Scott Witherow trained at London’s Le Cordon Bleu before coming home to Tennessee to start this bean-to-bar chocolate-making company. Carefully crafted in small batches from premium cacao beans, the intensely rich chocolate bars are unlike anything you’ll find at a grocery store. Think Mexican-style dark chocolate flavored with cinnamon and chile, bourbon-smoked nib brittle infused with Pappy Van Winkle, and duck fat caramels. The building is decidedly a throwback, peppered with antiques and featuring 200-year-old heart pine floors. Everything about the place underscores the fact that this chocolate is made using old methods, and that equals quality. The store’s melanger (aka the big chocolate mixing device) even dates back to 1928. Tours are offered Saturdays, and at only $5 per person including samples, they are a steal. Kids will love seeing the glowing, industrial chocolate mixers, though the rest of the tour is mainly talking, so consider that for rambunctious little ones. Free tastes and views of the melanger are also offered in the shop, which all kids can enjoy.
Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co
1628 Fatherland St
Our Rating Hours Closed Sunday and Monday. Phone 615/262-3007 Web site Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co
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