Olives Chocolat – A Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Company
With olive oil renowned for its anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits, some bean-to-bar chocolatiers are pairing it with chocolate to produce healthier treats. The result? Silky smooth chocolate boasting nutty and fruity notes!
Olives chocolat are delightful little confections made of roasted almonds drenched in dark and white chocolate and tinted green and black to resemble real olives. Perfect as either dessert or an aperitif!
Early Life and Education
Olives chocolat was founded in 2003 by Nancy Smith and Kimber Schladweiler as a company offering premium extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars produced according to ancient traditions for modern consumers.
Fatherland Street Chocolate Maker operates out of East Nashville. They are Tennessee’s first bean to bar chocolate maker and leaders in creating authentic Southern artisan chocolate.
Smith and her daughter founded their company with the mission of spreading healthy, delicious Mediterranean diet food throughout their community. They believe that good health begins in the kitchen using fresh ingredients from local markets. Their products can be found at specialty grocery stores, online shops, food fairs and other specialty locations offering an extensive selection of imported and domestic extra virgin olive oils, olives and balsamic vinegar products.
Scott Witherow has found fulfillment for every child who ever trick-or-treated or enjoyed hot cocoa on Christmas Eve with Olive & Sinclair – his small-batch bean-to-bar chocolatier which is changing how Southerners perceive chocolate.
The company combines premium olive oil with silky smooth chocolate to produce elegant bon-bons and desserts, winning multiple prestigious awards along the way. Their products can be found both online and at food fairs worldwide.
Olive & Cocoa is currently hiring. Take a look at all their job openings on Zippia to get more details, such as salary expectations, political affiliations and employee data.
Achievement and Honors
Olives chocolat has since won numerous awards and recognition since launching 15 years ago, garnering numerous honors and plaudits from both foodies and chefs alike. Chefs love its small-batch single-origin chocolate bars. Olives’ unconventional approach–sourcing cocoa from across Italy while using only its most revered olive oil–has proven truly impressive.
In 2017, this brand won three medals at the International Chocolate Awards, including an Honor Medal in Ganaches au Chocolat Noir Nature as well as two Silver medals for its tablet Chuncho 88% and Porcelana 70% respectively.
Scott enjoys cooking and entertaining for family, friends and parties; spending time with his pets; supporting local agriculture and food traditions through sustainable and organic farming practices; supporting other local businesses like an award-winning organic olive oil maker and winery; supporting community events.
These delightful “trompe l’oeil” confections are created using plump and delicious local almonds that have been covered in premium dark then white chocolate, dyed green and black to resemble natural olives – perfect as gifts or after-dinner treats.