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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.

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.

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.  

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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.”

Food For Thought Block Party

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.

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.

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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.”

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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.