Phillip Ashley Chocolates “Memphis Wins Acclaim for its Craft Candy”

“Willy Wonka once wondered, “Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head?”

Or, he might well have asked, in the mouth? Here in Memphis, we know the answer to that question. Lately, the Bluff City has started winning awards and considerable acclaim for its craft candy scene — which, five years ago, was limited to a single boutique chocolatier.”

Phillip Ashley Chocolates featured in British Vogue's Top Picks

Vogue said: Culinary visionary and designer chocolatier, Chef Phillip Ashely Rix has developed an international following for his wildly imaginative chocolates. Masterfully incorporating ingredients from Memphis BBQ to sea urchin, each chocolate is handcrafted in small batches turning the finest fair trade chocolate into edible works of art. 

Garden & Gun Features Phillip Ashley Chocolates among “Sweet Southern Chocolate Shops”

“Strawberry balsamic basil, bacon caramel shortbread, sweet potato, blood orange pink peppercorn, even Memphis BBQ: just a few of the wildly inventive flavors dreamed up by self-taught chocolatier and Memphis native Phillip Ashley Rix. They resemble mini Jackson Pollock paintings—that you can eat.”

"a real life willy wonka"

Phillip Ashley Rix is one of the world's preeminent chefs and designers of luxury chocolate. He is an award-winning chocolatier, founding Memphis, TN based, Phillip Ashley Chocolates in 2012 . The brand has an international following and is sought out by high-profile clients, top corporations and major events to offer premium gifts. A true Ambassador of Taste, he’s curated dining experiences at the James Beard House in New York City, as well as creating tens of thousands of chocolates for Hollywood’s elite at the EMMYS®, GRAMMYS® and OSCARS®. In 2014, FORBES Magazine named Phillip Ashley the “Real Life Willy Wonka”. In February 2020, he competed as a finalist on Food Network’s Chopped Sweets.

Phillip Ashley Chocolates was established with the desire to design and develop the finest, most unique chocolate experience. We specialize in nationwide virtual chocolate tastings and our chocolates are enjoyed across the globe.

Whether you’re a business gifting thousands, thanking special event guests, or an aficionado wishing to indulge;
Phillip Ashley Chocolates makes the perfect gift for any occasion.


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