Hampton Chocolate Factory

Hampton Chocolate Factory owners Austin and Grant presenting a chocolate gift basket on stage with Joan Burge

In the heart of Tampa, Florida, a story of resilience and chocolate unfolds at the Hampton Chocolate Factory, the brainchild of brothers Austin and Grant Gappelberg. When the shadows of the pandemic loomed large, closing their family’s New York operations, the entrepreneurial duo saw a glimmer of hope in their college town of Tampa, Florida. Their unwavering commitment and strategic acumen have now turned that hope into a burgeoning success.

The Gappelberg brothers aren’t strangers to the alluring world of chocolate; their journey began in childhood, helping their parents at farmers markets and festivals, cultivating a deep-seated passion for their family’s craft. This early exposure instilled in them the essence of customer delight and the intricate workings of the chocolate business.

In 2022, with Austin’s graduation from the University of Tampa and Grant’s freshman year underway, they took a bold step. They reimagined their family legacy, bringing to life their flagship store in Tampa, a testament to their dedication and the sweet allure of chocolate.

The Hampton Chocolate Factory isn’t just about creating delectable treats; it’s about crafting experiences. Their corporate gifting department is a testament to this philosophy, offering a white-glove service that seamlessly delivers customized luxury gift boxes. Whether it’s for the holidays, client appreciation, employee recognition, or any special occasion, their chocolate concierge ensures each gift arrives on time and in impeccable condition.

This commitment to excellence was showcased at The 30th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, where Hampton Chocolate Factory not only sweetened the day with chocolate gift baskets for our giveaways and our VIP gifts, but also provided samplings of their top sellers, much to the delight of all attendees.

The brothers’ zeal translates into an ever-evolving collection of artisan chocolates, each piece a bite of luxury, embodying the lavish essence of the Hamptons. Their mission? To establish the Hampton Chocolate Factory as a coveted luxury brand, a dream that grows more tangible with each chocolate creation.

Collaborating with the Hampton Chocolate Factory was nothing short of delightful. Their professionalism and dedication, especially to the administrative professionals present, were evident and truly appreciated. Austin and Grant Gappelberg are not just business owners; they are curators of joy, one chocolate at a time.

To immerse in the Hampton Chocolate Factory experience and explore their offerings, visit hamptonchocolatefactory.com.

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