|Published:||Jan 22, 2013 11:28 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 22, 2013 11:28 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.– The accolades for Fort Myers-based Norman Love Confections continue to accumulate with the recent addition of O, The Oprah Magazine and NationalGeographic.com to the long list of national recognitions.
The February 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine named NLC to the highly sought-after O List featuring items Publisher Oprah Winfrey feels are noteworthy or that would make a great gift. The Valentine’s Edition O List features a photographic montage, entitled Sweet Hearts, of 69 NLC heart-shaped confections. The publication’s editorial noted, “From aptly named chocolatier Norman Love, these chocolates come in ten varieties and feature ingredients like marshmallow ganache, blackberries and dark chocolate.” O, The Oprah Magazine has a circulation of nearly 2.5 million readers.
In December, NationalGeographic.com recognized Norman Love Confections as one of The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World. Ranked number five, NLC bested companies based in France, Brussels and Amsterdam. The listing first appeared in the National Geographic-published book, “The 10 Best of Everything” by Nathaniel Lande and Andrew Lande. The article may be viewed at http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/28/the-10-best-chocolatiers-in-the-world/.
“I am overwhelmed and humbled by these two national recognitions,” said Chef Norman Love. “It is a true testament of my staff’s dedication to their jobs and striving to be better today than they were yesterday.”
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 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.
The award-wining Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 11 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates, and most recently as a Best Product of the Year and Best Buy under $50.
The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves artisan gelato, at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, east of I-75, is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.