Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co’s Uncommon Artisanal Sweets

From bourbon nib brittle to sea salt and vinegar caramels, specialty Southern candies from Tennessee

Among the many wonders we uncovered at this year’s NYC Summer Fancy Food Show, Tennessee’s Olive & Sinclair pleased our palates for many good reasons. The chocolatiers and confectioners whip up what they refer to as “Southern artisan treats” and they do so ethically. The team utilizes organic and fair-trade cacao beans, slow roast them all in small batches and produce what they call new …

Delta Blues Rice

Single variety rice grown in Mississippi and sold directly by the farm

Sure, it’s easy to know your tomatoes come from the community garden, berries from Berkshire County, grass-fed beef from Lancaster, PA—but knowing where your rice comes from is a little harder. From the Mississippi Delta comes an effort to bring rice straight to the table: Delta Blues Rice. The Arants’ multi-generational farm grows corn and soybeans—which are sold to make products like crayons—but rice is …