I made a short trip to Nashville in December (where I gorged on spicy fried chicken and cooled off with Mexican popsicles), and stumbled on this locally-made chocolate in the supermarket. I picked some up out of curiosity—such a cute label!—and loved what I tasted. Back in New York, I spotted Olive & Sinclair chocolates at my neighborhood grocery, and grabbed a couple of bars to share with my family. It seemed to me this little brand is expanding, and turns out I'm right.
Olive & Sinclair is made in Nashville in small batches, using traditional chocolate-making methods, and is sweetened with brown sugar. There are a few flavors to choose from, including one with sea salt and a mildly spicy chile pepper version, but I like the 67% best (not overly bitter, with a smooth texture and rich flavor). The chocolates are expanding nation-wide; you can find a full list of products on their site, along with a state-by-state retail list too. If the chocolate is not for sale yet near you, order it directly from the website. Try this chocolate in our decadent chocolate ganache tart.