PLEASE READ: We are open as usual with tours running as normal. We will keep you updated if anything changes.
YOUR EXPERT GUIDE IS HERE TO LEAD YOU THROUGH THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE’S FOUNDING FAMILIES AND THE FASCINATING FACTS BEHIND THEIR FINEST CREATIONS IN THE STORY ZONE
Our journey continues on the factory zone; you will first learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate in our virtual chocolate factory. Also you’ll discover the history of some of York’s most iconic chocolate brands – take a trip down memory lane and reminisce with some retro favourites from times gone by.
You’ll also learn the secret of why chocolate makes us feel so good and why it has an ethical and sustainable future. Then it’s time to master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how our very own experts do it. Watch our Chocolatiers as they showcase the art of chocolate-making and sample the fruits of their labour: fresh hand-made chocolates.
SINCE WE FIRST STARTED DEVELOPING YORK’S CHOCOLATE STORY WE APPEALED FOR PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES FROM THE TIMES THEY WORKED AT YORK’S CHOCOLATE FACTORIES.
You can read some of the stories from the people who worked in York’s chocolate factories – Terry’s, Craven’s and Rowntree’s.
If you have your own story to tell from the time you worked at Terry’s, Rowntree’s or Craven’s we’d love to hear from you – it may even feature as part of the York’s Chocolate Story experience some day!