Fresh, hand-made Italian Artisan Gelato by Norman Love Confections is now offered at Mario’s Meat Market and Deli, 12326 S. Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. Made fresh daily, the hand-packed pints of gelato are offered in a variety of flavors including Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon Sorbetto, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Tiramisu, Coffee, Strawberry Sorbetto and Stracciatella.

“We use only the finest, freshest ingredients from Italy,” said Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. “For example, we use pure pistachios from the Bronte Valley in Sicily to make our homemade pistachio gelato. Our hazelnuts are from Piemonte, Italy, known for producing the best hazelnuts in the world. It’s authentic Italian artisan gelato with the Norman Love American twist, and we are pleased to partner with Mario’s Meat Market and Deli to offer our gelato to their loyal customers.”

About Norman Love Confections

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love was named the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.

Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.