We’re joining forces with York’s Chocolate Story this Easter to bring you a week of chocolatey family fun during half term!
Join us from the 10th to the 17th April this Easter and you’ll get the chance to work alongside York’s Chocolate Story chocolatiers. Indulge your sweet-tooth as you get hands on making and decorating treats whilst learning all about chocolate making from the experts…
Events change daily so take a look at our line up below to see what’s on and to plan your visit;
Monday 10th April – Make and decorate your own chocolate lollipop
Tuesday 11th April – Truffle rolling
Wednesday 12th April – Design your own chocolate transfers
Thursday 13th April – Paint your own chocolate eggs
Good Friday 14th April – Chocolate nests and mini eggs
Saturday 15th April – Make and decorate your own chocolate lollipop
Easter Sunday 16th April – Design your own chocolate transfers
Easter Monday 17th April – Paint your own chocolate eggs
To get you in the mood we’ve put together a list of our favourite Chocolate Facts!…
1. The world’s largest chocolate weighed almost six tonnes and measured four metres wide by four metres long! The giant bar which now holds the official world record was made by Thorntons in celebration of their 100th birthday and was the equivalent to 75,000 of their chocolate blocks…
2. One chocolate chip can give a person enough energy to walk 150 feet.
3. Chocolate was included in WWII soldier rations. According to army specification, it was designed to taste just “a little better than a boiled potato” so soldiers would not eat it too quickly.
4. Before the Chocolate Orange, Terry’s made a Chocolate Apple!
5. Easter chocolate sales account for 10 per cent of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate with 80 million eggs sold and eaten in the UK alone!
6. Fans of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were so fascinated by the ‘Wonka Bar’ that the Quaker Oats Company, which financed the 1971 film version, decided to make it a reality. The promotional stunt marked the first time a fictional candy bar had come to life!
7. The world’s most expensive chocolate bar costs £186. Only 574 bars of To’ak‘s Fair Trade, USDA-organic, 81-percent dark chocolate were made from the 2014 harvest, and each comes packaged with a 116-page booklet in a Spanish elm box engraved with the bar number along with a love letter from the bar’s co-founder Jerry Toth.
8. In 2015 a chocolate sculpture, named the “Chocobatch,” was built to celebrate Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch being voted voted “dishiest dramatic actor” on UK TV. Weighing in at approximately 40 kg, the milky masterpiece took a team of eight people 250 hours to create.