Commercial Appeal: “Memphis Chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix Bringing Sweet Touch to Grammys”

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On Monday, performers from Bonnie Raitt to Robin Thicke to Justin Bieber will perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and they all have this in common: They’ll have Phillip Ashley Chocolates in their swag bags at the end of the night.

The self-taught Memphis chocolatier, who has a shop at 798 Cooper St., has been running full steam — which for him, means more hands on deck as everything is handmade — to fulfill an order of:

— 6,170 23-karat gold salted caramel pecan praline candies.

— 1,000 assorted chocolates for tasting in the celebrity lounge during rehearsals and preproduction.

— 200 chocolates for the media room on Grammy night.

— 30 chocolate gift towers for dressing rooms.

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