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Gourmet Chocolate Love

Artistry in gourmet chocolate delicacies for fine chocolate lovers, corporate gifts, wedding flavors, clubs.

You are hereby free to save!

Posted by Norman On June 30th

Norman Love Confections is celebrating Independence Day with its one-day “Freedom to Save” sale. Shop online and in stores on July 1st and enjoy 15% off your entire purchase!

Whether you simply want special treats to enjoy while watching the fireworks, or you’re looking for something gorgeous to offer guests at your Independence Day party, Norman Love Confections is the place to turn. We have a variety of chocolate specialties, including the all-American flavor of S’more Love, as well as Chocolate Gift Boxes and Chocolate Gift Baskets that make excellent hostess gifts!

Whatever you’re looking for, July 1st is your opportunity to save with 15% off your entire purchase – one day only!

Boxes of Chocolate
Add a flair of gourmet to your Independence Day celebration with our Signature Chocolate Gift Boxes. Each box contains an assortment of white, dark and milk chocolate confections and truffles from our 36-flavor signature collection!

S’more Love®
Few things are more American than S’mores, and you’ll love our mess-free gourmet twist on this delicious dessert, which combines homemade marshmallows, freshly baked graham crackers and Bourbon vanilla caramel!

Hostess Gifts
From our Signature Chocolate Gift Boxes to Chocolate Gift Baskets, Norman Love Confections is the place to shop for hostess gifts. Every item is beautifully and expertly packaged to protect the decadent fresh artisan creations within. These gifts will help you make a bang on July 4th!

Desserts and Platters
No party , no matter how big or how small, is complete without dessert, and our stunning artisan creations explode with a heavenly combination of gourmet flavors. Warning, they may outshine the fireworks show!

And More!
Shop the full selection online and in stores including gourmet Gift Baskets, Norman Love Confections BLACK™ and a wide variety of Chocolate Specialties!

The Summer of Love Begins May 21 with 15% Off!

Posted by Norman On May 12th

all chocolates on black back 300x300 The Summer of Love Begins May 21 with 15% Off!On May 21 only, save 15% on all online and in-store orders! Just in time for Memorial Day, graduations and school-year farewells, celebrate with savings on gourmet chocolate gifts, artisan desserts, party platters and more!

We have plenty of gifts for teachers, graduates and Memorial Day hosts and hostesses. Order a large gift box to share at your soiree, and if you live in Southwest Florida order special artisan desserts and dessert platters.

Please share this savings opportunity with your friends. Want to know about more sales as they come up? Like us on Facebook or join our Mobile Club at www.NormanLoveConfections.com. You’ll be the first to know about special savings and more!

10 ways to celebrate Mom in 10 days

Posted by Norman On May 2nd

High heel shoe leopard 300x200 10 ways to celebrate Mom in 10 daysThis year, Mother’s Day falls on May 11 – only 10 days away! Order your Mother’s Day gifts today for the best delivery rates!

Here are the top 10 gifts for Mom from Norman Love Confections:

  1. Mother’s Day Gift Boxes – A gift with heart, our signature green gift boxes feature delicious limited edition heart-shaped Mother’s Day chocolates!
  2. High Heel Shoes – Fashion forward moms will adore our chocolate high heel shoes, available in three styles.
  3. Gift Baskets – When one gift just isn’t enough, give mom a basketful of gourmet chocolate Love.
  4. Chocolate Clubs – Keep the celebration going all year long by signing up Mom for one of our Chocolate Clubs. She’ll receive 4 or 12 boxes of chocolates during the next year.
  5. Norman Love Confections BLACK™  – Dark chocolate lovers delight in these delicious confections and chocolate bars.
  6. S’more Love® – A gourmet twist on the traditional camp fire treat, S’more Love is all a Mom could want.
  7. NormanLove Potion™  – Sipping chocolate will warm Mom’s heart, and we serve it with a variety of flavored sugars to suit her personal taste. Plain white, milk and dark chocolate sipping chocolates also available.
  8. Love Origins™  – Treat Mom and help families afar at the same time with Love Origins™ , which is made with premium cocoa beans from sustainable farms. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Rice Stove Project, an initiative to improve the lives of cacao farm workers and families.
  9. Nutty Specialties – If your mom is nutty for chocolate and nuts, we have an array of Barks, Bars, Nougats, Turtles and Chocolate-Covered Specialties to choose from.
  10. Brownie Pops – Our three kinds of brownie pops are so delicious you won’t be able to decide which one to get – so get all three. Mom deserves it… and might share!

Check out our website for other gifts including chocolate golf balls, chocolate sea shells, caramel popcorn and more!

A Mother’s Day Poem on Poem in Your Pocket Day

Posted by Norman On April 24th

pr IMG 7443 rt 300x200 A Mother’s Day Poem on Poem in Your Pocket DayToday is Poem in your Pocket day, a day to share poetry with your community. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to share a great poem about moms by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. We’re also inferring something here… Perhaps Billy is right and “you never can repay your mother,” but Mom deserves a gift she’ll LOVE! Check out the gourmet chocolate gifts created with moms in mind from www.NormanLoveConfections.com

The Lanyard – Billy Collins

The other day I was ricocheting slowly
off the blue walls of this room,
moving as if underwater from typewriter to piano,
from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor,
when I found myself in the L section of the dictionary
where my eyes fell upon the word lanyard.

No cookie nibbled by a French novelist
could send one into the past more suddenly—
a past where I sat at a workbench at a camp
by a deep Adirondack lake
learning how to braid long thin plastic strips
into a lanyard, a gift for my mother.

I had never seen anyone use a lanyard
or wear one, if that’s what you did with them,
but that did not keep me from crossing
strand over strand again and again
until I had made a boxy
red and white lanyard for my mother.

She gave me life and milk from her breasts,
and I gave her a lanyard.
She nursed me in many a sick room,
lifted spoons of medicine to my lips,
laid cold face-cloths on my forehead,
and then led me out into the airy light

and taught me to walk and swim,
and I, in turn, presented her with a lanyard.
Here are thousands of meals, she said,
and here is clothing and a good education.
And here is your lanyard, I replied,
which I made with a little help from a counselor.

Here is a breathing body and a beating heart,
strong legs, bones and teeth,
and two clear eyes to read the world, she whispered,
and here, I said, is the lanyard I made at camp.
And here, I wish to say to her now,
is a smaller gift—not the worn truth

that you can never repay your mother,
but the rueful admission that when she took
the two-tone lanyard from my hand,
I was as sure as a boy could be
that this useless, worthless thing I wove
out of boredom would be enough to make us even.

 

Mother’s Appreciate the Art of LOVE

Posted by Norman On April 23rd

pr IMG 7516 rt 300x200 Mother’s Appreciate the Art of LOVEMom’s know better than anyone, there’s nothing better than a little LOVE! Norman Love Confections has a variety of gifts with chocolates that look like works of art and taste incredible. Our Mother’s Day Gift Boxes, which come in sizes ranging from 5 to 50 pieces, include an assortment of chocolates from our 36 Signature Collection and our 10 Mother’s Day Collection heart-shaped chocolates.

Our Mother’s Day Chocolate Collection includes…

Coffee Cake

This creamy milk chocolate confection captures the warm flavors of fresh-baked cinnamon coffee cake with crunchy pecan topping.

Cherry Cheesecake

Lovingly layered fresh cherry vanilla jam and decadent cheesecake ganache is embraced in a dark chocolate shell.

Strawberry Shortcake

Remember summertime picnics with this fresh strawberry preserve over the top of a vanilla shortbread ganache, all captured in this beautiful white chocolate heart.

Vanilla Pudding

As simple and comforting as a motherly hug, this perfectly presented white chocolate custard in a thin white shell is a cherished treat.

Apple Pie

Inspired by memories of cinnamon and apples wafting through the kitchen air, this tart and crunchy confection is bursting with buttery cooked apples and fresh baked streusel, all wrapped up in a white chocolate shell.

Cookie Dough

The dough is the most-loved part of baking fresh cookies as a child, and this dark chocolate-wrapped heart is filled with cookie dough ganache, hand mixed with brown sugar, butter and mini chocolate chips.

Brownie Batter

Baking by mom’s side meant cleaning the batter-laden bowl, and you get to enjoy every last bite with this decadent dark chocolate treat, swirled with toasted walnuts.

German Chocolate Cake

At the end of a long day, mom deserves this sweet little reward, milk chocolate ganache, swirled with luscious coconut and pecan icing, and finished with a milk chocolate shell.

Peach Cobbler

Tart vanilla-soaked peaches and butter pecan topping combine to make this home-style treat with a chocolate twist, all captured in a white chocolate heart.

Banana Bread

Chopped walnuts and ripe bananas are tenderly blended into this brown sugar and milk chocolate treat, which is lovingly wrapped in a creamy milk chocolate shell.

The Mother’s Day Collection is available for pre-order beginning April 21st, and we will begin shipping gifts the week of April 28th. Select a delivery date during check-out; for optimal freshness choose a date as close as possible to Mother’s Day, May 11th.

In addition to these decadent confections created just for Mother’s Day, Norman Love Confections has a huge array of gifts to suit the special women in your life, from Chocolate Shoes to Chocolate Golf Balls, Gift Cards to Chocolate Clubs. Come explore the full selection at www.NormanLoveConfections.com.

Easter class was Eggtacular!

Posted by Norman On April 15th

Norman Love Confections’ recent Easter class attendees created an Easter egg sculpture; casted, assembled and hand painted a dark chocolate egg; and created Swiss truffles to hide within it. The completed eggs were artfully packaged for personal enjoyment or gifting. Through September, the NLC chocolatiers and pastry chefs will share techniques used to create the chocolate indulgences that are ranked No. 1 in the nation. The award-winning team will lead participants in the step-by-step process of making exquisitely beautiful chocolates and desserts. Love has planned an assortment of evening classes that begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine reception and typically end around 9 p.m. in the Fort Myers Chocolate Salon or Artisan Gelato by Norman Love. The cost is $95 per person, per class. Classes are limited, so early reservations are encouraged. For upcoming class schedule or to make reservations, call Lisa at 239-561-7215 or visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

Celebrate Easter with a gourmet twist

Posted by Norman On April 11th

pr IMG 7855 rt 300x200 Celebrate Easter with a gourmet twistEveryone has a favorite Easter candy, from chocolate bunnies to jelly beans and marshmallow treats. For kids, the focus is often on getting the most candy in their Easter basket, but for the sophisticated palate sweet nostalgia comes with carefully selected high quality items.

Norman Love Confections offers your favorite Easter candies with a gourmet twist. All of our gourmet chocolate Easter items are made with the finest white, milk and dark chocolates available. In fact, all of our ingredients are carefully selected for freshness and quality throughout the year.

From the 10 gourmet Chocolate Easter Eggs in our 2014 Easter Collection to our amazingly creamy and decadent Chocolate Bunnies, Chocolate-covered Marshmallow Bunnies and Chocolate-covered Jelly Beans, there’s no denying the quality of our selection.

Explore all the Easter gifts and indulgences available now at www.NormanLoveConfections.com/store/Easter-Collection, and don’t forget to check out our recently expanded offering of Chocolate Specialties, which make excellent additions to any Easter basket.

Remember, many of these selections are available through Easter only, so don’t hesitate to try them now!

No Fooling! 15% Off Easter Pre-Orders Today

Posted by Norman On April 1st

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It’s April 1, but we are as sincere as can be with this offer! We know you’re no “fool” and will hop at this chance to order Easter treats and gifts today!

Our entire 2014 Easter Collection – including 10 delicious new gourmet chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies, our popular Easter Pail and MORE – is available for pre-order now at http://www.normanloveconfections.com/store/Easter-Collection/. Just place your order and choose a delivery date during check-out!

Here are the need-to-know details about our Easter Pre-Order Sale… Save 15%! Discount applies to online orders of Easter Collection products only. Orders must be placed on April 1, 2014 between 12:01 a.m. EDT and 11:59 p.m. EDT. Discount does not apply to shipping fees, phone orders or purchases made at the Chocolate Salons or at Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

Norman Love has announced the 2014 class schedule for chocolate making classes at Norman Love Confections.

Through September, the master chocolatier will share some of the techniques he uses to create the chocolate indulgences that are ranked No. 1 in the nation. Love, along with his award-winning team of artisan pastry chefs, will lead participants in the step-by-step process of making exquisitely beautiful chocolates and desserts.

Love has planned an assortment of evening classes that begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine reception and typically end around 9:30 p.m.

  • Truffles: Master the 100-year-old art from the dark chocolate hand-formed truffle to the modern Swiss shell-filled t
    ruffle; students will take home the truffles they create. Dates: May 28 and Sept. 17
  • Molded Candies: Learn how to make NLC’s famous jewel-like treasures from hand coloring to casting liquid chocolate and mixing the custom ganaches to fill the candies; then take home the treasures when done. Dates: May 14, July 9, Aug. 8 and 27
  • Cookies: Become an NLC baker for the night; learn and create rich butter French Diamant, jam-filled Linzer cookies and warm baked chocolate chip cookies while learning secrets and techniques to make friends and family jealous. Dates: June 11 and Aug. 20
  • Cupcakes: Learn how to construct custom cupcakes starting with the rich chocolate batter and toppings of fluffy butter-cream; sample vanilla-laden steps along the way and take home all your creations. Date: June 25 and Sept. 3
  • Elegant Home Desserts: Learn the art of making elegant and delicious desserts that you can confidently make in a home kitchen from the popular liquid center chocolate cake to the classic and simplified soufflé. Date: July 23
  • Chocolate and Wine Tasting: An elegant evening of chocolate and wine pairings hosted by Norman Love who will describe the unique qualities of each of the featured chocolates as well as the history of chocolate making and the processes used to create his famous confections; also learn about the art of selecting wines to enjoy with various kinds of chocolates and taste these pairings in raw and finished forms. Date: Sept. 24

“Our classes are perfect for those who define chocolate as one of the four basic food groups,” said Love. “Not only will attendees have the opportunity to see and be a part of what goes on behind the scenes, they will also be able to take home the chocolates they made themselves.”

The cost is $95 per person, per class. Classes are limited, so early reservations are encouraged. Due to health and safety regulations, closed toe shoes, minimal jewelry and sleeved shirts are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Lisa at 239-561-7215 or visit: http://www.normanloveconfections.com/classes/

This year’’s Valentine’’s Day Collection will make your Valentine’’s heart sing! Now available for pre-order, we’’ll begin shipping special Valentine’’s Day gifts on Feb. 3. Do your Valentine’’s Day shopping online now or in the Chocolate Salons beginning Feb. 3. If you’’re in Southwest Florida for Valentine’’s Day, the Chocolate Salons and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love make wonderful destinations for a sweet Valentine’’s Day date!

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The 2014 Valentine’’s Day Collection includes eight gorgeous heart-shaped confections in the following special flavors, each inspired by and named for a few of our favorite love songs!

  • Wicked Game – Devil’’s food cake; devilishly decadent milk and dark chocolate are blended with European butter and heavy cream within a dark chocolate shell
  • Only You – Vanilla bean; pure and perfect Swiss white chocolate is swirled into vanilla bean cream and butter, contrasting beautifully with a bittersweet shell
  • Sweet Love – – Chocolate fudge; sweet dark chocolate and sugars are spun into a silky fudge filling and dipped in dark chocolate
  • Sugar Sugar – – Sugar cookie; heartwarming fresh baked sugar cookies are mixed with almond ganache in white chocolate
  • Cherish You – – Cherry almond; a cherished combination of tart cherry and toasted almond ganache wrapped in a thin layer of Swiss white chocolate
  • Heart of Gold – Orange caramel; sweet golden caramel, deglazed with fresh squeezed orange juice and vanilla, covered in milk chocolate
  • Fever – Cinnamon “red hot;” feverishly delicious cinnamon-laden Swiss milk chocolate ganache truffle
    Wild Thing – peanut butter marshmallow; the combination will drive you wild with layers of sweet white chocolate marshmallow and creamy milk chocolate peanut butter

From now until Feb. 14, these eight special flavors are included with the assortment of 36 Signature flavors in our Signature gift boxes and a special heart-shaped 25-piece gift box. We also have a special 10-piece heart-shaped gift box filled with all eight chocolate hearts from the love song-inspired Valentine’’s Day Collection.

Each year for Valentine’’s Day, Norman Love Confections BLACK™™ is available in stunning heart shapes. This ultra-premium single-origin collection is ideal for dark chocolate connoisseurs.

Other year-round products make wonderful Valentine’’s Day gifts. Explore options like Gift Baskets, Chocolate Specialties, S’’more Love, NomanLove Potion™, Love Origins® , Chocolate Clubs and more at www.NormanLoveConfections.com now.