Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Goo Goo, Olive and Sinclair Recognized for Packaging Excellence

Posted By on Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Nashvillians have known for a long time how addictive Goo Goo Clusters and Olive and Sinclair chocolates are, but did you ever pay attention to the classy packaging that these products come in? In a town where invitations to a child's third birthday party at the Bouncy Hut are letterpressed by Hatch Show Print, sometimes we get a little bit jaded about the high-quality artwork that is employed by our local merchants.

Both these candy companies use a design firm out of Atlanta called Green Olive Media for their packaging work. Green Olive works with some of the best restaurants and brands around the south, and I've always really liked the aesthetics of their work. Apparently I'm not the only one, since their work for Goo and O&S was recently recognized with American Package Design Awards.

These are pretty prestigious awards and reflect well on the design choices of Green Olive and the marketing folks at our local chocolatiers, one of whom you might know from her Bites comments and her wildly popular food blog. Kudos to our local heroes! But not Kudos Bars. Those things are inferior chocolate.

Speaking of Olive and Sinclair, has anyone else tried their outrageous new Bourbon Nib Brittle yet? I know I got quasi-orgasmic about their Smoked Nib Brittle, but the Bourbon Brittle may supplant the smoky treat at the top of my personal chocolate pantheon. O&S has aged cacao beans in bourbon barrels to combine two of my favorite things.

Now the stuff ain't cheap at $12.99 for a 5-ounce box, but that probably will keep my consumption at reasonable levels. Plus I found out that they have free shipping on orders over $50! That's only two boxes of each flavor of Nib Brittle.

I'm so weak ...

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