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!

Buy a Caramel Apple – Help Local Kids

Jason Taylor and Jarett Levan showing off our signature blue apples.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Gourmet Caramel Apples

Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it will be celebrating National Poetry Month in April by teaming up with the Jason Taylor Foundation to support the young poets of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network.

Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate 10% of all of its Gourmet Caramel Apple sales during the month of April to the Jason Taylor Foundation. The Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network is an after-school spoken word poetry program serving students in South Florida Public Schools through the Jason Taylor Foundation.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Jason Taylor Foundation and celebrate National Poetry Month,” said Randall Vitale, President of Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We truly believe in the greatness of this program and have witnessed the importance poetry has in the growth and development of children.”

The caramel apples are available in the chocolatier’s eight retail locations in Palm Beach and Broward County. The prices of the caramel apples range from $6.75-$9.75, with a variety of flavors to choose from.

The Jason Taylor Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life. In addition to setting up the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, the Jason Taylor Foundation has also created the “Louder Than A Bomb Florida” competition. Dubbed the “Super Bowl of Poetry,” Louder Than a Bomb Florida features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams representing local high schools from Broward County, Miami-Dade and beyond.

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.”