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Norman Love Confections

  • 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.


    “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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  • Norman Love Confections now open in Estero's Miromar Outlets

    NLC Miromar Outlets interior

    ESTERO, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2014) – Satisfying that craving for Norman Love’s chocolates, pastries and gelato treats has just gotten easier with the opening of the company’s new location at Miromar Outlets in Estero.

    It is the fourth location for Norman Love Confections, which operates Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers and Naples as well as Artisan Gelato in Fort Myers.

    Not only will the Miromar location offer chocolates, pastries and gelato, it will do so from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. six days a week and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 239-672-8787. Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections honors breast cancer survivors

    20pc Breast Cancer Awareness gift box

    20pc Breast Cancer Awareness gift box

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2014) – Norman Love Confections is observing Breast Cancer Awareness month by recognizing breast cancer survivors with a special promotion. Anyone who purchases a special pink, heart-shaped box of 20 ultra-premium chocolates, priced at $40, during October is invited to share the story of a breast cancer survivor. At the end of the month, one survivor will be chosen to become a member of the Chocolate Club, entitled to a shipment of Norman Love Confections every month for a year. Each shipment will contain 15 pieces, hand-selected by the confectioner’s chocolatiers, with boxes decorated for the season. Continue Reading

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