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Gourmet Chocolate Love

Artistry in gourmet chocolate delicacies for fine chocolate lovers, corporate gifts, wedding flavors, clubs.

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!

Norman Love has announced the 2014 class schedule for chocolate making classes at Norman Love Confections.

Through September, the master chocolatier will share some of the techniques he uses to create the chocolate indulgences that are ranked No. 1 in the nation. Love, along with his award-winning team of artisan pastry chefs, will lead participants in the step-by-step process of making exquisitely beautiful chocolates and desserts.

Love has planned an assortment of evening classes that begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine reception and typically end around 9:30 p.m.

  • Truffles: Master the 100-year-old art from the dark chocolate hand-formed truffle to the modern Swiss shell-filled t
    ruffle; students will take home the truffles they create. Dates: May 28 and Sept. 17
  • Molded Candies: Learn how to make NLC’s famous jewel-like treasures from hand coloring to casting liquid chocolate and mixing the custom ganaches to fill the candies; then take home the treasures when done. Dates: May 14, July 9, Aug. 8 and 27
  • Cookies: Become an NLC baker for the night; learn and create rich butter French Diamant, jam-filled Linzer cookies and warm baked chocolate chip cookies while learning secrets and techniques to make friends and family jealous. Dates: June 11 and Aug. 20
  • Cupcakes: Learn how to construct custom cupcakes starting with the rich chocolate batter and toppings of fluffy butter-cream; sample vanilla-laden steps along the way and take home all your creations. Date: June 25 and Sept. 3
  • Elegant Home Desserts: Learn the art of making elegant and delicious desserts that you can confidently make in a home kitchen from the popular liquid center chocolate cake to the classic and simplified soufflé. Date: July 23
  • Chocolate and Wine Tasting: An elegant evening of chocolate and wine pairings hosted by Norman Love who will describe the unique qualities of each of the featured chocolates as well as the history of chocolate making and the processes used to create his famous confections; also learn about the art of selecting wines to enjoy with various kinds of chocolates and taste these pairings in raw and finished forms. Date: Sept. 24

“Our classes are perfect for those who define chocolate as one of the four basic food groups,” said Love. “Not only will attendees have the opportunity to see and be a part of what goes on behind the scenes, they will also be able to take home the chocolates they made themselves.”

The cost is $95 per person, per class. Classes are limited, so early reservations are encouraged. Due to health and safety regulations, closed toe shoes, minimal jewelry and sleeved shirts are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Lisa at 239-561-7215 or visit: http://www.normanloveconfections.com/classes/

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.

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.

14 ways to celebrate National Dessert Day!

Posted by Norman On October 7th

To help you prepare for this momentous occasion, celebrated annually on Oct. 14, we’ve put together a list of amazing creations available on our website. Visit www.NormanLoveConfections.com , or if you are in Southwest Florida, please come by to see what more we have at the Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers and Naples, Florida and at Artisan Gelato by Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers.

1. Signature Gift Boxes – Check out our fresh new flavors!

2. S’more Love – One of our most popular treats!

3. Norman Love Confections BLACK™ Chocolates – A dark chocolate connoisseurs favorite dessert, there are confections, bars and sipping chocolate!

4. The Bake Shop basket – Packaged fresh from the oven…. Need we say more?!

5. Seasonal Delights Pastry baskets – Your choice of large or small baskets featuring fresh artisan quick breads and jams, and more!

6. Gourmet Extravaganza basket – More than enough to share, but you don’t have to!

7. Chocolate Lovers basket – The ultimate way to celebrate, this basket is “choc” full!

8. Chocolate bars – Solid chocolate bars in milk, dark and white!

9. Nougats – Dark chocolate nougat and pistachio nougat… Yes!

10. Barks – Crunching yet creamy!

11. Chocolate-covered nuts – Almonds and hazelnuts abound!

12. Pecan and chocolate caramel turtles!

13. Chocolate toffee and walnuts!

14. Sugar-free chocolates – Chocolate barks and bars without the sugar!

Win two tickets to 3 Wishes SWFL Event!

Posted by Norman On September 24th

3 WishesWhile 3 Wishes event organizers recently announced that tickets are sold out for the event of the year, Mary and Norman Love are donating two seats to the Nov. 8 fundraiser that will benefit three local charities.

The $25 chance drawing includes much more than two tickets valued at $1,000 to the event. The prize package also includes a 15-piece box of Norman Love Confections monthly for a year ($725 value), plus an invitation to attend the exclusive (and priceless) VIP day-after reception with the visiting pastry chefs from the Food Network and Bravo at the home of Norman Love. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Only 1,000 tickets are available (need not be present to win; see ticket for rules). Drawing will take place Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers. Cash or check only.

The 3 Wishes event will feature a progressive dinner at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center where guests move through the Marketplace, to the Sultan’s Palace and then complete the evening in the Cave of Wonders. While in the Marketplace, guests will enjoy belly dancers, appetizers with a Moroccan flair, a signature drink and fire dancers. For dinner, diners will be lead to the Sultan’s Palace for a three-course meal followed by a live auction. To conclude the evening, guests will gather in the Cave of Wonders for exquisite desserts.

Assisting Love and his pastry chefs from Norman Love Confections with the evening’s desserts are Florian Bellanger, Mad-Mac, New York City, and Food Network Cupcake Wars judge; Keegan Gerhard, D Bar Desserts, Denver, and Food Network Challenge series host; and Johnny Iuzzini, Sugar Fueled Inc., Brooklyn, and Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts head judge.

“Mary and I are fully committed to raising funds for these three children’s charities,” said Love. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend an extravagant evening and spend time with celebrity chefs in our home.”

Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, was the featured speaker at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce board of directors retreat in August at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Love shared his motivational and entrepreneurial message as well as the challenges and issues he faced growing his business on his way to achieving entrepreneurial success.

The Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce promotes an environment where business can grow and prosper and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area. Norman Love Confections chocolate salons are located in Fort Myers and Naples; and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, a Euro-chic gelateria, is located in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

Fall in Love at Norman Love Confections

Posted by Norman On September 3rd

As summer vacations come to an end and thoughts turn to the fall, Norman Love Confections is introducing Fall in Love, a new line of confections to celebrate the season.

The limited edition chocolates are available Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 31 and feature:

  • Chocolate Pecan Tart: Swiss milk chocolate ganache sprinkled with candied pecans in a dark chocolate shell
  • Maple Cookie: Fresh baked butter cookies blended with white chocolate maple ganache
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake: Pumpkin cheesecake ganache in creamy white chocolate
  • Apple Crisp: Tart Granny Smith apple ganache with a caramelized oat topping and a swirl of cinnamon
  • Caramel Pear: Golden vanilla caramel with fresh pear wrapped in milk chocolate

Fall in Love confections are presented in 5-, 10- and 15-piece boxes in all three Norman Love locations and online, and individual pieces are available in the Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons.

Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, was the featured speaker at the IMC NextGen Speaker Series in June at Bay Colony Golf Club. Love, recognized for his entrepreneurial successes, discussed the challenges and issues he faced growing his business. The mission of the IMC NextGen Speaker Series is to encourage leadership, philanthropic involvement, mentorship and connectivity. Norman Love Confections chocolate salons are located in Fort Myers and Naples; and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, a Euro-chic gelateria, is located in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

Susan Battaglia joins Norman Love Confections

Posted by Norman On August 5th

Susan BattagliaChef Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, has announced the appointment of Susan Battaglia as corporate sales manager. Battaglia will be responsible for sales strategies and community outreach throughout Southwest Florida.

Battaglia joins Norman Love Confections from Ruth’s Chris Steak House where for six years she held several positions. Most recently, she was sales and catering manager coordinating private events and off-site catering functions for 10 to 550 guests.

A native of Huntington, N.Y., she studied marketing at the University of Miami. Battaglia serves on the President’s Council of Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, Cattle Baron’s Ball Gala committee of American Cancer Society of Lee County, and Naples Junior Woman’s Club.

“Susan is a highly respected food and beverage professional,” said Love. “She brings to NLC years of experience as well as a vast knowledge of the local market.”