These words are music to many people’s ears. This weekend every chocolate lovers dreams will come true as the York Chocolate Festival opens.
Over the Easter Weekend (6-9 April 2012) there will be chocolate dinners, workshops, tastings, lectures, all devoted to the brown stuff as well as Easter egg hunts and demonstrations from the region’s premier chocolatiers.
The celebrations come just a week after the opening of the city’s newest attraction: ‘Chocolate – York’s Sweet Story.’ The museum, devoted to chocolate and the history of chocolate in York, opened its doors on Saturday (31 March 2012) and has been swamped with visitors.
The city has a long history in chocolate with major names such as Rowntree, Terry’s and Cravers having been established there. Even today, Nestle make more than 1 million Kitkats a day in the city. The festival organisers hope that it will mean that York can ‘reclaim its rightful title as the Home of Chocolate.”
The festival crowns off an exciting week for the city. It opens the day after the Queen visits York Minster for the Royal Maundy Service on Thursday.