Several weeks ago, Norman Love Confections graciously sent me a sampler box of their upcoming limited holiday edition. Sure, it seems early to shop for Christmas but time is passing a lot sooner than I’d like these days. The next thing I know, I have to rush to the stores and start shopping for friends and family!
Back to the chocolates… These babies are quite delicious. Though most of these bonbons are made of white chocolate, they’re pretty good. The one with the peppermint flavored ganache was minty and sweet as a candy cane; the milk and cookies is quite nostalgic. The s’mores was interesting eating a chocolate that tasted like the homey dessert. My dad tried the egg nog mainly because of the gorgeous marbling on the outside but he did like the nutmeg blended into this chocolate. My mom enjoyed the rum raisin (the boozy sweetness appeals to her and she adores raisins). The most intriguing was the hot toddy – warm spice notes with a hint of citrus. White Christmas was cinnamon-y and nutty (from hazelnut praline layered in the bonbon). (FYI, click on the photo above for bonbon identification.)
The chocolates were wonderful. They’re not too sweet, gorgeous and festive-looking, and the chocolates were well tempered that the coating is crisp and the filling is smooth (unless we’re talking praline).
This collection of chocolates are available in November. I suppose I’ll get some for my co-workers when they arrive to my local stores.
Norman Love Confections (link)
Norman Love chocolates are always a great gift idea. The response is always the same, “wow, these are too beautiful to eat” and then they taste one and art goes out the door and they savor the delicious and sinfulness of each chocolate! Each chocolate is a piece of art though.
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