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Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations

Ice cream sundae contest

We held our annual ice cream sundae competition, Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations, at our corporate office on June 18th. Eight nonprofit organizations each partnered with a store manager to create a special ice cream sundae for the competition. A panel of five judges determined that the Children’s Harbor sundae was the winner. Taking home first-place, Children’s Harbor received a donation of $1,500 from Hoffman’s Chocolates.

Below are the complete results of the contest:

Overall

  • First Place: Weston, Natalia Smashey – Children’s Harbor, Harbor Lights Sundae
  • Second Place: Las Olas, Debbie Goldin – Covenant House, Home Sweet Home Sundae
  • Third Place: BB&T Center, Rebekah Cohen – Flight Center, Welcome Home Sundae

Category Winners by Store

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

A panel of five judges sampled each organization’s sundae creation at the event. The judges included:

  • Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital
  • Gregg Snowden of South Florida Ford
  • Mack of 93.9 MIA
  • David Armstrong of Broward College
  • Eric Yutzy of WPLG Channel 10

Click here to watch the entire contest on our Facebook page.

Click here to watch the winner annoucements.

Free ice cream for MADD

Hoffman’s Sweet Ride served complimentary ice cream to the runners and walkers at the 2019 Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash. Over 350 scoops were served. What better way to start the day then with a scoop of Stellar Coffee ice cream or end the race with a refreshing Rainbow Sherbet.

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NSU Experiential Learning Partnership

This was an opportunity for BBX Capital Foundation, Hoffman’s Chocolates, and the Department of Writing and Communication in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences of Nova Southeastern University to collaborate on an experiential experience for students. With BBX Capital underwriting the curriculum and Hoffman’s donating all of the product, current NSU undergraduate Communication students created chocolate-retail product mockups over the course of an eight-week course. The class gave students the time to generate a proposed chocolate product, create visual design elements, and strategize promotional campaigns with depth and nuance. It also gave students, keen on translating their communication knowledge into practical experiences, an incredible opportunity to share their talents in the real world

Pineapple Jam at Stranahan House

Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride provided complimentary ice cream to the guests attending the Pineapple Jam at Stranahan House: A Party in Paradise for Preservation benefiting the Historic Stranahan House Museum. All proceeds support the historic preservation and education programs at the Historic Stranahan House Museum

Besides the tradition flavors; Chocolate and Vanilla, Hoffman’s provided a Hawaiian Fruit Cup and Lemon Sorbet.

Food For Thought Block Party

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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.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Ice Cream Tacos

On May 5th and May 6th, Hoffman’s Chocolates will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by offering special Ice Cream Tacos at its Plantation location in the Fountains Shopping Center. The Ice Cream Tacos are served in a waffle cone shell filled with two heaping scoops of ice cream and are topped off with the guests’ choice of unlimited toppings ($6.95).

Hoffman’s Chocolates has also joined forces with LIME Fresh Mexican Grill Cinco de Mayo celebrations being held on Friday, May 5th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 6th from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. At the event, Hoffman’s Chocolates will have a tent outside its store filled with activities like giant jenga and cornhole.  Plus, the Hoffman’s Chocolate Wheel will also be there and can be spun to redeem prizes. Captain Hoffman might even make an appearance!

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Food For Thought Block Party To Benefit The Jason Taylor Foundation

HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES, LIME FRESH MEXICAN GRILL AND THE FOUNTAINS PRESENT THE “#LTABFLA FOOD FOR THOUGHT” BLOCK PARTY TO BENEFIT THE JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION, SUNDAY APRIL 2nd

 

WHAT:  The Louder Than A Bomb Florida (#LTABFLA) Food For Thought Block Party Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill and The Fountains.

 

  • The Food for Thought Block Party, an afternoon of live entertainment will include the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Louder than a Bomb Florida (LTABFLA) “Coaches Slam” poetry competition and will take place in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill at The Fountains Shopping Center in Plantation, Florida.
  • The “Coaches Slam” is a poetry competition among middle and high school teachers from South Florida.
  • The Block Party, will also showcase performances by up-and-coming artists, a live band and DJ, poetry from top South Florida high school students, dance performances, and interactive games for the entire family.
  • The event is a part of LTABFLA’s 13-day festival, which takes place from March 27 – April 8 and features poetry bouts, workshops and exhibits that ultimately crowns Florida’s top youth poetry team.
  • Throughout the entire month of April, Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate a portion of its Gourmet Caramel Apple sales to the Jason Taylor Foundation to support the young poets of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. LIME Fresh Mexican Grill will also make a monetary donation.
  • A silent auction will also be held to benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation.
  • LTABFLA (Louder than a Bomb Florida) is a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project that is part of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network and features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams across the state.
  • 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.

 

WHEN: Sunday, April 2nd 12 noon – 4 pm

 

WHERE: The Fountains (in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill)

801 S University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324

 

DETAILS: The Food For Thought Block Party is free and open to the public.

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Meet the Easter Bunny at The Fountains in Plantation

Donate a Prom Dress at the Event to Benefit Becca’s Closet and Receive a FREE Taco from LIME and Scoop of Ice Cream from Hoffman’s Chocolates

 

WHAT: Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill, located at The Fountains in Plantation, team up to host an Easter-themed celebration.

 

  • The fun-filled day of family-friendly activities will take place in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill at The Fountains shopping center in Plantation.
  • Kids will have the opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny, and then the first 500 children will receive an Easter egg from the Easter Bunny.
  • The eggs, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, will be filled with goodies and a voucher to redeem a plush toy from Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME.
  • Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME will also be collecting prom dresses in support of Becca’s Closet, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes dresses to high school girls with financial need. Anyone who donates a new or gently-used prom dress will receive a voucher from LIME to redeem a free taco and a voucher from Hoffman’s Chocolates to redeem a free scoop of ice cream.
  • Hoffman’s Chocolates will be stocked with Easter favorites such as scrumptious Dipped & Decorated Chocolate-Covered Oreos, Chocolate Easter Bunnies (available in different sizes), Gourmet Caramel Apples, foiled chocolate Easter eggs and other holiday treats.
  • Before filling up on sweets, guests can stop at LIME to enjoy flavorful items like tacos, burritos, bowls and more.

 

WHEN: Saturday, April 1st 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Fountains (in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill) 801 S University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324

DETAILS: The event is free and open to the public.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! New sundae, facepainting & contests!

HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH LUCKY LEPRECHAUN SUNDAE & FREE ICE CREAM FOR A YEAR CONTEST

WHAT: Hoffman’s Chocolates will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by offering a special, limited-edition Lucky Leprechaun Sundae, Shamrock Oreos® and other holiday-themed treats.  The Lucky Leprechaun Sundaes are comprised of two scoops of mint chip ice cream topped with whipped cream, a decorated Shamrock Oreo cookie and special-edition Green Clover Lucky Charms® cereal.

In addition, each store will be adorned with festive green balloons and shamrock decorations, and face painters will be at each location at varying times (please see below) to entertain the kids. The chocolatier will also host an in-store contest that day for guests to enter to win FREE ice cream for a year. One winner will be selected from all entries received at all store locations. Please visit Hoffmans.com or stores for contest rules and regulations. No purchase is necessary.

WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Lucky Leprechaun Sundae and other treats will be available during regular business hours
  • Face painters will be at the stores at the following times:
  • Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens and Hollywood: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: All Hoffman’s Chocolates store locations, excluding its location in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.