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Norman Love Confections Naples reception

05/27/2011

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Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

Norman Love Confection Naples reception

During a recent grand opening reception at Norman Love Confections Naples location attendees sampled all the award-winning confections that have made the Fort Myers confectionary store famous. Located in Park Shore Centre, the new Euro chic retail space is a combination confection shop and coffee bar. The new chocolate salon includes a complete selection of ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates, pastries, desserts such as pies, cakes and cookies, breakfast bakeries including croissants, muffins and Danish, specialty coffees, cappuccinos, smoothies and recently introduced handmade, artisanal Italian gelato. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

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Norman Love Confections opens in Naples; Chocolate Salon to feature Italian gelato

05/13/2011

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Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

Norman Love Confections opens in Naples;
Chocolate Salon to feature Italian gelato

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 12, 2011) – Norman Love Confections has opened in Naples at Park Shore Centre. The new Chocolate Salon carries all the award-winning confections that have made the Fort Myers confectionary store famous, and will soon introduce NLC Italian gelato to the Naples community.

Situated with the popular USS Nemo and Swan River restaurants at 3747 Tamiami Trail North, the new Euro chic retail space is a combination confection shop and coffee bar. The nearly 1,263-square-foot shop includes a complete selection of NLC ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates, pastries, desserts such as pies, cakes and cookies, breakfast bakeries including croissants, muffins and Danish, specialty coffees, cappuccinos and smoothies. Handmade, artisanal Italian gelato will be available within the next couple of weeks

The Naples Chocolate Salon is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“Opening a salon in Naples has long been a dream of mine,” said Norman Love. “Along with my wife, Mary, and our Pastry Chef Nathaniel Reid, we are looking forward to offering our ultra-premium chocolates and introducing new, innovate desserts to the discriminating palates in Naples.”

Since founding Norman Love Confections a decade ago, Love has received tremendous national and international recognition. A highly respected consumer rating publication recognized the company eight times since 2006 including five times as the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Love and his chocolates have been features by USA Today, The Today Show, Robb Report, InStyle and Entrepreneur magazines. In 2009, Norman received the honor of one of the “Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America” by Dessert Magazine. He is also co-founder of the National Pastry Team Championship and is a regular guest judge on the Food Network Challenge series.

Reid, a graduate of the highly acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, with a Grand Diploma in Culinary and Pastry Arts, was also selected as U.S. Pastry Competition Pastry Chef of the Year 2010 in New York City. The U.S. Pastry Competition is America’s most prestigious pastry championship.

In 2009, Reid placed first with the Best Chocolate/Confection at the Pastryscoop.com Golden Scoop Awards and third place at the International Pastry Grand Prix in Tokyo. Reid oversees NLC’s pastry and bakery shop, including the production of specialty cakes, desserts and bakery items.

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates. The Fort Myers corporate headquarters encompasses both production and retail operations. The Chocolate Salon is a stylish retail shop with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.

For more information or to place an order, call 239-561-7215, toll free 866-515-2121, or visit www.normanloveconfections.com. Chocolate Salons are located in Fort Myers at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, east of I-75, off Daniels Parkway, and in Naples at 3747 Tamiami Trail North at Park Shore Centre. The Fort Myers store is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples shop is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Easter fundraiser for CCMI

04/15/2011

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Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

Easter fundraiser for CCMI

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 14, 2011) – Tickets are still available for a chance to win a spectacular Easter creation. Norman Love Confections has partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to raise funds that will enable Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. to launch CCMI Food Factory, a new nutritional program. The sixth annual Bunnies for Babies showcases Norman Love Confections’ chocolatiers who dedicate their time each year to create extra special eggs and bunny centerpieces as a benefit for those in need. Tickets are $5 each. Those purchasing a ticket and donating nonperishable food will receive one free ticket. The four mega-sized bunnies and chocolate creations have been designed and produced by the artisans at Norman Love Confections. The Red Sox Foundation is donating a pair of Major League Baseball-authenticated Fenway Park seats and autographed baseball memorabilia that will be included in the raffle. Tickets may be purchased at the NLC Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers and Naples, Boston Red Sox store at City of Palms Park and CCMI in Fort Myers. The drawing will be held at noon Friday, April 22 at the Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to CCMI. Ticket holders need not be present to win; an NLC purchase is not necessary.

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Bunnies for Babies to hit a home run for hunger

04/05/2011

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Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

Bunnies for Babies to hit a home run for hunger
Purchase a $5 ticket and get a free ticket for nonperishable food donations for CCMI

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 5, 2011) – This Easter, Norman Love Confections is partnering with the Red Sox Foundation to raise funds that will enable Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. to launch CCMI Food Factory, a new nutritional program.

2011 Valentine’s Collection features Love & Kisses line; special Sunday hours for the occasion.

01/31/2011

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Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2011) – Searching for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day? Norman Love Confections has the answer with a collection of heart-shaped confections uniquely packaged for this special occasion.

The 2011 Valentine’s Collection features eight heart-shaped chocolates, including four Love & Kisses flavors, packaged in special heart boxes, as well as in Norman Love Confections’ green gift boxes, along with an assortment of 36 signature flavors.

“To better meet the needs of our valued customers, we will be open Sunday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Chef Norman Love. “We want to ensure that we can assist all the romantics who are searching for the ideal gift to give their loved ones, friends and secret admirers.”

This year’s Valentine’s Collection, made with the finest and freshest ingredients, includes:

  • Red Hot Love: milk chocolate confection filled with a cinnamon milk chocolate ganache (Love & Kisses) 
  • True Love: simple yet sophisticated single-origin dark chocolate ganache in a dark chocolate shell (Love & Kisses)
  • Berry Kiss: puree of fresh wild raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries mixed with white chocolate ganache in a white chocolate shell (Love & Kisses)
  • French Kiss: dark chocolate confection with a Madagascar vanilla bean and white chocolate ganache center (Love & Kisses)
  • Pistachio Cherry: milk chocolate confection containing fresh tart cherry and vanilla jam layered on top of a Sicilian pistachio ganache with a touch of amaretto
  • Strawberry: heavenly couverture saturated with fresh strawberries encased in white chocolate White Chocolate Raspberry: combination of tart fresh raspberries swirled into sweet creamy white chocolate
  • Passion Fruit: heart-shaped dark chocolate confection opens to a burst of passion fruit-infused dark chocolate ganache

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