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Norman Love Confections

  • Norman Love Confections named among world's best destinations for chocolate devotees

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    What do Brussels, Barcelona, Zurich, Oaxaca City and the Naples/Fort Myers area have in common? All boast chocolatiers whose creations are so wondrous they are worth planning a trip around, according to a recent story by The Huffington Post.

    The Naples/Fort Myers location is, of course, Norman Love Confections, and it is among six U.S. destinations included in a list of the world’s best in the Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide compiled by the connoisseurs at Love Home Swap, a worldwide network for people who trade homes for vacations. Continue Reading

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  • Share Norman Love Confections this holiday season

    NLC holiday 10 piece box

    Relive joyous memories with Norman Love Confections holiday flavors this season.

    Making this year’s holidays special, Norman Love Confections festive flavors include

    -Eggnog Latte, a creamy espresso ganache sprinkled with eggnog spice with a touch of brandy in a white shell

    -Pumpkin Pie, all the flavors of a slice of pumpkin pie captured in a white chocolate shell

    -Mint Patty, layers of wintery cool mint cream and rich dark chocolate wrapped in a bittersweet dark shell

    -White Christmas, a crunchy hazelnut praline atop a sweet white chocolate cinnamon ganache in a milk chocolate shell Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections’ Dan Forgey named U.S. Chocolate Master

    Dan Forgey, one of Norman Love Confections’ creative chocolatiers, has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters competition in Paris.

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    Forgey, the Fort Myers-based company’s chocolate production manager, recently was named the U.S. Chocolate Master for his skill, precision and creativity in creating chocolate confections and desserts in a competition conducted by Cacao Barry, the French brand of premium chocolate and cocoa products for professionals. He will compete against an international slate of 20 competitors in the Cacao Barry World Chocolate Masters competition in Paris in late 2015.

    “I am honored to represent the United States at the upcoming World Chocolate Masters competition,” said Forgey. “This global event is recognized as the premier competition for chocolate professionals. I am eager to begin my preparation – especially developing inspirational concepts for my chocolate showpiece and plated desserts.” Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs make the holidays sparkle: 12 Gems of Christmas Dec. 2 through 24

    Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs have partnered to make the holidays sparkle, shimmer and shine this season during The 12 Gems of Christmas giveaway.

    12 Gems of Christmas

    From Dec. 2 through 24, gems and gift cards will be randomly hidden in 15-, 25- and 50-piece signature boxes of ultra-premium chocolates at the Fort Myers, Miromar Outlets and Naples chocolate salons and at Mark Loren Designs in Fort Myers. Those purchasing boxes may discover a loose Mark Loren Designs gem, such as a blue topaz, star sapphire, champagne citrine or amethyst. Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren Designs gifts cards, valued from $25 to $100, will be tucked into other boxes.

    Mark Loren Designs has offered custom-designed jewelry, repairs and re-creations of sentimental heirlooms in Southwest Florida for more than 25 years. Loren was named one of the world’s 39 top jewelry artists in Gemstones Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists, a juried collection selected by curator, designer and American Jewelry Design Council president, Alan Revere. Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections' dark chocolates make Forbes top 10 list

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2014) – You can travel the world in search of exceptional chocolate but, it seems the road always leads back to Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers.

    The celebrated chocolatier’s fanciful creations recently made Huffington Post’s list of top chocolates, and now Forbes has weighed in with yet another ringing endorsement. Forbes writer Katie Kelly Bell sampled more than 100 truffles and compiled a list of her 10 favorites, naming Love’s BLACK line among them.

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    “Norman Love’s Black Collection is the box to buy if you simply want variations on the pure dark chocolate theme,” she writes. “Love designed a tasting box of expressions of chocolate from all over the globe (Venezuela, Tanzania, Peru, Dominican Republic, Ghana). Truffles are pure ganache with a glossy exterior hand-painted with different colors. Ideal for the purist who doesn’t want contrasting flavors to interfere with the joy of chocolate.” Continue Reading

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