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“Great overview of the history of chocolate and sweet making in York.”

York's Chocolate Story
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US$14,81*
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York's Chocolate Story Guided Tour
Ranked #18 of 165 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: York's Chocolate Story is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover chocolate's origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate. You'll also uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts behind York's greatest chocolate products, from the Chocolate Orange to the globally famous KitKat. Once you've explored chocolate making and its history, you can even shop for and indulge in chocolate to your heart's content. There's so much for you to enjoy and discover!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our tour guide Nick was young but very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his subject. We went back to the very beginning of chocolate being discovered by the Aztecs and were offered tasters all along the way, from the 'chocolate water' that would have been drunk in ancient times to 100% unsweetened cocoa nibs and a lesson on how to smell, hear and taste good chocolate. A history of how it was developed by Quaker families wanting to offer a temperance drink to how it became the sweets we know and love today. After the main tour we got a chance to make and decorate chocolate lollies and a demonstration of filled chocolate making with more tasters. Very well done and a must for those who love their chocolate - not just for the kids as some of the tasters offered were too bitter for some tastes.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We booked this the day before because it was a very popular experience. the tour was very interesting on the history of chocolate and I would recommend this tour

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the York Choclate experience this Easter and had a fab time! The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable and we got to make our own chocolate lollies! The shop and cafe sell everything you ever wanted chocolatewise! Lovely experience that caters for everyone. I recommend booking in advance so you won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Welcoming staff, plenty of chocolate on offer in the coffee shop, a really interesting look back in history presented in such a way that everyone was fully engaged, the chocolate tasting was a bonus & we made our own white chocolate lollies decorated a bit random but tasted good ! It's a great way to pass an hour or so in this fabulous city !

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Our daughter booked this tour as a birthday suprise for my wife. A very interesting and informative about how confectionary production came about in york

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Colin G
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