IMG_7953For Valentine’s Day, designer chocolatier Chef Phillip Ashley Rix is making Sweetheart chocolates for those with dietary restrictions. The elegant Sweetheart gift box is filled with vegan and gluten free handcrafted chocolate made with the finest, plant based ingredients and single orgin dark chocolate. Flavors include Spiced Whiskey, Lavender Eart Grey Tea, Passion Fruit Vanilla Bean and Habanero Mango.

What makes these chocolates so special and unique are the printed messages that include “Be Mine,” “Forever” and “Say Yes”. It’s a more delicious take on the Sweethearts or conversation heart-shaped sugar candy.

Phillip Ashley Rix also makes non-vegan hand-crafted milk, dark and blonde chocolate in small batches. The three flavors inside each chocolate include Wild Strawberry Vanilla Cream, Champagne Caramel and Cherry Cordial.

After Valentine’s Day, the chocolatier makes designer chocolates, cherry cordials and signature caramels to enjoy and give all year long.

As a self taught chocolatier, he hosted the Taste of the Delta at The James Beard House in New York City. His chocolates were a favorite at the 2016 GRAMMY Celebration and 2016 OSCARS SALUTE. Named the Best Chocolatier and Confectioner in American by TasteTV, Phillip Ashley Rix became Forbes Magazine’s “Real Life Willy Wonka” and Local Palate’s “Memphis King of Chocolates.”

The Phillip Ashley chocolate shop is located in the historic Cooper Young District in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. You can also purchase these chocolates at Neiman Marcus and Horchow.