Last Friday I visited one of the most exciting little chocolate shops, Chocolate F/X in East Nashville.
Chocolate artist, Andrea Smith, moved to Nashville a little over a year ago, and now has a little place in Fatherland Shops in East Nashville. This seems to be how Music City rolls these days. Dreams around here aren’t just about music; but they so often have a creative, artistic bent.
A former special effects makeup artist, Andrea put her skills into molding and designing chocolate in the most edgy and delicious way, telling me, “It’s Halloween all year around here.” Well, that’s only partly true. Not all of her chocolates are scary creatures, zombies or monsters. It’s not all special effects and artistry. The chocolate is excellent, and you will close your eyes as the first bite hits your chocolate pleasure center.
Chocolate F/X a entire assortment of the most delicious truffles, caramels, bark and melt in your mouth toffee.
Andrea works all day hand making each and every piece of chocolate in her retail location, and is one of those lucky enough to do what she loves to do.
These were made for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Let’s not forget that in Nashville, our rabbits are cowboys. She has a great sense of humor; she’s made some zombunnies you can see over at her facebook page.
We tasted chocolate and immediately fell in love, especially the blood orange caramel. Until I tried the toffee, and then until I tried the rise and swine (bacon caramel), until the I tried the smores. You get the picture. I expected the chocolate to taste good, but not this great. We bought some chocolate to bring home and ate half of it on the way.
Andrea’s chocolates at Chocolate F/X are playful, but she doesn’t play around when it comes to taste.
Her chocolate isn’t cheaply made or cheaply priced and good for her. She’s quality all the way. So if you love chocolate give her a visit, either at the store, or online.
Chocolate F/X can do custom work, weddings, showers, or your next big bash.
The Shops on Fatherland are worth a trip to East Nashville. You can stop in at Bella Bakery for some bread or a sandwich, or walk across the street to the Local Taco or the new Gluten Free restaurant. More on these shops to come.