by Anna Wickham
Each month, Hammock Pack brings you some of the best local products from a different fantastic location across the world. We’re thrilled to be bringing you some great products from Tennessee this month. Tennessee’s unique blend of music, Southern charm, and rural serenity is ideal for both relaxing and exploring. In this month’s pack, you’ll find sweet treats and bath products that will help you get through the last of these cold winter months.
If you can’t decide between salty and sweet, this chocolate bar might just be exactly what you are craving. Olive and Sinclair take the wholy Southern practice of stone grinding grits and apply the same process to cacao beans to create their signature chocolate bars. Add to that pure cane brown sugar and aging cacao in bourbon barrels, and the flavor that results is unmistakably Southern. Olive and Sinclair takes pride in their signature “Southern Artisanal Chocolate,” and their happy customers agree that it’s one of a kind.
Self-described as the “unofficial soapmaker of country music,” Music City Suds is the soap company that breaks the mold. They are inspired by all things Nashville music and they love to create new soaps, candles, and other products that are named after country’s most influential hits and artists. Not only that, but Music City Suds has had the honor of creating custom products for country stars like Lady Antebellum and Trace Adkins.
If the music doesn’t move you to love Music City Suds, you’ll be swayed by the fact that your candle is made from 100% all-natural soy wax with rose geranium compound. All fragrances come from essential oils, not harsh perfumes and chemicals.
This month’s Hammock Pack recipients are in luck, because famous Willa’s Shortbread will be coming to their doorstep soon. Willa’s Shortbread has been beloved all over the South for more than 30 years. From humble beginnings with just a small home kitchen and traditional southern recipes, Willa’s Shortbread has grown to be a staple in bed and breakfasts, inns, and shops all across the South. Willa's is the perfect addition to the Tennessee Hammock Pack, but there's just one problem: they won't last long!
From deep in rural Tennessee comes Little Seed Farm, a farmstead that is committed to sustainability, humane farming practices, and enjoying nature’s richness in the form of organic skincare products.
Little Seed Farm soap is chemical-free and nutrient-rich and is made with organic goat’s milk from the Little Seed Farm itself. Each bar features one of the Little Seed Farm goats on the package. Hammock Pack recipients will receive one of several different kinds of milk soap including lavender, activated charcoal, or rosemary mint scrub, just to name a few.
From the American roots of country music to the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee heritage is rich with culture and beauty. There are plenty of artisanal products inspired by Tennessee Southern charm, and we’re thrilled to share them with you this month!