Next year is the 250th anniversary of one of York’s most famous exports – Terry’s.
York’s Chocolate Story on King’s Square
From March 17, 2017
And to mark the anniversary York’s Chocolate Story is planning a brand new exhibition.
Terry’s of York was established in the city in 1767 by partners Bayldon and Berry who opened a shop selling lozenges, comfits and other simple confectionery before being joined in the 19th century by unlikely apothecary, Joseph Terry.
Luckily, experience in sugaring pastilles and pills meant that Mr Terry adapted easily to a career in sweets. And his scientific background made him a pioneer of new products and a precise attitude to quality.
It was this quality and innovation which made the company famous. By the 20th century Terry’s had introduced the world to the boxed chocolate assortment as well as one of the world’s most iconic products: the Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
On March 17 2017, 250 Years of Terry’s will open at York’s Chocolate Story in King’s Square.
The exhibition will showcase a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium-based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decadent chocolate boxes in history.
The exhibition will also explore the social impact on the city. Terry’s has inspired Lord Mayors, horse races and iconic architecture as well as the lives of the tens of thousands of residents who have worked for the company.
Courtesy of the Chocolate Story, here are a selection of photos that might bring back a few memories.