As a working chocolate factory in the heart of York we're delighted to share the full chocolate making process from the cocoa farms we source our cocoa from through to the chocolate we make and the products we craft. We can also join you in your classroom, bringing our chocolate making process to your school with our flavour exploration and hands on making activities.
We have been delivering chocolate workshops in schools for over 10 years, with a whole range of chocolate knowledge to share, we have shaped this into a range of activities that we offer at the Cocoa Works for visitors of all ages, or in our educational workshops where we are able to join you in the classroom. Our workshop has 3 key components to it: The Journey of a Cocoa Bean, Becoming a Chocolate Maker and the Art of the Chocolatier.
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Discover how our chocolate is crafted in a tasting tour around our manufacturing process at York Cocoa Works followed by a hands on chocolate making activity to craft a chocolate treat to take away.
Price £9.50 per child
Chocolate: 70g per person
Duration: 1 hr
Capacity: 6* - 12 participants
Explore the origins of cocoa, it’s celebration by the Mayans and Aztec people and its journey to Europe. We'll taste the cocoa beans as we explore the physical transformation that evolved over 2000 years of consumption from raw cacao beans, roasted cocoa nibs, cocoa mass to dark chocolate and eventually milk chocolate.
Cost: £5.50 per participant or £250 per assembly in school
Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: from 20 - 120 students
We'll explore the tempering process required to work with chocolate, before participants create their own chocolate treat that can be decorated how they choose that they can wrap up and take home.
Cost: £6.50 per participant (when combined with a tour)
In School Cost: £4.50 per participant
Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: 20 - 120 participants
Book our School's Workshops together to combine the Journey of the Cocoa Bean with the Art of the Chocolatier from £10.50 per child for your class group - based on a minimum of 25 participants. Larger groups can be catered for alongside our partner venues in York.
We explore chocolate with all of our senses to understand the impact these senses have on our consumption before looking at the changing states of chocolate required when tempering to be able to appropriately work with chocolate to craft our chocolate bars.
Price: £19.50 per person
Chocolate: 200g per person
Duration: 1 Hour 30 mins
Capacity: 12* - 24 guests
Learn how to make a gorgeous ganache chocolate truffle to be hand dipped in chocolate before beautifully decorating and packaging to take home and enjoy.
Price: £32.50 per child
Chocolate: Approx 30 - 40 Truffles plus treats per person
Duration: 2 hr 15 mins
Capacity: 8 - 24 guests
* Small number surcharge may apply for smaller group sizes for exclusive chocolate parties.
Larger groups can be catered for after hours, with our partner venues or joining you at your venue.
Travel surcharge may apply for travel to destinations outside the Vale of York