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

Hot Chocs Coffee Bites
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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,…

Yorks Chocolate Story Walking Tour
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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…

Chocolate Activities & Events in York

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

2nd Apr 2023 - 2nd Apr 2023

Introduction to Chocolate Masterclass at York Cocoa Works

Our Introduction to Chocolate Masterclass is perfect for a budding chocolate lover that wants to understand more about …

31st Mar 2023 - 14th Mar 2024

Chocolate Indulgence

Join us at York Cocoa Works for a Chocolate Indulgence straight from our chocolate manufactory. Chocolate lovers are in…

Easter Masterclass VY
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3rd Apr 2023 - 9th Apr 2023

Easter Masterclass

Dates: 3rd – 9th April 2023Time: 11am & 3pmDuration: 2 hoursPrice: £25 per person Included: Egg decorating6 chocola…

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1st Apr 2023 - 1st Apr 2023

Easter at Castle Howard

Enjoy a fantastic day out this Easter at Castle Howard, with adventure and chocolate aplenty! Explore the Grounds and d…