Eat This: Phillip Ashley Chocolates
Originally published November 2013. Updated January 2019.
Chef Phillip Ashley Rix’s chocolates look like polished jewels, and they’re filled with creative ingredients like key lime, Memphis BBQ sauce, and bleu cheese.
Chef Phillip uses custom molds and cocoa butter in his special technique (read: magic) to get the chocolates to look like they belong in a setting on a gal’s finger. Naturally, the pieces are lined up in rows in jewelry cases.
I sampled the Key West white chocolate with key lime rum, mascarpone, and graham cracker. It was as amazing as you’d expect from gourmet chocolate: moist, smooth, and rich.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates sells individuals pieces by weight or in pre-packaged collections. This chocolate isn’t inexpensive, so think special occasion or gift, not Halloween stash. The staff will wrap, package, and mail it to your very lucky recipient if you’re shipping out of town.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates
1200 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
by appointment only.