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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.

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.

 

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day and you could win FREE ice cream for a year!

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it will offer a special Buy One Ice Cream Cup or Cone, Get One Ice Cream Cup or Cone FREE (of equal or lesser value) promotion on Sunday, July 16.  The special BOGO promotion will be available at its locations in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.*

Hoffman’s Chocolates is not only offering the special BOGO offer on National Ice Cream Day, but is also celebrating National Ice Cream Month with the continuation of its Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream. Every Tuesday customers can enjoy one scoop of ice cream for $2.00.

As a bonus, from Tuesday, July 11 to Sunday, July 16, guests can share a photo of themselves enjoying gourmet ice cream at a Hoffman’s Chocolates store on social media with the hashtag #CelebrateWithHoffmans for a chance to win free ice cream for a year. Posts must be shared publicly on Twitter, Instagram, or posted on Hoffman’s Chocolates main Facebook page (@HoffmansChoc).  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 17th. Click here for more information.

Hoffman’s Chocolates offers a wide array of ice cream flavors that will satisfy any craving. The variety of flavors differs at each store, but all locations have the classics such as Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Mint Chip. Other flavors that can be found at select stores include Hoff Tracks and Stellar Coffee.

Hoffman’s Chocolates currently has stores in Greenacres, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.  For more information or to find a Hoffman’s Chocolates location near you, please visit www.Hoffmans.com or follow on social media at https://www.facebook.com/hoffmanschoc, https://www.instagram.com/hoffmanschocolate, or www.twitter.com/hoffmanschoc.

*Offer excludes the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport location

Celebrate Summer with Super Specials and Awesome Activities

Hoffman’s Chocolates will celebrate summer with sweet specials including a BOGO promotion, Children’s Chocolatier Classes, Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream and new Nitro and Cold Brew Coffee. Full details on Hoffman’s summer lineup of offerings are included below.

 

BOGO Promotion:

Beginning July 1, customers can purchase a 9-ounce box of Hoffman’s famous Coconut Cashew Crunch, a crunchy, buttery and lightly sweet snack, and get a 9-ounce box of Peanut Brittle FREE (Value $9.95.) This BOGO offer will be available at all of Hoffman’s Chocolates Palm Beach County and Broward County locations and online at Hoffmans.com through DATE or while inventory lasts.

 

2017 Children’s Chocolatier Summer Classes:

Hoffman’s Chocolates 2017 Children’s Chocolatier Summer Classes take place at the gourmet chocolatier’s factory store in Greenacres (5190 Lake Worth Road). The classes are great for children ages six and up. Each class includes a guided window tour, a video presentation of the history of chocolate and the history of Hoffman’s Chocolates, and a sampling of Hoffman’s gourmet ice cream.

  • Chocolate Sea Life Class: 10 a.m. on Tuesday June, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25 and Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 & 27; $9.95 per child. Create and decorate chocolate sea shells.
  • Chocolate Pizza Class: 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25; $14.95 per child. Create a chocolate pizza with colorful candy toppings.
  • Chocolate House Class: 2 p.m. on Tuesday June, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 & 25: $24.95 per child. Create a chocolate house with colorful candy decorations.
  • Chocolate Bar Class: 12 p.m. on Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 & 27; $14.95 per child. Create a chocolate bar with colorful candy toppings.
  • Chocolate Picture Frame Class: 2 p.m. on Thursday June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 & 27; $19.95 per child. Bring a 5”x7” picture and create a chocolate picture frame with colorful candy toppings.

To book a chocolatier class, customers can call 561-967-2213.

 

Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream:

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in July, Hoffman’s Chocolates will continue offering its popular Two Buck Tuesday Ice Cream throughout the summer months.  Every Tuesday, customers can enjoy one scoop of Hoffman’s ice cream for $2.00 per cup or cone.

 

New Nitro and Cold Brew Coffee at Plantation Sweet Shoppe:

Customers who need an extra caffeine boost can now enjoy a delicious 12-ounce cup of Nitro or Cold Brew Coffee at Hoffman’s Sweet Shoppe at The Fountains in Plantation.  Recently introduced exclusively at the Plantation location, the cost for a cup of Cold Brew is $4.75 and Nitro Coffee is $5.00.

Free Chocolate Cigar for Dads on Father’s Day

First 50 Dads to Visit Hoffman’s Chocolates on Father’s Day receive a Free Chocolate Cigar

Celebrate Dad with a visit to Hoffman’s Chocolates this Father’s Day! On Sunday, June 18th the first 50 Dads to come into any of Hoffman’s Chocolates South Florida stores will receive a free chocolate cigar. In addition, Hoffman’s Chocolates will feature BOGO ice cream all day.

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!

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.

 

Donate a book—Get a FREE ice cream!

HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES TO CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY ON MARCH 2nd  WITH CHILDREN’S BOOK DRIVE BENEFITTING JACK & JILL CHILDREN’S CENTER

 

Hoffman’s Chocolates is excited to announce that it will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a children’s book drive on Thursday, March 2, which is also National Read Across America Day. In honor of Dr. Seuss, Hoffman’s Chocolates will give a free small ice cream cup or cone to anyone who donates a new or gently used children’s book at any one of its Palm Beach or Broward County locations.* As an added bonus, anyone who donates a Dr. Seuss book will also receive a free topping .  All collected books will be donated to Jack & Jill Children’s Center of Fort Lauderdale.

 

“Hoffman’s Chocolates is excited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the community and to promote the importance of reading,” said Lois Marino, Director of Marketing for Hoffman’s Chocolates.  “We look forward to contributing the books that our customers graciously donate to Jack & Jill Children’s Center of Fort Lauderdale which helps working families in our community.”

 

The National Education Association’s (NEA) National Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.  Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books to celebrate reading with young people.

 

In continued support of the National Read Across America initiative, Hoffman’s Chocolates store managers will visit local schools in both Broward and Palm Beach County throughout the month of March to read books to students. Following the readings, the store managers will donate the books to the schools.

 

Jack & Jill Children’s Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for children of high-needs working families in Broward County.  It does this through quality early childhood education, family intervention and support.

 

*Participant’s who donate a book at Hoffman’s Chocolates Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport location will receive a cup of ice cream. Toppings are not available

Introducing our new Sweet Ride food truck

Hoffman’s Chocolates is excited to celebrate the launch of Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride, its new mobile truck serving gourmet chocolate, ice cream, caramel apples, and an assortment of other confections.  The gourmet chocolatier’s new mobile extension strives to “Make Life Sweeter” for people as they “Celebrate the Everyday” with Hoffman’s Chocolates, wherever they are!

Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride will be run by Sweet Ride Manager, Grant Belgrave.  Patrons can indulge in an assortment of chocolate and confections, such as Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bites, S’mores, Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers, along with fan favorites – Coconut Cashew Crunch and Gourmet Caramel Apples.  In addition, people can order from a vast selection of ice cream flavors, toppings and milkshakes.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Sweet Ride to South Florida,” said Lois Marino, Director of Marketing for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “Hoffman’s Chocolates wants to make life sweeter for our community and now we have the opportunity to bring our treats to patrons on the road, whether it be a surprise stop on the street or at an event.”

Not only do customers have the opportunity to order delicious Hoffman’s Chocolates treats from the Sweet Ride food truck, but they can also enjoy an interactive photo opportunity. Customers are encouraged to take their photo in front of the food truck, upload their photo to Facebook and tag @HoffmansSweetRide for the chance to have their sweet snapshot appear on the digital photo screen on display on the side of the truck.

Hoffman’s Chocolates Sweet Ride is available to book for your events and special occasions like Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday parties, etc.   The Sweet Ride is available for South Florida events in Palm Beach County, Broward County and beyond. The next event the food truck will make an appearance at is on August 5th at 8 p.m. in Boca Raton at the screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Mizner Park. In the future, the Sweet Ride will be available for private events.

For more information on how to book the Sweet Ride for your special occasion or to find a Hoffman’s Chocolates location near you, please visit Hoffmans.com.