Olive & Sinclair is Tennessee's first and only bean-to-bar chocolate company. Slow-roasted and stone-ground, O&S was founded in 2007 and full sales and production of Southern Artisan Chocolate™ began in fall of 2009. O&S takes pride in their take on bean-to-bar chocolate known as Southern Artisan Chocolate™.
This concept began with idea of Stone grinding chocolate, inspired by the method used for stone ground grits, using melangeurs (stone mills) from the early 1900's and adding only pure cane brown sugar for a robust flavor and slow sweetness that is definitive of Southern Artisan Chocolate™.
The concept has continued to define itself with the invention of buttermilk white chocolate, aging cacao in bourbon barrels, Duck Fat Caramels, collaborations with other Southern makers such as Allen Benton for our Smoked Nib Brittle and more! Since 2009, the team at Olive & Sinclair has grown a bit, and adding new machines, old machines and relocating to an old grocery store builtin 1890 in the heart of East Nashville.