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

Welcome to York's Chocolate Story, the ultimate destination for families, chocolate lovers, and anyone seeking a truly …

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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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31st Dec 2023 - 14th Dec 2024

Chocolate Indulgence

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

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25th Feb 2024 - 25th Feb 2024

Chocolate Bar Making Workshop at York Cocoa Works

York is home to the world's most famous chocolate bars and brands, and there is a lot of love here in the chocolate cit…

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2nd Mar 2024 - 9th Mar 2024

Bean to Bar Chocolate Masterclass

Our Bean to Bar Chocolate Masterclass at York Cocoa Works is perfect for a chocolate enthusiast who wants to learn how …

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23rd Mar 2024 - 23rd Mar 2024

Chocolate Truffle Making Masterclass

Join us at York Cocoa Works to learn how to craft your own beautiful box of hand made chocolate truffles to your own fa…