Calling all chocoholics! A Chocolate festival in York !
Easter weekend will be the perfect time for Chocoholics to visit York. Not only does the city have a long and distinguished history with confectionary and the chocolate industry from the 25th to the 28th March 2016 it will host the York Chocolate Festival. The chocolate festival in York will be part of the York Family Easter Festival which will include a fun fair, activities, demonstrations and a variety of street food.
So why York for Chocolate lovers? Terry’s was a British chocolate and confectionery maker based in York, England. It was founded in 1767 and carried on trading until its takeover in 1993 by Kraft foods. Some of its most popular products such as Terry’s chocolate orange and Terry’s all gold are still being produced today. In 1862, Rowntree’s Chocolate was founded at Castlegate, York by Henry Isaac Rowntree. Rowntree’s grew to be reportedly the fourth largest confectionery manufacturer in the world and was acquired by Nestlé in 1988. The Rowntree brand included famous chocolate bars such as Kit Kat, Smarties and Aero. It continues to be used to market Nestlé’s jelly sweet brands, such as Fruit Pastilles and Fruit Gums.
Nestlé Confectionery Headquarters are still based in York as is one of the Uk factories Reports indicate this chocolate factory still produces up to 6 million of Kit Kat bars a day York has a chocolate heritage many having members of the family that once worked in the confectionery dynasties of Rowntree’s, Terry’s and Craven’s.
Parliament Street for every day of this festival will be home to a chocolate market, free chocolate demonstrations and a “Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Lolly “ workshop. There will also be information and talks on the history of chocolate and themed tours.
Looking for somewhere to stay whilst you sample the delights of the Chocolate festival in York The BEST WESTERN Burn Hall York offers an excellent range of accommodation including family rooms with free parking and Wi-Fi. Why not avoid the hassle of trying to park in the city centre by staying at Best Western Burn Hall York and catching the York park’n’ride.