Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Joining forces yet again with Bryce McCloud at the Isle of Printing to bring you a new series of LIMITED EDITION PRINTS on our always tasty chocolate treats! Its always a pleasure working with Bryce and his work always amazes us...so we are very excited to be a part of his vision and limited edition work!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
We made a movie!!!
Well a good friend Josh Anderson did some awesome photo's for us for our upcoming new Web page and while doing so he put together this little movie for us!! He is absolutely unbelievable! He asked me what i would want to show people about what it is that we do and he nailed it! For those of you that have not been able to come by and see what our day-to day world is of Making southern Artisan Chocolate...here is a sneak preview!
Video Courtesy of Josh Anderson
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We recently go invited to join the Legendary Spirit of Nashville!!! We're Pumped! Here's a sneak preview of our newest line of posters! We have numbered the ones that we are selling as our first run of these bad boys!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
We got Cool T-Shirts printed by the guys over @ Black Item Ink here in Nashville! Awesome Organic Tee's from American Apparel. Sizes Sm-med-Lg-and XL. Its quite the bargain to show off your love for Nashville's own Chocolate Maker...Olive & Sinclair.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We though about the holidays and what is better than a chocolate bar that is just the perfect size...HUGE. In our opinion its a great way to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays...and ..i love you, i like you, i think your cool, i don't know you that well but you work here so here is the COOLEST CORPORATE GIFT EVER!!! Among other things, we just tried to think about what we would want to get for Christmas?!
Also, for the person who likes a little bit of everything or likes to dip their McDougals Chicken in a plethora of sauces, we are also offering a 4 bar tasting set Gift Tin. The Southern Artisan Tasting Tin will include a 75% cacoa, 67% cacoa, Sea Salt and now our Chocolate Java...Made with Nashville's own BONGO JAVA!
If you're interested in Corporate Gifts with Please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Nashville's own, Lindsay Landis, author of www.loveandoliveoil.com, is giving away free Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Bars! They are GIVING AWAY a 4-bar tasting which includes a bar of 75% dark, Sea Salt, Salt-&-Pepper, and the unreleased "Mexican Style Cinnamon Chili". You may have sampled it at the Produce place Fall-Fest. Also, if you tweet or post her contest on another blog, you can win even more!!! Wonder if that means i can win? The website is awesome and she also took some pretty cool pics of other local products and events, so check out it out! Thanks Lindsay! Very Nice of her to help promote!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
*As a little packaging side note, serving as the base chocolate for our Sea Salt and Coffee Bean bars you'll notice that band wrappers for each of our bars that feature 75% choco are much darker than the 67%, Salt & Pepper and Cacao Nib which are all 67% based chocolates.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
For the bar itself we specifically paired the 75% chocolate with flaked Cypress sea salt so that it would complement the super bold cocoa notes it exhibits. We also wanted to make sure that with a Kosher Salt & Cracked Pepper bar the two were distinctly different. So far its been one of our most successful bars so go out and see for yourself!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
67% + Kosher Salt & Cracked Pepper
75% + Coffee Bean
67% + Cacao Nib
75% + Sea Salt
We're busy now talking with shops and trying to spread these bars far and wide across Nashville in both traditional and nontraditional venues. If you have a shop of your own and are interested in talking to us about our chocolate feel free to hit us up! We're terribly excited about getting the fruits of our labor to the masses! As we deliver bars to their destination we'll be sure and let you know where that is! Give us a shout at email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
The Tomato Art Fest kicks off at 10 Am and will run through the day until 6 PM. Forecast predicts a goregous day so come on down, get some of the good stuff and say hello!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
To learn more about the Tomato Art Fest you can visit their website here. Pass the word along!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Additionally, we've set up a new Olive & Sinclair flickr page so you can peruse artwork, facility and machinery photos and various art concepts that we've established over the past year. Take a gander around if it strikes ya!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
In other exciting news, our good friend Jason Malone of Birmingham's Good People Brewing Co. is in the process of utilizing Olive & Sinclair's slow roasted cocoa nibs to do some experimental chocolate stout batches. We're not sure what the result will be, but we're pretty excited to see how it turns out. Learn more about that here.
And last but not least, our friends (and neighbors) over at Mitchell Deli created a jalepeno and chocolate bread pudding this week, using our very own Olive & Sinclair cocoa nibs! We were fortunate enough to snag a taste before it ran out! Next time you're in Mitchell's, take a peek at their hot bar and just maybe they'll do an encore production.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
We've just received our new molds and I have to say we're rather pleased with them. You'd be surprised the amount of choices one has to make to settle on them! Length? Width? Depth? Shape? Break off tabs? No break off tabs? You get the picture. We just decided to keep it simple and classic with our logo embedded into each tab on the mold.
In other important news - we've decided to move on from our first conche refiner (and the gremlins that plagued it) which we used for about twenty minutes before its untimely demise. However, we have moved on to bigger and better things. Our new MacIntyre 250KG batch conche refiner is far superior to our previous machine. This guy does about five times as much as the last one so we'll definitely be able to grow into it. It also weighs two and three quarter tons so if you want to help us unload it you can come on over. Word is that we'll be receiving it at the end of this month. Once it's hooked up everything will be in place!
Monday, March 30, 2009
In other news we are still in the process of getting our conche refiner fixed. We are quite close and will be up and running soon. We thank you for your patience!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The one issue that's delayed our production is a lemon of a conche refiner (the one we put cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, sugar and other yummy things into and grind them all down) that we're working on getting straightened out as soon as possible. Fortunately all of our other equipment is rock solid and once our cocoa refiner has been replaced we'll be back in the saddle and sprinting toward our opening date. In the meantime we're still very hard at work in the testing stages and taking great care that we're going to satisfy your hand made chocolate needs and become Nashville's own southern, artisan chocolate makers.
As I mentioned previously we're very proud to have a completed logo and nearly completed packaging thanks to the guys over at the Anderson Design Group - and I got hand it to them - they're top notch and have a heck of an eye for what we've been envisioning over the past months. I think it's certainly safe to reveal our new logo right now as we really can't sit on it any longer. We want to assure you that neither of us can wait to get our chocolate creations out to you and are terribly excited to hear back what you think!