Friday, October 30, 2009

Nashville Scene



Check out our new article in the Nashville Scene!!!  Thanks Carrington!  We appreciate the Local Support!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

WIN FREE O&S CHOCOLATE!!!



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!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PRINT MAGAZINE



I know we've already mentioned this but check it out!   We're pretty proud to have made Print Magazine's 2009 Regional Design Annual for best logo design in the South!  We like our logo too, but this is a huge honor for us and we couldn't be thankful enough for the recognition!  Thanks again to Bryce McCloud and the Anderson Group for being awesome.


PS...if you'd rather spend your hard earned cash on O&S chocolate bars, come to the shop and check out our copy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2nd Annual Produce Place Fall Fest

We wanted to be sure and let you know that this Saturday, Oct. 24th we will be participating in the Produce Place 2nd Annual Fall Fest featuring local artisan makers as well as farmers from the middle Tennessee region.

At this year's Fall Fest Olive & Sinclair will be supplying free samples of our chocolate as well as a spicy cinnamon hot chocolate that features our upcoming Cinnamon Chili Mexican chocolate bar. In addition, Produce Place will kindly be selling Olive & Sinclair chocolate at fifty cents off the regular retail price. A big thanks to Barry, Steve and gang for setting up this incredible event. Swing by, get some hot chocolate and enjoy the crisp autumn day with us! Fall Fest hours are 9-2 and Produce Place is located in west Nashville off West End Blvd. at 4000 Murphy Rd.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thanks Nashville Scene!


Big thanks to the Nashville Scene for voting Olive & Sinclair "Best Chocolate" in Nashville!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

seduced by the dark side..

After we finalized our recipe for the classic O&S 67% choco bar we decided we definitely needed to raise the cacao bar and develop a super content bar for those who appreciate the ├╝ber-darkside of chocolate. Created with a closely related recipe to the 67% our 75% is based on choco rich hand selected Ghana beans then crossed with a scaled back percentage of fruit note happy Dominican beans. Conched with the cocoa butter and dark brown sugar we made sure to remove more astringent notes that many associate with the higher cacao content bars and ended up with a pretty killer bar that's heavy on the cacao but mellow enough to really savor without the unpleasant notes.

*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

One Eyed Willie's favorite treat.

To continue spotlighting the different bars we've chosen to launch Olive & Sinclair with we spin toward "Sea Salt." I remember when we were putting together the packaging for this bar we really wanted it to have a bit of a nautical feel to it. Blues, pale yellows and such were what we felt would accomplish the oceanic vibe with the packaging.

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!