A history of chocolate in York

Date Posted: 21/01/2015

Whoever said history lessons were boring had never been to York’s Chocolate Story, where a new exhibition into chocolate past and present opens in May.

Brilliant Brands: York Chocolate Through the Ages shows visitors the role that chocolate has played in shaping York, where other cities were shaped by the likes of wool, steel and coal.

Groups will discover the legacy of three entrepreneurial families – Rowntree’s, Terry’s and Craven’s, and the impact they had on the city.

Visitors will also be able to discover which world famous chocolate bar was once called Chocolate Crisp and which treat was named Chocolate Beans.

Nikki Jacobs, general manager of York’s Chocolate Story said: “We’re very excited to unveil our brand new exhibition to our visitors.

“The sense of nostalgia throughout the tour is often the highlight for our guests; we wanted to expand on that feeling by showcasing the nation’s favourite chocolate brands and their packaging through time.

“The exhibition is sentimental and visually appealing for all ages, as they recollect their favourite sweet treats from days gone by.”

Groups of 15 or more can take advantage of discounted group booking prices. To find out more visit www.yorkschocolatestory.com/groups.

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