Year of Initial Investment: 2013
Headquarters Location: Greenacres, Florida
In 1975 Paul Hoffman purchased a small candy shop in Lake Worth, Florida. His goal was to start a business that combined his two great loves, homemade chocolate and spending time with his family.
Dedicated to using only the best ingredients and century-old chocolate-making traditions, he would bring sweetness to Palm Beach county by opening four chocolate and ice cream shops.
In 2012, over an afternoon lunch with friends from BBX Capital, Paul’s family agreed to a plan that would grow their father’s chocolate-making legacy by introducing Hoffman’s Chocolates to the rest of South Florida and beyond.
Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman’s Chocolates is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with retail locations in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties. The tradition of legendary chocolates began almost 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world. The Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory is a popular tourist destination where guests are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making first hand at its observation windows. Hoffman’s product lines includes over 70 varieties of confections, which is available via its retail store locations, through online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S.