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The 2015 Valentine’s Day Collection

Posted by Norman On January 26th

Get wild about LOVE with Valentine’s Day gifts from Norman Love Confections. The special limited edition heart-shaped chocolates of the 2015 Valentine’s Day Collection debut Feb. 2, but you can pre-order boxes of chocolate featuring this collection now at www.NormanLoveConfections.com and schedule delivery anytime between Feb. 2 and Feb. 14.IMG_6620_rt

Each year, our artisan chefs create a special line of heart-shaped gourmet chocolates for Valentine’s Day, and this year the theme is “Wild About Love” and the collection includes the following 10 delicious flavors:

Rum Rampage – A torrent of tropical flavors with a touch of dark rum in bittersweet chocolate will rampage its way into your heart.
Savage Spice – This savage blend of spices and delicate marshmallow swirled into a delicious milk chocolate ganache tames the hungry heart.
Wild Fire – Creamy milk chocolate ganache with a rush of heat from pure habanero will set your heart aflame.
Peanut Butter Purr – The king of our collection, this purrrfectly paired peanut butter and marshmallow ganache will have you roaring with delight.
Berry Fierce – Wild berries bursting with flavor, blended with smooth creamy yogurt and white chocolate, make a fiercely satisfying combination.
Passion Orange – Deliciously tart passion fruit and fresh orange, enveloped in white chocolate with a touch of vanilla, will capture your heart this Valentine’s Day.
Sweet Stampede – Freshly baked sugar cookies and creamy vanilla ganache will rush through your taste buds like a sweet stampede.
Caramel Banana Bite – This golden buttery caramel confection with fresh banana and milk chocolate will tame your wildest cravings.
Cool Congo – A refreshing wave of cool mint cookie, swimming in a rich dark chocolate ganache, delivers a delicious current of flavor.
Dark Cherry Charge – Wonderfully tart fresh cherry and vanilla jam, sitting atop a deep dark chocolate ganache, provides a charge of delight in every bite.

This special limited edition collection of 10 heart-shaped flavors is available in Signature gift boxes, along with an assortment of 36 Signature flavors, through Valentine’s Day. You can also get the 10-pc heart-shaped gift box, which includes all 10 of the limited edition 2015 Valentine’s Day flavors, and the 24-pc heart-shaped gift box, which is filled with an assortment of chocolates from both the 2015 Valentine’s Day collection and our 36-flavor Signature collection.

Other incredible gift ideas include:
Norman Love Confections BLACK™
Love Potion™
S’more Love®
Chocolate Clubs
Chocolate Specialties
Artisan Desserts & Gelato
Corporate Gifts & MORE!

Shop at www.NormanLoveConfections.com, or if you are in Southwest Florida stop into the Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Naples and Estero to purchase Valentine’s Day gifts, desserts and more. You can even bring your Valentine in with you for a sweet date night! Please note, the 2015 Valentine’s Day Collection is available in stores Feb. 2-14 only.

Norman Love Confections’ pink pumps are making an encore appearance to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they are available only during October. We have launched a month-long fundraiser with proceeds from the sales of the $28 milk chocolate high-heel pumps supporting Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida.

The shoes, originally conceived by Maura Metheny, head of chocolate design and product innovation at NLC, are five inches tall, 6 1/2 inches long, three inches wide and made of 150 grams of ultra-premium chocolate. Three dollars from each shoe will benefit Komen.

The pink pumps will be available at the Fort Myers and Naples, Florida chocolate salons, and the new Miromar location after its early October opening, throughout the month of October. For more information about these locations including hours of operation, visit http://www.normanloveconfections.com/about/chocolate-salon/.

“Breast cancer awareness and treatment has advanced significantly, but it’s still important for every woman to have regular mammograms,” said Norman Love. “Our pink pumps are a fun way to remind your family and friends to take care of themselves and schedule an exam.”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.

NLC Pink Pumps

Available only in October, proceeds from the sale of these milk chocolate pumps benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida.

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has given more than $6.6 million in grants to nonprofit groups in the five-county area for breast cancer screening, treatment, support, and education since 2002. Seventy-five percent of its net fundraising stays in the local community, with 25 percent supporting international breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of nongovernmental breast cancer research in the world. Visit www.KomenSWFL.org or call 239-498-0016 to learn more.

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!

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

Posted by Norman On April 24th

pr_IMG_7443_rtToday 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_rtMom’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.

Celebrate Easter with a gourmet twist

Posted by Norman On April 11th

pr_IMG_7855_rtEveryone 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!

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!

2014 Valentine's Day Collection

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.

Our Top 13 Stocking Stuffers For 2013

Posted by Norman On December 6th

So often, in the rush to complete a long holiday shopping list, stocking stuffers become an afterthought with people impulsively adding whatever little things they can get on the fly.

Remember good things come in small packages –- really good things! –- especially at Norman Love Confections. The Christmas stocking could very well be one of the main highlights on Christmas morning if you make it one. It just takes a quick visit to www.NormanLoveConfections.com, where we recently added a whole bunch of new Chocolate Specialties to our website. Once reserved for the Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers and Naples, Fla. only, these delicious treats are now available online for the first time ever and can be shipped right to you! Check out what’s new, as well as the popular items we make every year.

Here are 13 of our favorite stocking-sized treats to try this holiday season:

1. 5-pc Holiday Chocolate Gift Box – Five confections from our special holiday collection packaged in a beautiful green gift box with a holiday ribbon.

2. 5-pc Norman Love Confections BLACK™ Gift Box – Five single-origin dark chocolate confections packaged in a stunning black box.

3. Candy Cane Chocolate Gift Box -– Get all 10 special holiday collection flavors in an adorable candy cane-shaped gift box that will peak out of stockings on Christmas mornings.

4. Chocolate Barks -– In addition to our famous Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Bark, we have four flavors in white, milk and dark chocolate varieties, and three sugar-free barks.

5. Chocolate Bars -– Our chocolate bar offering has grown considerably! We now have nine different solid and gourmet chocolate bars, and three sugar-free options.

6. Nougat Bars -– These bars are in a category all their own. Check out our three delectable nougat bars.

7. Chocolate- Covered Specialties -– We’ve always had chocolate-covered nuts, and now we have a bigger variety of nuts, and chocolate-covered jelly beans, espresso beans and orange sticks.

8. Chocolate Shells -– Perfect for the beach lover, this gift features an assortment of colorful white, milk and dark chocolate solid seashell-shaped chocolates.

9. Chocolate Golf Balls –- This gift suits golfers to a tee, and it’s just the right size to fit in their stocking and their golf bag.

10. Caramel Popcorn We’ve folded fresh popped corn into golden caramel, adding a touch of sea salt, for the ultimate sweet, crunchy treat!

11. Chocolate Pops These fine gourmet chocolate treats have been the talk of our hometown for years, and now they are available for the first time online. Find out why locals can’t get enough of these!

12. Norman Love Confections BLACK™ Chocolate Bar -– Dark chocolate lovers will enjoy these uniquely packaged square chocolate bars from five different points of origin.

13. Sugar-Free Chocolate –- We have a variety of delicious sugar-free chocolate bars and barks that everyone agrees taste just as delicious as our other gourmet bars and barks.

Three simple tips for fabulous group gifts

Posted by Norman On September 18th

National Boss’s Day is coming up! Well, actually it is on Oct. 16, but that is only one month away, and if you start planning now you could give your boss a really impressive group gift when the time comes. It just takes a little planning, and we have a few tips to help you with that!

Tip 1 – Be Decisive – Most likely, everyone is too busy for another meeting, so decide on an amazing gift and make your proposal to the team. We recommend going all out with one of our Chocolate Clubs or a generous gourmet Gift Basket.

Tip 2 – Be Detailed – In your proposal to the team, provide details up front including how much the gift will cost in total and per person, and give a clear deadline for when each person’s contribution is due. Make sure the deadline is far enough out so people have time to work the expense into their budget, but leave enough time for shipping. We are having a one-day-only 15% off sale on Oct. 14 so mark your calendar and plan to order then!

Tip 3 – Make it Personal – How can you make the presentation more personal? Consider bringing everyone together to give the gift in person at a special luncheon, or if that is not possible have everyone add a personal message in the card.

If you have a small team or would rather give a gift on your own, Norman Love Confections has many wonderful gift options at every price level. Check out our website at www.NormanLoveConfections.com.

Our top 5 back to school gifts

Posted by Norman On August 2nd

Summer vacation is winding down as schools across America open their doors in the next few weeks. Kids, teachers and school administrators are heading back to school, and the occasion calls for something special. Here are some gift ideas for your back to school crew:

1. The college student – Back to school means back to doing your own laundry and hitting the books. If you know a college kid who could use S’more Love this semester, we have the perfect gift. Our S’more Love gift box features delicious treats made with homemade graham crackers, marshmallow and fresh caramel, covered in gourmet milk chocolate.

2. The teacher – It’s an important and strenuous job, one that definitely calls for chocolate! Traditionally, teachers were given a fresh shiny apple on the first day of school, but we have a better idea. Improve on that tradition with a box of our Apple a la Mode confections.

3. The front office – From the principal to the school nurse, this team keeps the school running like a well-oiled machine from day one. Drop off one of our impressive green gift boxes, filled with an assortment of delicious chocolates, to show your appreciation.

4. The kiddos – The first day of school is a momentous occasion in the life of a child with a new teacher, new classmates and new things to learn! Slip a five-piece box of Peanut Butter and Jelly chocolates into the lunchbox of your favorite student.

5. The parent – After the chaos of back-to-school shopping and an emotional day at drop-off, parents deserve a little Love too. Help someone celebrate this bittersweet moment with a box of Norman Love Confections BLACK, our collection of ultra-premium dark chocolate confections.

All of these gifts and more are available at www.NormanLoveConfections.com, and please share your favorite back-to-school moments with us on Facebook!