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York Cocoa House

The chocolate trail hidden within York allows you to discover how the chocolate shaped the city became the UK’S home of cocoa goodness.  Whilst on this ‘Charlie in the Chocolate factory’ style journey you’ll be able to truly experience the world of chocolate as chocolate-themed cafes such as York Cocoa House allows true chocolate lovers to learn indulge in a chocolate –inspired lunch whilst learning history behind some of Yorkshire’s well known confectionery companies such as Terry’s and Rowntrees.

Apart from the cafes breath taking scenery and incredible warm cocoa beverages, hand-made cakes and pasties. York Cocoa House allows secret chocoholics to discover art of chocolate as their daily workshops allows those with a sweet tooth to create their own chocolate.

The petit chocolat workshops are ideal for you if you’re looking for something to do over the Easter holidays as you and your friends or family can have fun recreating some of your own favourite chocolate treats such as truffles, chocolate lollypops, bars and models.

“I felt the chocolate industry had been so secretive that it was time to make it more open and accessible, to celebrate the products that make the UK industry so unique and to offer opportunities for the public to learn more about some of the fantastic chocolate products that are now becoming much more available.”-Sophie, The Chocolate Lady behind York Cocoa House.

York Cocoa House’s chocolate school is ideal for if you’d like to take board an advanced chocolatier programme as the master class workshops can be tailored for nutritional needs and which chocolates you’d like to learn to recreate. As well these workshops can be made group bookings which is ideal if you're looking for a gift for a friend or a loved one or if you're looking for something artistic and experimental to do for a Hen Do.


  1. It’s such a great post! Thank you for sharing this!
    By the way, I’m in love with your blog!

    Diana Cloudlet


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