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Norman Love Confections

  • 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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  • The pink pumps return to Norman Love Confections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    NLC Pink Pumps

    NLC Pink Pumps

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2014) – Norman Love Confections’ pink pumps are making an encore appearance to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they are available only during October. The award-winning chocolatier has launched a monthlong 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 chocolate salons, and the new Miromar location after its early October opening, throughout the month of October. Continue Reading

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  • Norman Love Confections' new Estero location set for October opening

    Sign Installation

    Sign Installation

    ESTERO, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Work is underway on Norman Love Confections' fourth location, a new chocolate salon at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Scheduled to open in early October, the 1,100-square-foot confectionary boutique is located at the east end of the shopping complex, opposite Ford’s Garage.

    “We’re eager to bring our chocolates and gelato to this vibrant part of Southwest Florida,” said Norman Love. “The salon also will offer pastries, crepes and coffees, and our pastry chefs are exploring the possibilities of special varieties to appeal to Miromar Outlets’ international shoppers.”

    The salon also will serve sundaes, cookies, brownies and a variety of hot and cold beverages and will be open seven days a week. Continue Reading

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  • Pastry Chef Denise Elliott wins gold medal at culinary arts competition

    Denise Elliott, Florida Pastry Challenge Culinary Arts Competition 2014

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2014) – For the second year in a row, Pastry Chef Denise Elliott, with Norman Love Confections, has won the Florida Pastry Challenge gold medal at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show’s American Culinary Federation Culinary Arts Competition in Orlando.

    Elliott was honored with the prestigious award for her chocolate centerpiece based on this year’s theme, “Florida’s Farm to Table.”

    “This was a great opportunity for Denise to showcase her talents to a statewide audience of culinarians,” said Norman Love. “Our pastry chefs are consummate professionals which is illustrated in competitions as well as every day at Norman Love Confections.” Continue Reading

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  • Pastry Chef Justin Fry a double winner at Pastry Live competition

    Justin Fry, of Norman Love Confections 2014 Pastry Live winner

    Justin Fry, of
    Norman Love Confections
    2014 Pastry Live winner

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2014) – Chef Justin Fry, of Norman Love Confections, is the winner of the fourth annual Chocolatier of the Year competition at Pastry Live 2014 in Atlanta.

    Sixteen international and national chocolate artisans competed for the honor by crafting a molded chocolate as well as a specialty enrobed chocolate. The chocolates were judged on taste, creativity and workmanship.

    Fry’s chocolates earned him high marks for the creative flavors and high-quality craftsmanship. His Lemon Hazelnut chocolate, a balance of white chocolate, hazelnut pralines and lemon ganache mixed with candied hazelnuts, impressed the judges with its unique taste and elegant design. Also highly favored for its originality and superb flavors was Fry’s Litchi Raspberry chocolate, which featured layers of litchi ganache, raspberry pate de fruit and a coconut crunch, all enrobed in milk chocolate. Continue Reading

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