2012’s Awarded Winning Attraction, York’s CHOCOLATE Story is an interactive museum, café and shop located in the heart of the city. This experience is an entertaining and informative guided tour of the attraction, taking you through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. As part of the tour you will make your very own chocolate, as well as tasting it for yourself.
Travel through different Zones where you’ll discover the origin of chocolate, how it is made, how to taste it like an expert, as well as learning about the sustainable future of this delicious sweet treat. 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 Kit Kat.
York’s CHOCOLATE Story experience is spread over three Zones.
Your journey begins in the Story Zone, taking you back thousands of years to the rainforests of Central America. This is where the power of the mighty cocoa bean was discovered by ancient tribes. Your expert tour guide will then lead you on your journey through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations.
You will continue on to the Factory Zone where you will learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate in the virtual chocolate factory. While you taste the chocolate and watch it being made by the skilled chocolatiers, you will learn the secret of why it makes us feel so good. It is then your chance to get hands-on and create your very own chocolate delights at the Chocolate-Making Station.
Once you’ve explored chocolate making and its history, enter the Indulgence Zone where you will put your new knowledge into practice as you are served a luxury hot chocolate made from the chocolate York’s CHOCOLATE Story produce.
You will be presented with a souvenir guide book to keep, and you will also be able to browse the shop where there is a host of other gifts to purchase as a memento of your fun day. After all, this is one story you will want to keep on enjoying!
When can you go?
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, throughout the year excluding Bank holiday weekends.
How long does this activity last?
This experience will last approximately 1 to 2 hours.
You need to know
There is no minimum age for this experience, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
This experience is for two people, there may be other people in your group.
Family and friends
Additional guests can join you on the day, they will need to book in advance.