York Cocoa Works is a chocolate factory and visitor destination in York City Centre, celebrating the rich history of chocolate in York and continuing its legacy to bring chocolate innovation into the contemporary city. We pride ourselves on our chocolate events and workshops, making the world of chocolate accessible to everyone!
At York Cocoa Works we source cocoa beans from farms and communities around the world and import them directly to our manufactory on Castlegate, York. We process the cocoa from bean to bar and use them in our range of innovative & hand crafted chocolates, our chocolate drinks and cakes within the cafe and cakeaway service as well as teaching a range chocolate making techniques in our Cocoa Academy.
Our workshops offer something for all ages and abilities. Drop in to make chocolate lollipops whist enjoying a hot chocolate in our chocolate cafe or book onto one of our chocolate bar making workshops and design your dream chocolate bar. We are also able to host school groups with our special schools chocolate workshops!
Our Chocolate Cafe is a sweet haven for all cocoa lovers, the menu offers a choice of drinking chocolates and handmade cakes served daily. Join us for an indulgent treat or drop-in to make one of our signature chocolate lollipops. Chocolate lovers are invited to enjoy an array of chocolate cakes and treats in the surrounds of our chocolate manufactory. Our Chocolate Indulgence starts with a chocolate tasting followed by a chocolate drink of your choice and a selection of our handmade chocolate cakes.
Our chocolate shop and online store retail a variety of products including our famous hot chocolates, truffles and single origin bars. Seasonal touches are added to the range throughout the year to reflect changing ingredients, occasions and to also showcase our product innovations.
Within our chocolate manufactory is where we hand make all our single origin chocolate bars, truffles and hot chocolates. We spend lots of time innovating, experimenting and assessing the cocoa beans before turning them into our chocolate creations. Through our windows you can see our chocolatiers bean sorting, roasting, winnowing, grinding and tempering our cocoa before turning them into the products you see sat in our chocolate shop.