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Chocolates By Mr. Roberts Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Boca Raton, FL —This evening, The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer and members from the community gathered to celebrate the grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony at Chocolates By Mr. Roberts. 

First opened in 1982 in Winfield Plaza by Heinz Robert Goldschneider, Chocolates By Mr. Roberts continues to be a tradition for generations of South Floridians under the new ownership of Matt and Lisa Schwartz. 

Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer said: “We look forward to welcoming Chocolates By Mr. Roberts back to Boca Raton with their grand opening. It’s a sweet time to do business in Boca Raton and these delicious treats will be enjoyed by many in our city.” 

Now a fourth generation of chocolatiers, Matt and Lisa Schwartz, are honored to carry on the legacy the Goldschneiders started more than 40 years ago. 

Chocolates by Mr. Roberts Owner Matt Schwartz said: “We have lived in Boca Raton for more than 30 years and have been long-time customers of Chocolates By Mr. Roberts. It has been one of our favorite shops to take friends and family to when they visit. When we found out the shop was for sale earlier this year, we knew had the perfect opportunity to keep the legacy of Chocolates By Mr. Roberts going for generations to come.”

The shop uses old-world recipes and natural ingredients to make its famous truffles, bark and assorted fine chocolates. Customer favorites include the Boca milk chocolate truffle, the dark chocolate cherry cordials and the chocolate-covered Oreos. Under the new ownership, they will also be introducing a line of chocolates that will offer raw, organic, vegan, gluten and sugar-free chocolates.


The original Mr. Roberts, Mr. Heinz Robert Goldschneider, was born in Vienna, Austria and learned how to make chocolates from his mother as a young boy. Goldschneider and his family fled the Nazis during World War II, originally to South America. 

As a young adult, he worked various jobs in Chile and Uruguay until he moved to New York City in the 1950s, where we owned a trailer shop on the Upper East Side for 20 years. Goldschneider always remembered his love of making chocolate and briefly moved to Switzerland to apprentice at a chocolate factory as a hobby. After successfully running his tailoring business, he decided to open his first chocolate store, Le Chocolatier, out of the back of the tailor shop, garnering international awards and earning six of the top 10 Chocolates of the Year awards by New York Magazine.

Goldschneider and his wife Denise initially retired when they moved to Boca in 1980, but Heinz turned to his wife one day and said “Denise, there’s no good chocolate here.” 

The Goldschneiders opened Chocolates by Mr. Roberts in April 1982 and became a staple of the Boca small business community for over 20 years. In 2006, the couple sold the shop to Steve and Michele Zander and continued to live down the street from the store until their passings. Bill Hogan owned the shop from 2021 to early 2023 before turning over the business to start a new era under Lisa and Matt Schwartz. 

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