A taste of holiday traditions is captured inside this year’s Norman Love Confections Holiday Collection gift boxes. The 2016 limited-edition collection features 10 seasonal flavors including Candy Cane, Cranberry Apple Biscuit, Pumpkin Pie, Mint Patty, Linzer Cookie, Cup O’ Cheer, Mulled Cider, White Christmas, S’mores and Gingersnap.
Norman Love Confections will also offer a selection of holiday-themed gifts, including 25- and 50-piece holiday gift boxes, holiday gift baskets, personalized gifts, a limited-edition 10-piece candy cane-shaped gift box, chocolate peppermint holiday bark, and gourmet holiday desserts (in stores only). Orders can be placed online at www.normanloveconfections.com or in Norman Love Confections’ chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Naples and Estero, Florida.
“Often, taste is tied to tradition, so it’s not surprising that our holiday flavors bring up cherished memories of baking gingersnaps with grandma or roasting s’mores around the fire with family,” said Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. “Every year, we create holiday flavors that symbolize the season, with a Norman Love twist.”
An assortment of the holiday flavors will be included in 25- and 50-pc green signature gift boxes, along with a selection of Norman Love’s award-winning signature flavors. The holiday gift boxes are priced at $50 and $105 respectively. In addition, Norman Love Confections has created a special, limited-edition candy cane-shaped gift box that includes all 10 chocolates from the holiday collection for $26. Three gift baskets, filled with a variety of gourmet chocolate holiday items, will be available. The Little Saint Nick Basket, priced at $41, contains a four-piece holiday gift box, one mousse pop, one 100g package of chocolate-covered jelly beans, one hollow chocolate Santa and one chocolate-covered gingerbread man. The Good Old Saint Nick Basket, priced at $76, is filled with a 10-piece holiday gift box, a nine-piece box of vanilla sea salt caramels, one bag of caramel popcorn, our famous peppermint and chocolate holiday bark, one “Love Pop,” and one chocolate-covered gingerbread man. The Santa’s Sweet Ride Basket, priced at $134,contains a 10-piece candy cane-shaped gift box, a five-piece box of Norman Love Confections BLACK™, a four-piece box of S’more Love®, one package of peppermint chocolate Holiday Bark, one 250g package of chocolate-covered jelly beans, two inclusion bars, a package of candied nuts, gluten-free pretzels, a hollow chocolate Santa and a chocolate-covered gingerbread man.
A valuable option for corporate gifting, Norman Love Confections’ ultra-premium confections can also be personalized with a company name or logo. Although not available online, exquisite artisanal holiday desserts are available at Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers, Estero and Naples chocolate salons, as well as at the new McGregor Boulevard location in Fort Myers, which will open before the holidays. Customers should pre-order gourmet holiday desserts, breakfast platters, dessert platters, cookies and other baked goods at least 48 hours in advance to ensure availability.
Holiday 2016 Flavor Descriptions:
Candy Cane White Chocolate A holiday classic, this satiny white chocolate ganache is laced with delicious peppermint.
Cranberry Apple Biscuit White Chocolate Freshly baked sugar cookies are blended into a tart green apple caramel ganache and finished with chopped dried cranberries.
Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate This delicious pumpkin spiced ganache is blended with French white chocolate.
Mint Patty Dark Chocolate This bittersweet chocolate ganache layered with crème de menthe fondant is rich and minty.
Linzer Cookie Dark Chocolate Austrian hazelnut cookies, raspberry jam and cinnamon spice, all wrapped in a bittersweet dark chocolate shell.
Cup O’ Cheer Dark Chocolate Cheers to this delicious dark chocolate espresso ganache with splashes of Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Mulled Cider Dark Chocolate Apple cider mulled with ground cinnamon, clove, cardamom, coriander and anise are infused with orange and a hint of brandy.
White Christmas Milk Chocolate Roasted hazelnut praline is folded into this silky white chocolate cinnamon ganache.
S’mores Milk Chocolate Roasted homemade marshmallow with crunchy graham cracker and decadent milk chocolate.
Gingersnap Milk Chocolate Our freshly baked gingersnap cookies are layered with luscious milk chocolate ganache.
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK™ collection on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. In 2015, Love partnered with a team of Southwest Florida chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York. In 2016, Love was named as the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame. For the past two years, Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.