MBJ: Phillip Ashley’s 23k chocolate is Grammy-bound
“The 58th annual Grammy Awards will have a distinct Memphis flavor this year. Memphis-based chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix has been named the Official Chocolatier of the Grammy Awards Gift Lounge. Rix’s exclusive 23-Karat Gold Salted Caramel Pecan Praline will also be a featured parting gift for guests of the official Grammy Celebration. The Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 5.
Rix handcrafts each praline using a rare purple bean cacao, roasted Mississippi Delta pecans and Fleur de Sel. Each praline is laced with 23-karat gold leaf, and the 68 percent single origin dark chocolate shell is finished with 23-karat gold dust. Each piece retails for $79.
Rix was selected to supply the chocolates by Distinctive Assets, which selects vendors to provide products and services to Grammy presenters and performers.
“I have tried many chocolates in my lifetime; many of which claim to be the best, finest or most delicious. Those superlatives do, in fact, apply to Phillip Ashley Chocolates!” said Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets. “So I am thrilled that official Grammy Celebration guests will be going home with this sweetest of treats at the end of Music’s Biggest Night.””