Although I don’t particularly love chocolate and rarely seek it out (I am definitely more of a Twizzlers or Haribo gummy bears gal), I don’t mind it either. On the rare occasion that I am going to buy it, it’s going to be Godiva. I always send Godiva to my mother for Valentine’s Day, and I’m always game for at least window shopping at the Godiva store @ Lenox Mall.
Godiva has been my standard for chocolate for many years. That is, until I received a box of chocolates + truffles from Norman Love Confections last week!
I seriously became Augustus Gloop from Willy Wonka + The Chocolate Factory.
Sexy, I know. “Oompa loompa doompadee doo!”
Well, as it turns out, I love chocolate! Although, I’m pretty sure it’s only Norman’s… (I may need to conduct a bit more research to be sure.)
I even love the box. So artful!
When I took off the cover, I was shocked at how colorful each chocolate piece was! They look like mini pieces of Venetian glass! I carefully studied the accompanying guide to correctly identify the wide array of flavors…and I went to town.
It is very difficult for me to choose, but if pressed, I’d say that my five favorite flavors are:
Vanilla Cupcake- Sweet cream and vanilla frosting ganache mixed with tiny cake pieces in a perfect little bite.
Key Lime Shell – Classic and simple, made with fresh key lime juice and the feeling of a little Florida sunshine with each bite.
Caramel Apple - Peanut butter caramel ganache is the perfect enhancement to fresh tart apples covered in a white chocolate shell.
Cinnamon Roll- Buttery cinnamon swirled with pure sugar icing in white chocolate ganache – casted in milk chocolate.
Cookies ‘n’ Cream – The fine dark chocolate crunch and smooth white filling you’d expect from this all-time favorite treat.
If you are a serious chocoholic, need to send a corporate gift or just want to make someone’s day w/ a gorgeous + delicious box of chocolates, I strongly encourage you to send it from Norman Love Confections. Keep in mind that these chocolates do not contain preservatives, so they are best enjoyed w/in three weeks. (Or you could follow my lead and eat them all almost immediately…)
Check out Norman Love Confections @ www.normanloveconfections.com.
Norman Love Confections
11380 Lindbergh Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33913