Your journey begins thousands of years ago in the rainforests of Central America, where ancient tribes discovered the power of the mighty cocoa bean. Your expert guide will then lead you through the history of Chocolate's founding families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations in the story zone where you will uncover the chocolatier's secrets.
Your journey continues on the factory zone; you will first learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate in our virtual chocolate factory. You’ll discover the history of some of York’s most iconic chocolate brands – take a trip down memory lane and reminisce with some retro favourites from times gone by.
You’ll also learn the secret of why chocolate makes us feel so good and why it has an ethical and sustainable future. Then it’s time to master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how our very own experts do it. Watch the chocolatiers as they showcase the art of chocolate-making and sample the fruits of their labour: fresh hand-made chocolates.
GOLD AWARD WINNER: GUIDED TOUR OF THE YEAR. VISIT ENGLAND AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2018.