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Hoffman's Chocolates

January 07, 2015 09:00 ET

Over 42,000 Guests Visit Hoffman's Chocolates 24th Annual Winter Wonderland

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - January 07, 2015) - Hoffman's Chocolates is pleased to announce that over 42,000 guests visited its 24th Annual Winter Wonderland this holiday season making the spectacular attraction bigger and more festive than ever. The 24th Annual Winter Wonderland, located in the newly renovated Gardens at Hoffman's Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens in Greenacres, Florida (5190 Lake Worth Road), captivated guests with over 75,000 new LED lights, enchanting holiday displays, performances by local talent, photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, delicious mouth-watering chocolates and confections. The free event was open most nights from November 22 through December 30, 2014.

As part of the festivities, the Winter Wonderland this year featured special holiday performances by local talent in the new Performance area. Guests sat on the new green lawn in the Gardens and enjoyed wonderful holiday performances by local groups and soloists including Saint Judes Catholic Church Bell Choir of Boca Raton; 4th & 5th Grade Choir from Hidden Oaks Elementary School of Lake Worth; Violinists from the Young Musicians Academy; The Dr. Logger Show and Fletch the mascot from Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach; Park Vista Encore Group from Park Vista High School of Lake Worth; Clarion Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach; Praise & Worship Choir from Epiphany Lutheran Church and School of Lake Worth; and vocal artist Nanci Suzanne. 

"It was exciting to have such a large crowd enjoy our newly renovated Gardens this holiday season, while we continued the tradition that Paul Hoffman began 24 years ago," commented Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX), parent company of Hoffman's Chocolates. "We will continue to enhance the Gardens and offer more events, festivals, and special performances. We truly believe the Hoffman's Community Gardens is a special area that should be enjoyed by the South Florida community throughout the year." 

For more information and upcoming events, please visit www.Hoffmans.com.

About Hoffman's Chocolates
Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman's Chocolates, a subsidiary of BBX Sweet Holdings, is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with several retail locations throughout South Florida. The tradition of legendary chocolates began almost 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world. The Hoffman's Chocolate Factory in Greenacres is a popular tourist destination where guests from all over the world are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making first hand at its observation windows. The company is notable for its elaborate December holiday displays, including the Hoffman's Winter Wonderland, and products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels. Other extraordinary creations include the "Snoodle" and "Pecan Caramel Jitterbugs." 

Hoffman's product lines include over 70 varieties of confections (all hand made using time honored traditions of candy making). Hoffman's Chocolates are available via its retail store locations, thru online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S. It has been a favorite local brand for residents throughout Florida. For more information, please visit www.Hoffmans.com. BBX Sweet Holdings is a 100% owned subsidiary of BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX).

About BBX Capital Corporation: BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX) is involved in the acquisition, ownership, management, joint ventures and investments in real estate and real estate development projects, as well as acquisitions, investments and management of middle market operating businesses. In addition, BBX Capital and its holding company, BFC Financial Corporation (OTCQB: BFCF), have a 46% and 54% respective ownership interest in Bluegreen Corporation. As a result of their ownership interests, BBX and BFC own 100% of Bluegreen. Bluegreen manages, markets and sells the Bluegreen Vacation Club, a flexible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with more than 180,000 owners, over 60 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide.

As of September 30, 2014, BBX Capital had total consolidated assets of $382.1 million, shareholders' equity attributable to BBX Capital of approximately $309.7 million, and total consolidated equity of approximately $311.0 million. BBX Capital's book value per share at September 30, 2014 was $19.15.

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