Opening a box of Norman Love Confections is always a treat but this holiday season it could be even sweeter. Custom jeweler Mark Loren and gourmet chocolatier Norman Love have once again partnered for the 12 Gems of Christmas.
From Nov. 30 through Dec. 24, 2012, customers of Norman Love Confections could discover a Mark Loren Designs’ rare and precious gem, or an NLC or MLD $50 gift certificate hidden in a box of chocolates. Twelve gems and 40 gift certificates (20 each from Loren and Love) will be randomly placed in signature boxes of Norman Love Confections.
Lucky customers or gift recipients have the opportunity to find one of the following gems in an NLC signature box this holiday season:
-12.16ct natural oval-cut Zircon from Africa
-7.81ct pear shape Orange Citrine from Brazil
-1.21ct emerald cut Orange Sapphire from Sri Lanka
-13.8ct millennium-cut oval Lemon Quartz
-.53ct fancy green round brilliant Sapphire
-6.14ct Pink Topaz fancy round cut
-4ct fancy shape Aquamarine from Brazil
-10.52ct Crystal Opal double sided
-oval-cut large faceted oval golden Amber
-14mm Large Black Pearl from Tahiti
-3 pieces/3.14cts total weight radiant-cut matching Peridot from Pakistan
-Matched pair oval-cut Imperial Topaz 1.49cts from Brazil
The NLC 2012 holiday flavors are:
Apple Cider: Filled with slow cooked pureed granny smith apples, this milk chocolate confection is flavored with vanilla, cinnamon and sweet cream butter.
Candy Cane: Creamy white chocolate ganache and cool peppermint are swirled together in this beautiful holiday classic.
Cranberry Orange: Tart cranberry puree and fresh orange juice blended into a Swiss white chocolate ganache bring cheer in its sweetest form.
Cup of Cheer: The dark chocolate “cup” is filled with milk chocolate ganache featuring coffee, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, cream and butter.
Egg Nog: Toast the holiday with a traditional spiced egg nog ganache, covered in white chocolate and infused with freshly grated nutmeg and a hint of brandy.
Gingerbread: Fresh baked gingerbread cookies are blended into silky milk chocolate ganache and a delicious mix of grated fresh ginger, spices, cream and butter.
Hot Cocoa: Inspired by a sweet cup of warm cocoa made with rich dark chocolate, a touch of Habanera makes this confection truly unique.
Mint Patty: A cool mint cream sits atop intense dark chocolate ganache, capturing the wonders of winter with each bite.
S’mores: Delicate white chocolate marshmallows, toasted graham cracker and milk chocolate combine for a modern twist on this childhood favorite.
White Christmas: A traditional blend of crunchy hazelnut praline and creamy cinnamon ganache are layered inside a beautiful milk chocolate shell.
Prices range from $13.25 for a 5-piece box to $95 for a 50-piece box. The 12 Gems of Christmas boxes are available at the Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons, online at www.normanloveconfections.com, as well as at Mark Loren Designs showroom at 13351 McGregor Blvd., between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers.
This offer is available for local purchases only. The 12 Gems of Christmas boxes aren’t available through online purchases/shipping.