Norman Love Confections named among world’s best destinations for chocolate devotees
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.
“Florida-based Norman Love is famed for his vibrant flavour combinations,” the report states. “Drop into his (three) stores for tangy Key Lime Shells and sublime Cherry Cordial Truffles” and a multitude of other flavors, as well as pastries and specialty items.
Other luminaries on the HuffPost list include Wittamer in Brussels, Mayordomo in Oaxaca City, Valrhona Cite du Chocolat near Lyon, France, and the Museu de la Xocolata in Barcelona.
“It’s an honor to be recognized not simply as a company that produces excellent chocolates but one that’s worth getting on an airplane and making a trip to visit,” said owner and acclaimed chocolatier Norman Love. “While we hope chocolate lovers will do just that, they can also enjoy our creations between trips by ordering online or by phone.”
To see the full list, visit www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/09/chocolate-travel-places_n_5953344.html.
Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations.
The Fort Myers, Estero and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies. Both the Estero and Naples salons also sell gelato while a separate gelato store is a few doors away from the Fort Myers salon.
A leading consumer ratings magazine has lauded the award-winning chocolatier 13 times, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates.
The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. off Daniels Parkway east of I-75, is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Nearby Artisan Gelato by Norman Love is open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Miromar Outlet Salon, at Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and Corkscrew Road in Estero, is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Naples Chocolate Salon, at 3747 Tamiami Trail N. in Parkshore Centre, is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.