Thank you, FPL: Free ice cream for utility workers, first responders

Hoffman's Chocolates is offering utility workers and first responders free ice cream at their nine locations this week.

No one is more popular these days than the FPL technician reattaching us to the power grid after Hurricane Irma.

(Our colleagues at find them sexy enough to put on a beefcake calendar.)

And now Hoffman’s Chocolates wants to say thanks.

The chocolate makers, based in Greenacres, are offering two scoops of ice cream free to any utility worker or first responder through Sept. 17, and buy-one, get-one to everyone else. (Be ready to show identification.)

And for the kids still out of school, Hoffman’s is opening its chocolate-making classes at its Greenacres headquarters to keep them busy.

Its nine locations range from south Broward to north Palm Beach county. To check individual store hours, visit Hoffaman’s website at