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Taking the Biscuit: York’s CHOCOLATE Story Create Giant Toffee Crisp

- Attraction celebrates the brand’s 50th Anniversary -

York’s CHOCOLATE Story is celebrating five decades of Toffee Crisp. To mark the event, the attraction’s expert chocolatiers have made a giant Toffee Crisp, which is being raffled by the attraction for charity this week! Weighing in at almost 10kg (2st) – the bar contains 2kg of caramel, 1kg of Rice Crispies, 4kg of milk chocolate, 2kg of caramel milk chocolate and 1kg of biscuit pieces.

The incredible bar, which is an astonishing 200 times the weight of a regular Toffee Crisp, is being raffled by the attraction in aid of charity Action for Children. Raffle tickets can be brought at the attraction and on its social media channels – Twitter: @yorkschocstory and Facebook: York’s CHOCOLATE Story through

Stephen Spencer, General Manager at York’s CHOCOLATE Story commented: “Toffee Crisp is one of the great many British confectionery brands to come out of Yorkshire that have really stood the test of time. We’d like to encourage everyone to join in and enter the raffle for a great cause, as well as a unique chance to win the biggest chocolate bar I’ve ever seen!”

The chocolate bars have been produced in Yorkshire since 1963 by Rowntree Mackintosh and now Nestlé. York’s CHOCOLATE Story, located in King’s Sqaure in the heart of York, provides a fascinating fully guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. Visitors can discover chocolate’s origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate.

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Admission prices:

Adult £9.50 Concession £8.50 Child (aged 4-15) £7.50. Children under 4 are free. Family (2 adults and 2 children) £28

Opening times:

The attraction is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last tour 5pm). Closed on 25th December and 1st January.

The attraction is divided into three key zones for visitors:

Story Zone - the journey begins thousands of years ago in the rainforests of Central America and continues through the history of chocolate’s founding families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations.

Factory Zone - learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate, and take a look at the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands. Then master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how the experts do it.

The Indulgence Zone - put new knowledge into practice and choose from a selection of chocolate drinks and treats in the Chocolate Shop and Bar Café.

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