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Discover the Chocolate City with our hands-on workshops

posted Aug 5, 2011, 9:32 AM by Sophie Jewett   [ updated Aug 17, 2011, 8:45 AM ]

Little Pretty Things have created a new range of chocolate workshops in partnership with the Mansion House to take you back to an opulent era in York's history, to the days when the Railway first came to town and York was known as the Chocolate City. The Chocolate factories of Terry's and Rowntrees employed thousands in the city, roasting and grinding cocoa beans, making chocolate bars as well as dainty, delicate chocolates to be beautifully packaged into picturesque chocolate boxes and shipped world wide. 

We have 2 workshops for you to discover. Our Historical Chocolate Tastings will take your tastebuds through York's chocolate history, discovering the development of chocolate and the history of York's famous brands. We'll taste how chocolate has evolved through collaboration, innovation and social changes, all stemming from York, the home of chocolate history.

Our Discovering York's Chocolate History workshop invites participants to be hands-on with history as we explore chocolate recipes that make the family favourites from the chocolate boxes we have all grown up with. We'll tell you all about the development of the big confectionery companies that grew in the city and the delectable sweets that they created, discover just why all these companies found a home in York. Participants will have a chance to make their own vintage confections to take home and enjoy. 

Our Chocolate History workshops take place each month at The Mansion House, York, places can be reserved here or with Visit York on 01904 550099. All of our workshops are available for private bookings and bespoke workshops, please contact us to discus further.