Norman Love Confections supports breast cancer awareness, offers limited edition cupcakes and cookies during October

alt="Limited Edition Breast Cancer Cupcake with pink frosting and pearl candy"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.

“Breast cancer affects so many families in our community, and the 4 Words Foundation helps to ensure that local individuals have access to the necessary tests and screenings for breast cancer, regardless of finances,” said Norman Love, founder and president of Norman Love Confections. “It’s an important mission and my wife Mary and I are honored to help on a local level in a small way.” alt="Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Cookie"

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers.  The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love has recently been named as the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.

Norman Love Confections’ chef Molly Cook named Chocolatier of the Year at Pastry Live competition in Atlanta

Norman Love Confections’ chef Molly Cook named Chocolatier of the Year at Pastry Live competition in Atlanta

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.

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‘Tis the season for Norman Love Confections’ limited-edition holiday collection

‘Tis the season for Norman Love Confections’ limited-edition holiday collection

A taste of holiday traditions is captured inside this year’s Norman Love Confections Holiday Collection gift boxes. The 2016 limited-edition collection features 10 seasonal flavors including Candy Cane, Cranberry Apple Biscuit, Pumpkin Pie, Mint Patty, Linzer Cookie, Cup O’ Cheer, Mulled Cider, White Christmas, S’mores and Gingersnap.

Norman Love Confections will also offer a selection of holiday-themed gifts, including 25- and 50-piece holiday gift boxes, holiday gift baskets, personalized gifts, a limited-edition 10-piece candy cane-shaped gift box, chocolate peppermint holiday bark, and gourmet holiday desserts (in stores only). Orders can be placed online at www.normanloveconfections.com or in Norman Love Confections’ chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Naples and Estero, Florida.

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Michael Palisano joins Norman Love Confections to run shipping operations

Michael Palisano has joined the team at Norman Love Confections as Warehouse/Shipping Manager. Prior to joining Norman Love Confections, Palisano spent more than 20 years managing shipping/receiving and distribution services for City Mattress, and also worked on the company’s sales team.

In his new role at Norman Love Confections, Palisano will oversee shipping and receiving operations, including inventory control and logistics strategy for the company’s growing e-commerce and retail operations. Continue reading

Norman Love Confections Tart Cooking Class

Norman Love Cooking Classes

Check out this video from one our latest Norman Love Confections cooking class and see why it’s an experience you’ll never forget! Students come from far and wide to learn from Norman Love Confections chefs in the very kitchen where the nationally-renowned gourmet chocolate creations are made every day.
Every class is taught by Norman Love Confections chefs, many of whom are award-winning pastry chefs themselves, or have been trained by them. In these videos from one of our latest classes, students learned to make gourmet tarts with Chef Ryan Love, son of company founder Norman Love. You can see how thrilling it is to be part of the Love family for an evening, learning skills you can replicate at home, creating the perfect dessert from start to finish. You bring home the desserts you create, as well as the recipes to make them again. Plus, all of the ingredients are included in your class registration of just $95 per person. Continue reading