Parliament Street and at various other venues
Fri Apr 3-Mon Apr 5, 10am-9pm
Blimey, we’re a lucky lot. We live in a city which has it’s own festival of chocolate! It’s as if we were all given a golden ticket in the lottery of life.
Artisan chocolatiers from across the city have been stirring, smoothing, filling and tempering to create mouthwatering treats for the York Chocolate Festival 2015.
And we have Sophie Jewett of York Cocoa House to thank for organising this *bows down before Sophie*.
And, of course, there is plenty of delicious chocolate to be consumed, too!
– Sophie Jewett
For every event in the festival, go to the special page of our What’s On guide. Meanwhile, here’s a quick guide to what’s happening where…
Where to go for chocolate fun
The Chocolate Fair
Here you’ll find the sticky heart of the festival, with demos galore and chances to take part in chocolate making workshops
Chocolate tasting tent
A place to meet chocolate experts who create gorgeous cakes, desserts, truffles, bars and ice creams – and taste their creations. OMG. Tastings take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm and tickets are £3
The Chocolate Market – Shambles/Parliament Street
Plenty of the sweet stuff in all its fantastic forms on sale
The Chocolate Bar
Open daily from 10am to 9pm the bar is run by the Fossgate Social team and friends. There’s locally brewed coffee, beer, wine, cocktails served with chocolate cakes and some exciting savoury combinations courtesy of the guys at Shambles Kitchen. Plus live music
Museum Garden gates
Fri Apr 3 & Sun Apr 5 @ 10.30am
The meeting place for the York Walk Choccy And Sweetie tour. A guided walk around York’s confectionery history which will be fascinating and burn off some of the calories you put on via some free samples.
Goddards – Tadcaster Road
Daily till Mon Apr 6 @ 11am-5pm
Ever wanted to know about the people behind Terry’s Chocolate Orange? And did you know they also made a Chocolate Apple and Chocolate Lemon? Find out more at the Terry family home
Jorvik Viking Centre
Sat Apr 4 @ 10am
This is the location for the start of the city-wide Lord Mayor’s chocolate treasure hunt. Solve puzzles and gather the treats
Fri Apr 3-Mon Apr 6 @ 11am-4pm
York’s country house is joining in the fun. Discover the original portraits from the Kit Kat club, the coffee house whose members shaped the thinking of the nation. And hit the Easter egg trail.
Other places taking part
Lots of other places have chocolate themed events going on for the full duration of the Easter hols. They include: