Jelly wobbler. Smartie polisher. We visited York’s Chocolate Story today and now our 6 year-old has a new wishlist of future career options (ideally with all-inclusive dental care too). Although I’ve visited before, it was his first visit to this popular York attraction. He’s a massive chocolate fan – who isn’t? – but as it’s tour-based, I wanted to wait until he was old enough to listen (rather than just wanting to dive head-first into a bowl of Quality Street).
If you want to learn about the history of chocolate, and York’s role in it, this is the place. The captivating films, engaging and friendly commentary from our guide Nick, and lots of tasty samples (well, it would be rude not to) brought it all to life. We heard tales from the chocolate factories, discovered where chocolate originated and found out some surprising stats (over 6 million KitKats a day are produced in York! No wonder the air’s so sweet much of the time).
We then moved on to find out how chocolate’s made and had a go at tasting chocolate like a real chocolate-taster would. It was then time to get hands-on, making and decorating our own chocolate lolly.
While we waited for the lollies to set (amazingly quickly), we watched a real chocolatier creating some delicious chocolates with a passionfruit and orange filling. We took one for the road (delicious), collected our lollies and headed home, heads full of chocolate facts and tummies full of chocolate treats.
Our verdict? Let’s leave it to the 6 year-old – here’s what he wrote for the feedback wall at the attraction. Sweet.
York’s Chocolate Story, 3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD – Read more about the attraction here – Enter our competition to win a family pass to York’s Chocolate Story here
Thank you to York’s Chocolate Story for having us