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The French Roast interiorWe’re taking one of our most popular chocolate classes on the road with a Friday, June 26 Chocolate and Wine Tasting at The French Press at Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral. The class will begin at 6 p.m. with canapés and sparkling wine provided by Fathoms Restaurant and Bar. Norman Love and Ryan Love will share information about matching wine and chocolate, as they describe the unique characteristics of the featured chocolates. Pairings will include raw chocolate, confections and a chocolate dessert, each served with a specially selected red wine.

Class size is limited; registration is $95 plus tax per person. To reserve a spot, call Valeria Zanella Voisin at 239-542-0707 or 239-542-0212. The French Press is located at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive #101 in Cape Coral.

We are excited about expanding our relationship with The French Press, which has been carrying our confections for several months. This evening is a wonderful opportunity to see some of our Cape Coral clients and to meet some new friends during a fun evening.
The French Press offers Norman Love Confections boxed chocolates, 12 flavors by the piece, the BLACK line of single-origin dark chocolates, chocolate bars and barks, and other specialties.

Please join us at Cape Harbour, or the Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers for cooking classes, which take place on alternate Wednesday evenings through September. Classes range from molded candies and layered cakes to dessert shooters and truffles. Visit www.NormanLoveConfections.com, or call Lisa Mariani at 239-561-7215 for class times and availability.

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.

Customer Appreciation Day is Coming!

Posted by Norman On August 19th

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

Posted by Norman On May 12th

all chocolates on black backOn 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 - leopardThis 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!

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.

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.

This Valentine’s Day Norman Love Confections offers many ways to express your love during the most romantic holiday of the year. Gifts from the award-winning chocolatier will capture the heart of your loved one.

Love OriginsLove Origins is an exclusive line of premium eating chocolate – six chocolates chosen for their unique flavor qualities as well as the amazing stories of discovery, post harvesting methods and preservation unique to each. Each $26 box contains six sleeves of high cocoa mass dark chocolate wafers including Bolivian, which is made with organic beans from sustainable farms in Bolivia; Tainori, La Red and Hacienda Elvesia, made with sustainable beans of The Dominican Republic; and Alto el Sol and Fortunato No. 4, made with sustainable beans from Peru.

The organic cacao beans in Love Origins chocolates are farmed using sound humanitarian and environmental business practices. Purchasing Love Origins helps NLC to reward and support chocolate companies that invest in improving social and economic conditions for those who farm and harvest the cacao. Also, Norman Love Confections is investing a portion of the proceeds from Love Origins in the Rice Stove Project, an initiative to improve the lives of cacao farm workers and families.

Love PotionNorman Love Potion is 14 ounces of rich dark sipping chocolate, a rich bittersweet chocolate made with pure cane sugar and vanilla beans that will satisfy all dark chocolate lovers. Prepare the sipping chocolate hot or cold and customize each cup by adding one of the six Norman Love Potion flavored sugars. Flavor selection packages are available for $29.50 and include:

  • Unlimited Possibility, one tube each of Dragon’s Fire, Pure Darkness, Liquid Gold, Tropical Oasis and Winter’s Chill
  • Dragon’s Fire, five test tubes of sugar infused with jalapeno and cayenne peppers and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla
  • Pure Darkness, a pure devotion to dark chocolate with five tubes of extra dark cocoa infused sugar
  • Holiday Spirit, perfect any time of the year with five tubes of fresh grated spices and pure cane sugar
  • Liquid Gold, satisfyingly sweet and salty with five tubes of golden caramel and sea salt ground to fine sugar
  • Tropical Oasis, experience the islands with five tubes of sweetened creamy coconut powder
  • Winter’s Chill, stir up a wintery feel anytime with five tubes of sweet peppermint candy cane sugar

NLC Valentine's Day 2014The Valentine’s Day 2014 flavors include:

  • 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

NLC Valentine's Day 2014 10-piece heart-shaped box

Each individual creation is handmade with the finest ingredients, no preservatives, using only the best quality of chocolates, butter, spices, nuts, purees and flavors.

The custom-designed heart-shaped Valentine’s gift boxes, filled with 10 heart-shaped pieces is $25 and a 24-piece assortment with heart-shaped and signature chocolates is $50. NLC’s famous green gift boxes feature the eight 2014 Valentine’s flavors along with an assortment of NLC’s 36 signature flavors with a five-piece box for $13.25; 10-piece box for $23; 15-piece box for $33; 25-piece box for $48.50; and a 50-piece box for $95.

The 2014 Valentine’s Day Collection is available for pre-order on Jan. 27, 2014 with shipping starting on Feb. 3, 2014. The collection is available on www.NormanLoveConfections.com through Feb. 14, 2014 and at the Fort Myers and Naples Chocolate Salons in Southwest Florida.

candy cane gift box pr nlc 07-2013  0111_rtThe 2013 Holiday Collection is now available at NormanLoveConfections.com and at the Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers and Naples, Fla., and to kick off the holiday shopping season, Norman Love Confections is participating in Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with special offers.

10% Off Saturday at the Chocolate Salons and Artisan Gelato

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, we want to thank customers for supporting small businesses like us during the holiday shopping season by offering a 10% discount on all products purchased in the Norman Love Confections Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers and Naples, and at Artisan Gelato by Norman Love in Fort Myers. The Small Business Saturday 10% discount is valid in-stores only Nov. 30, 2013 with one discount per person. Discount does not apply to online orders, shipping fees, pre-orders or orders previously or currently placed. Offer not valid on cake and dessert orders placed for a later date. If shipping items, discount does not apply to shipping and limit of shipping to five addresses. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or loyalty cards. Please note: To allow our employees to share the holiday with their families, both Norman Love Confections locations and Artisan Gelato will be closed on Thanksgiving and Friday, Nov. 29.

Cyber Monday Savings on Shipping

We are extending a special offer on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, the single largest online shopping day of the year – a flat $10 rate on second-day or ground shipping within Florida on online orders of $50 or more. The offer is not valid on overnight shipping or previously placed orders. To get the discount order, choose a shipping date of Dec. 20 or earlier. Avoid the crowds and enjoy shipping discounts by shopping at www.NormanLoveConfections.com on Dec. 2!

We have holiday gifts for everyone and take pride in the quality and convenience we offer this time of year. Give the gift of Love this year!

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