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Norman Love Confections

  • Norman Love creates luscious flavors just for Mother’s Day

    NLC Mother's Day 2015 boxes

    Research shows that chocolate not only has health benefits, it also can create a feeling of euphoria in those who eat it. That happy combination makes it the ideal Mother’s Day gift.

    Norman Love Confections’ chocolatiers have created some extra-special chocolates to honor moms on their special day, May 10.

    “Mothers do so much for us and they deserve to be pampered,” said Norman Love. “We created these special treats with mothers, and all the ways they show their love, in mind.” Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections chef wins second place in U.S. Pastry Competition

    John Cook, Norman Love Confections, won 2nd place at Paris Gourmet 26th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition in NYC

    Pastry chef and chocolatier John Cook of Norman Love Confections captured second place in the 26th annual U.S. Pastry Competition in New York City.

    He was one of 13 finalists selected from around the country to compete in the prestigious annual event, which allows pastry chefs to showcase their talents by creating advanced desserts, bonbons, and sugar- and chocolate-sculpted pieces. This year’s theme was “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Ladies’ Luxuries.”

    Cook’s dramatic vertical piece included all of the above. His cake creation included milk-chocolate almond mousse with raspberry gelee, chocolate sponge and almond crème and crunch on top of almond streusel. His showpiece was an ornate chocolate arc with a chocolate high-heeled shoe supporting the cake base. Other whimsical touches included a Mercedes-Benz emblem, a chocolate jewelry box with a drawer that opened, a spectacular red and white sugar-sculpted flower, branches that stretched outward and a large white, sculpted diamond at the very top. Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections hatches special Easter treats

    NLC Easter 10 piece box

    Norman Love Confections is giving the Easter Bunny a helping hand this year by creating 10 special chocolate eggs and other treats guaranteed to add both style and substance to any Easter basket.

    Decorated in spring colors, the festive eggs are as visually appealing as they are delicious.

    “It’s always fun to create beautiful eggs in unique flavors for this special holiday,” said chocolatier Norman Love. Continue Reading

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  • Learn to bake, create chocolates with the experts at Norman Love Confections

    Cookies 2014 class - Susan Kennedy, Mirian Ortez, Louise Lightman and Debra McCabe with John Cook, Norman Love Confections

    Serving chocolates or baked goods from Norman Love Confections is always a crowd-pleaser, but imagine how impressed friends and family will be when you present a dessert you made yourself in the kitchens of the renowned chocolate and pastry company.

    From March 25 through September 30, the artisan chocolatiers and pastry chefs of Norman Love Confections will share the secrets and techniques that make their creations among the best in the nation during a series of classes that will allow participants to enjoy hands-on learning while taking home recipes and delicious baked goods, chocolates and other sweet treats. Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love invited to prestigious Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

    Norman Love

    There will be a familiar face from Southwest Florida among the stellar lineup of chefs at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach Feb. 19-22.

    Celebrated pastry chef and chocolatier Norman Love will take part in one of the top events of the star-studded 14th annual festival: Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Love will offer his dazzling chocolates and macaroons at his tasting booth during the festive evening that features food and confections from 60 top chefs. Wines rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator will be poured by the winemakers or proprietors of 70 wineries.

    “It’s an honor to take part in such an exciting event with so many talented chefs and vintners,” said Love. Continue Reading

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