York - the Chocolate City

When the wind is blowing right you can smell the lingering aroma of chocolate across the city of York - the Chocolate City. Ever a timeless destination for visitors from around the world, York has been entertaining and sharing sweet treats with visitors for centuries, creating brands and timeless classic confectionery that made global names from the likes of Terry's and the Chocolate Orange and Rowntree's and Kit Kat.

Its rivers brought in the vital ingredients, while the railways transported the final products at speed around the country and the artisans became industrial pioneers.

Today, this sweet legacy continues with treats ranging from humbugs, cakes and fudge still produced in the city, with chocolate remaining a vital part of York’s past, present and future.

Discover more from the attractions, makers, artisans and guides that love sharing York's passion for chocolate.

Chocolate in York

York Chocolate Trail

Discover the history behind York’s chocolate foundation and follow the York Chocolate Trail for a taste experience catered to your sweet tooth.

The city celebrated 250 years of being home to the renowned confectioner Terry’s. Today, this sweet legacy continues with treats ranging from humbugs to fudge produced in the city, with chocolate remaining a vital part of York’s past, present and future.


Indulge at York's finest chocolatiers

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York Cocoa Works

York Cocoa Works is a working, learning chocolate factory where visitors can see, eat and craft their very own chocolat…

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York Cocoa Works - Chocolate Café

York Cocoa Works is a working, learning chocolate factory where visitors can see, eat and craft their very own chocolat…

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York's Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story, located in the heart of York, is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the histor…

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Cocoa Joe's

Featured on ITV's 'Ainsley Harriott's Good Mood Food', we are Independent business specialising in hot and iced drinks,…


Chocolate Activities & Events in York

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Experience chocolate-themed activities and events in York throughout the year!

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Chocolate Skills Learning Programme

Learn how to turn freshly made chocolate into a whole range of chocolate treats learning the skills of tempering throug…

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7th Aug 2022 - 7th Aug 2022

Introduction to Chocolate Making Masterclass at York Cocoa Works

Chocolate lovers are invited to join us at York Cocoa Works for an Introduction to Chocolate Making Workshop - perfect …

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5th Jan 2022 - 31st Dec 2022

Chocolate Bar Making Workshop

Design and create your own chocolate bar with our hands on chocolate making workshop at York Cocoa Works.York is home…

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10th Aug 2022 - 14th Sep 2022

Chocolate Tasting Tour

Date: Every Wednesday from 27th July to 31st August Time: 17:15 Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Price: £20 Intro: For h…