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Wrap yourself up in York, the home of chocolate...

While other northern centres made their wealth from wool, cotton and steel, York went its own sweet way and built a city from chocolate. York truly is the home of chocolate and this great tradition continues to this day. All over the city are echoes of York's chocolate past.

Follow the York chocolate trail and discover how chocolate shaped York as well as, an array of themed cafés and individual chocolate shops all around the city. If you love chocolate, York is the place to indulge your passion.

Don't forget for the complete decadence, book yourself a chocolate break in York! A number of properties are offering two night stays with that little extra something for the chocoholic. Plus lots more offers around the city celebrating all things sweet....


Download Trail

York Chocolate Trail PDF downloadDownload and print your free copy of the York Chocolate Trail in PDF format then begin your journey of discovery around the chocolate city.
 

Chocolate Breaks

York Accommodation Chocolate OffersEnjoy a romantic chocolate break in York. We've teamed up with a host of York hotels and B&Bs to bring you some wonderfully tempting treats.
 

Chocolate Offers

York Vouchers for ChocolateSpecial Chocolate Offers at York restaurants, cafes and shops for you to enjoy whilst you follow the wonderful York Chocolate Trail. Absolutely scrumptious.
 
 

York Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story

York

Sat 28 Mar - Mon 13 Apr 2015

Uncover the secret of why certain children in York once got to enjoy solid Easter eggs, watch as our chocolatiers recreate ornate Easter eggs from days gone by, while little ones embark on an Easter egg hunt.

York Chocolate Festival

Parliament Street

York

Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

Become a Professional Chocolate Taster - Hands-on Chocolate Tasting Workshop. Discover award winning chocolates from different origins from around the world as you learn how to taste chocolate like a connoisseur.

York Chocolate Festival

Museum Gardens

York

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Explore York’s chocolate heritage on foot with the York Walk Choccy & Sweetie Tour. This 90-120 minute walking tour takes in many of York’s confectionery highlights. Starting from Museums Gardens Gates on Museum Street.

Chocolate

York Cocoa House

York

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Make Good Friday Great Friday with a chocolate model workshop at York Cocoa House (Blake Street). Discover chocolate as a medium for sculpture and design, and take away your own creation in an hour-long workshop.

York Chocolate Story

Parliament Street

York

Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

A chance to learn from York’s chocolate masters how to work with chocolate to create your own sweet treat to take away.

York Chocolate Festival

York City Centre

York

Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

The city of York has had a long and distinguished history with the confectionery and chocolate industry. Even back in 1781 the city boasted 8 confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants.

JORVIK Viking Centre

York

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Join the Lord Mayor of York on his annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Sunday. Collect a trail sheet from the JORVIK Viking Centre and join a city-wide quest for chocolate, with a special prize for everyone completing the trail!

York Chocolate Festival

Museum Gardens

York

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Explore York’s chocolate heritage on foot with the York Walk Choccy & Sweetie Tour. This 90-120 minute walking tour takes in many of York’s confectionery highlights. Starting from Museums Gardens Gates on Museum Street.

Chocolate

York Cocoa House

York

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Make Good Friday Great Friday with a chocolate model workshop at York Cocoa House (Blake Street). Discover chocolate as a medium for sculpture and design, and take away your own creation in an hour-long workshop.


Book your special York chocolate break today...

Choose one of our great value chocolate breaks below...


Limes

VisitEngland 4 Star Guest House £75-£170 prpnb, York

Free Box of Chocolates
 

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Choctastic Facts about York


History of Chocolate in York

6 million Kit Kats are produced in York every day - over 1 billion every year.

York Chocolate Fact

Before the iconic Chocolate Orange, Terry's first created a Chocolate Apple.

Facts about Chocolate in York

In the 1920s, Rowntree's created the Mr York of York, Yorks character, who featured in the first ever animated advertisement with sound.

Facts about Chocolate in York

For the Johnny Depp blockbuster Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, York's Nestle Rowntree factory produced 1000s of chocolate bars.

Facts about Chocolate in York

York's first motor vehicle was the Rowntree van. The firm fixed a giant can of Cocoa Elect to the roof to promote the brand.

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