Three tasty treats to try during National Chocolate Week 2016 in York

Time to have a ball. A chocolate ball. Photograph © Hans
11 Oct 2016 @ 8.30 am
| Food & drink

Attention all chocolate lovers in York! National Chocolate Week is here – so now’s the time to make the most of all the sweet treats this city has to offer.

We’ve put together a guide so you can indulge both your curiosity and your tastebuds, and make the most of this special week, which runs to Sunday (October 16).


Goddards in York. Photograph: National Trust
Goddards in York. Photograph: National Trust

The former home of the Terry family, the geniuses who brought us the Chocolate Orange and much more besides, Goddards House and Garden on Tadcaster Road will be hosting a number of events to commemorate the week.

You can take part in blindfold taste tests, listen to bite-sized talks, try chocolate box making and take the new chocolate trail.

Claire Alton-Fletcher of National Trust-owned Goddards said: “This week is fast becoming one of the most important in our calendar as a chance to showcase this popular confectionary and its place in York’s history.”

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story got National Chocolate Week off to a flying start by conjuring 1,000 KitKats out of thin air at Rowntree Park on Thursday (October 6).

So now’s a good time to check out the King’s Square attraction, and take the guided tour and find out why York is a “city built on chocolate”.

Expert chocolatiers will create mouth-watering fresh chocolate in front of your very eyes. And mouth.

York Cocoa House

If you’ve yet to make your way York Cocoa House, chocolate week is the excuse you’ve been looking for.

Get stickily hands on and learn how to create exquisite chocolate indulgences or learn more about York’s chocolate industry with Cocoa House founder Sophie Jewett.

Or just eat, drink and be merry.