The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, waiting for candies to be placed in there!
The gourmet candy store scene in Memphis is impressive. We have a new old-fashioned candy store in Overton Square, a celebrity chocolatier in Cooper-Young, and the “Best Fudge in America” award winner in Laurelwood … Can you name them all without looking?
A visit to Sweet Noshings brought back childhood memories of going to the Overton Square candy store. This new “coffee and sugar” shop opened three weeks ago and it is brimming with all of colorful charm and tasty treats you would expect in an old-fashioned candy store, plus the modern conveniences of a Wifi coffee bar area. You must stop in for a holiday treat!
Sweet Noshings is open Monday – Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They will be open until 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve! facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Noshings
Chef Phillip Ashley Rix believes that “every chocolate should tell a story.” He is an award-winning chocolatier, and was named one of America’s Best Confectioners and Chocolatiers in 2013 by TasteTV for his dynamic ingredient combinations and unique designer chocolates. A native Memphian, he began his journey in 2007, self-training in the difficult art of chocolate. In 2012, he exited a more than 10-year career in the creative marketing field with FedEx, UPS and Apple to pursue the art of chocolate making.
Fun fact: He created the chocolates for the Emmy awards in 2012 and for the Oscars in 2013! We are glad this celebrity chocolatier has returned to Memphis! Hurry in today (or call) to place your order for a Holiday Box, an exquisite assortment of chocolates that look like Christmas ornaments. (Today is the last day to order the Holiday Set, but no worries, any combination of his beautiful candies will be merry and bright!)
Open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They plan to be open on Christmas Eve from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Call first, because they may close on Christmas Eve, depending on how quickly everyone picks up their holiday boxes.) phillipashley.com
Dinstuhl’s, the custom candies Memphis loves, originated from the rare combination of family tradition and handmade quality. They have been making candy in Memphis since 1902. Dinstuhl’s was purchased by Larry and Judy Moss in 2003, and their daughter, Marissa Moss, is the operations manager. This cornerstone business has expanded over the years to additional locations and a larger kitchen to meet high demand for their products, but they have never lost their old-fashioned customer service appeal in the growing process.
Did you know that they recently won the award for “Best Fudge in America”? Read about it in Cooking with Paula Dean magazine, December 2013! AND, another recent accolade for this Memphis gourmet candymaker, Taste of the South magazine, December 2013, placed them top on a list of the “South’s Best Candy Stores” … now that’s impressive!
They have extended hours during the holidays; also open Christmas Eve! dinstuhls.com
With these visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads, we know you will make time to visit these wonderful, local, gourmet candy shops. Have a delectable Christmas!