Fort Pierce chocolatier sweetens day for St. Lucie County foster children

Bruno's Chocolate Easter BunnyA 4-foot-tall chocolate Easter bunny, presented to a foster home through the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, made Easter brighter for 10 foster children.

The milk chocolate bunny was made by Bruno’s Chocolate Creations in Fort Pierce and was donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs by store owners, Doug and Val Anderson. The bunny then found its way to the home of Kenya Reinhardt of 4Kids of the Treasure Coast, an organization that seeks to find secure foster homes for every child who needs one.

The chocolate, enjoyed by the home’s children “is the kind of thoughtful gift that helps brighten any child’s day,” said William L. Armstead, chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “The Andersons are great examples of business people who become partners with community organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs.”

Bruno’s Chocolate Creations began its operation in Fort Pierce more than 52 years ago. It has been owned by the Andersons for more than 30 years and is known for chocolate made from secret Swiss recipes, award-winning truffles, fudge and sugar-free chocolates.