Hoffman's Chocolate

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Hoffman's Chocolates is a manufacturer of chocolates in Florida. The business is based in Greenacres, Florida and includes several retail locations in South Florida. Established in 1975, Hoffman's is the largest manufacturer of chocolate in Florida.[1]

Hoffman's has been a favorite local brand for residents of Palm Beach County and is especially popular with the substantial Jewish population as a source of Kosher O-U chocolates[2]

Chuck Mohr is the President of Hoffman's Chocolate.[3] The current vice president is Sandra Hoffman Meltzer, daughter of founder Paul Hoffman.[4]

The Hoffman's factory in a tourist destination that includes at 30 ft observation window of operations. The company makes elaborate December holiday displays and offers products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels. Offerings include the "Snoodle" and Pecan Caramel "Jitterbugs."

Hoffman's was named one of "America's Best Chocolate Shops" by Bon Appetit[5] magazine and was featured in the Wall Street Journal as having the "best overall Easter basket in the nation" March 2000.[6]

In 2009 Hoffman's Chocolates acquired Good Fortunes, a made-to-order custom fortune cookie company. In 2010 Hoffman's Chocolate also purchased Boca Bons, a premium wholesale brand that features elaborate packaging.[7] As of 2012 the company has made plans to continue to expand its retail locations throughout the South Florida.[8]

In December 2013, Hoffman's Chocolates was purchased by BBX Capital Corporation.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winston, Steve (July 12, 2012). "Hoffman's Is the Largest Manufacturer of Chocolate in Florida". The Ledger. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  2. ^ "OU UKD Public". Orthodox Union. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hoffmans-chocolates-names-chuck-mohr-221959299.html
  4. ^ Roach, Emily (June 20, 2011). "Life is sweet for Hoffman's Chocolate Vice President Sandra Hoffman Meltzer". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Collecting the Best The Best Chocolate Shops". Bon Appetit. February 1993. 
  6. ^ Passy, Charles (March 31, 2013). "Getting a Jump on the Easter Bunny". The Wall Street Journal. 
  7. ^ Roach, Emily (June 20, 2011). "Life is sweet for Hoffman's Chocolate Vice President Sandra Hoffman Meltzer". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Clough, Alexandra (April 7, 2013). "Hoffman's Chocolate expansion back on after recession". Palm Beach Post. 
  9. ^ http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/lake-worth/hoffmans-chocolates-sold-to-bbx-capital-corporation

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