Like many love stories, some pairs just blend together perfectly. This Valentine’s Day, Norman Love Confections introduces some of the chocolate world’s most compatible and delectable flavor combinations in the 2017 Valentine’s Day Collection, Perfect Pair. The lineup of flavor pairings are Strawberry Banana, Lemon Raspberry, Peaches and Cream, Raspberry Champagne, Chocolate Vanilla Swirl, Coconut Pineapple, White Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter Marshmallow, Coffee Hazelnut and Vanilla Caramel.
The Perfect Pair Valentine’s Day Collection is available with the assortment of Norman Love Confections’ Signature flavors in gift boxes of all sizes, or in the limited-edition heart-shaped gift boxes. The limited-edition 10-piece heart-shaped gift box includes all of the 2017 Valentine’s Day flavors and is available for $27. The 24-piece heart-shaped gift box filled with an assortment of chocolates from both the 2017 Valentine’s Day collection and the Signature Collection is available for $55. Online preorders for the Perfect Pair Valentine’s Day Collection will begin on Jan. 23 at www.normanloveconfections.com, with shipping beginning Jan. 30, and will be available for sale in-store Monday, Jan. 30 through Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Norman Love Confections’ chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Naples and Estero.
Norman Love Confections’ newest Chocolate and Dessert Salon is now open in the Terra Design Center at 13261 McGregor Blvd. Suite 105 in Fort Myers, Florida. Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon offers the company’s award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods including a new Signature Pastry Collection, coffees, novelty products and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.
The 1,700-square-foot chocolate and dessert salon features a contemporary design and offers indoor and outdoor seating with take-out or dine-in options. The salon is open Tuesdays through Sundays. For hours of operation and more information, call 239-672-8797.
Norman Love Confections has created a line of Signature Collection pastries as well as seasonal pastries that are now available in Norman Love Confections’ Southwest Florida Chocolate Salons. Fresh baked daily from scratch, the artisan pastries in the Signature Pastry Collection include Fruit Tart, Raspberry Dome, Tiramisu and Caramel Tower.
In addition, Norman Love Confections’ fall pastry collection includes Pecan Tart, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Milk Spiced Latte, Lemon-Hazelnut Verrine and Caramel Apple Bar. The fall pastries are available in salons only through the end of November when a new winter pastry collection will be offered.
Norman Love Confections is observing Breast Cancer Awareness month, offering the community a sweet way to raise breast cancer awareness and support those who are currently fighting against breast cancer. During the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each limited-edition breast cancer awareness-themed cupcakes and cookies will benefit 4 Words Foundation, providing financial assistance to those in need of breast cancer tests and screenings.
The cupcakes and cookies are available at Norman Love Confections’ chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples for the month of October only.
Chef chocolatier Molly Cook of Norman Love Confections has won the coveted title of Chocolatier of the Year as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Pastry Live competition in Atlanta held Aug. 20-22. Cook, along with Norman Love Confections’ Chef Chris Botterman, competed with the most accomplished chocolate chefs in the country to showcase their expertise and abilities.
Each competitor produced two different chocolates sold in their shop. Cook’s creations included a white chocolate molded piece – banana passion cheesecake, and a hand-dipped piece – almond raspberry made with 49 percent milk chocolate. Botterman’s molded entry was coconut, and his hand-dipped piece was Snickers-inspired, with peanuts and caramel.