to the kids in our community,” said Larry Rein, CEO and President of ChildNet. “This drive allows many children in foster care to have the supplies they need in order to be successful in the classroom.”

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with BOGO cups and cones! Buy any size cup or cone, and get one FREE. Find a store near you at Hoffmans.com/locations.

Food For Thought Block Party

BOGO 4oz Classics for Admins and Teachers

CELEBRATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY AND TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY WITH HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES BUY ONE GET ONE FREE PROMOTION

 

There is no sweeter way to say thank you and show your appreciation than with a box of Hoffman’s Chocolates. In celebration of National Administrative Professionals Day on April 25th and National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8th, Hoffman’s Chocolates is offering a special BOGO promotion – Buy One Box of Hoffman’s ¼ lb. Pre-packaged Classic Assortment Box of Milk or Dark Chocolates and Get One Box of Hoffman’s ¼ lb. Pre-packaged Classic Assortment Box of Milk or Dark Chocolates FREE ($6.75 value).

 

This special BOGO offer will be available at any of Hoffman’s Chocolates Palm Beach County or Broward County locations and online at Hoffmans.com from Monday, April 16th through Tuesday, May 8th or while inventory lasts. This offer is only valid for the Hoffman’s Chocolates ¼ pound Pre-packaged Box of Classic Assortment Milk and Dark Chocolates.

Shop this deal now at Hoffmans.com!