Olive & Sinclair Chocolate

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Bean-to-bar chocolate made using a blend of traditional methods, modern techniques and Southern flavors.

Founded in 2007 by Maker Scott Witherow, Olive & Sinclair was the first bean-to-bar chocolate company in Tennessee. Seven years later, O&S moved to a larger location in 1628 Fatherland Street, Nashville. The building dates back to the 1890s and provided the perfect space for the company. Apart from traditional and even antique machinery, the O&S factory (which is open to tours) also features vintage items. Among them, lighting reclaimed from old army barracks near Atlanta, exposed wood beams made from 200-year-old heart pine, and a vintage neon diner sign. The O&S chocolate collection features the same blend of age-old charm and new technology. Handmade from ethically sourced, organic cacao beans, the chocolate combines traditional methods with modern European techniques and Southern flavors.

Known as Southern Artisan Chocolate™, O&S products begin with a simple process of slow-roasting organic cacao beans in small batches. The carefully selected, single-origin beans then go through a traditional stone-grinding technique. The company adds pure cane brown sugar to create the smooth and rich flavor of their artisan chocolate. The O&S collection comprises a variety of bars, including 67% and 75% cacao bars and bars with cocoa nibs, coffee, sea salt, candied lemon and sea salt, or cinnamon and chili. Apart from chocolate bars, customers can also indulge in other products. These include bourbon and smoked nib brittle as well as duck fat caramels and sea salt & vinegar caramels. The vintage-style packaging adds a creative finishing touch to these handcrafted Southern treats. Photographs© Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.

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