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“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.

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

Take a tour of Hoffman’s Chocolates factory in Greenacres – photos

The modest facade of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ Swiss-cottage-style workshop in Greenacres doesn’t give it away, but a serious amount of chocolate is made there daily.

Dozens of chocolatiers create about 15,000 pounds of treats a day, or about a pound per each square foot of the property every 24 hours. And shoppers can see their treats being molded, carved, melted and wrapped through a window the factory shares with a Hoffman’s Chocolates store on the premises — no golden ticket needed.

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Hoffman’s Chocolate in Greenacres offers children’s classes, ladies night this summer

Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens in Greenacres will be hosting a Wednesday Children’s Chocolatier Class from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. June 18 through August 13.

In addition, Hoffman’s Chocolate Shoppe in Greenacres will also be offering a special Ladies Night event on from 7 – 9:30 p.m. June 24.

During the weekly, one-hour, Children’s Chocolatier Class, kids 6-12 years old, will learn chocolate dipping and decorating to become creative chocolatiers. Each will create several sweet masterpieces, including three chocolate-dipped snacks and a chocolate pizza, which they will be able to enjoy in class. The Children’s Chocolatier Class costs $14.95 per child.

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