About York Chocolate Festival

The city of York has had a long and distinguished history with the confectionery and chocolate industry. Even back in 1781 the city boasted 8 confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants. Today the Nestlé Chocolate Factory still produces up to 6 million of Kit Kat bars a day, whilst the city has a pungent, comforting smell of chocolate lingering over it on roasting days. Many of York's population have had family that once worked in the confectionery dynasties of Rowntree’s, Terry's and Craven's, and everyone has a lasting memory of their favourite chocolate bar, many of which were created in our fair city.

Join us Friday 18th April to Monday 21st April 2014 as York reclaims its rightful title of the Home of Chocolate and an indulgent celebration of the industry, chocolate lovers, artisan chocolatiers, museums and attractions share a piece of York's chocolate history.