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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Melk

At Melk, we serve artisan coffee and luxury hot chocolates. Our cakes are baked in-house daily and include a selection …

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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,…

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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…


Chocolate Activities & Events in York

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

Valentines Caramels
18th Mar 2023 - 18th Mar 2023

Caramels Chocolate Masterclass

Learn the art of sugar boiling to make gooey caramels and creamy fondant centres to make a range of beautiful filled ch…

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7th Dec 2022 - 7th Dec 2022

Christmas Truffle Tour

Join us for a Christmas Truffle Rolling Tour at York's Chocolate Story. What's included If you're looking for a real ha…

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11th Dec 2022 - 11th Dec 2022

Festive Chocolate Truffle Making Masterclass

Join us at the York Cocoa Works this Christmas and discover the secrets of chocolate truffle making, exploring differen…

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7th Dec 2022 - 7th Dec 2022

Christmas Truffle Tour

Join us for a Christmas Truffle Rolling Tour at York's Chocolate Story. What's included If you're looking for a real ha…