The city that was once host to a Roman emperor, Viking warriors and Saxons also proudly revels in its long history with the cocoa bean, which dates back to the early 18th century.
In the birthplace of both Rowntree’s and Terry’s of York, the best place to begin your chocolate-fuelled journey is at York’s newest chocolate-themed attraction, CHOCOLATE – York’s Sweet Story, filled chock-a-block with cocoa history, local chocolate-making secrets and delicious sweet treats to try along the way.
Afterwards, move on to York Cocoa House to indulge in a chocolate-themed afternoon tea. If you can fit anymore in, Monk Bar Chocolatiers on The Shambles is York’s oldest artisan chocolatiers, selling chocolates moulded into everything from stilettos to swans.
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