Easter is synonymous with indulging in sweet treats and Yorkshire is home to some of the most amazing offerings of sweet treats in the whole of the UK.
Yorkshire is awash with confectioners selling all kinds of delicious sweet treats, guaranteed to help you find the perfect Easter gifts for families and friends.
Discover the history of chocolate at York’s Chocolate Story. Located in the centre of York, come and find out how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate, and take a look at the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands. Then master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how the experts do it.
Visit The Little Chocolate Shop in Leyburn and experience the whole fascinating process of seeing chocolate being tempered and moulded, filled and decorated in the factory, then pick up some delicious treats in the shop. Open Monday to Saturday, its great fun for all the family.
Take a trip to the picturesque village of Haworth and make sure you stop at …and Chocolate. With a delicious selection of sweet treats available you will be spoilt for choice - try their salted toffee and coconut truffles, they’re delicious!
Situated in the seven hills of sunny Sheffield in South Yorkshire, Cocoa Wonderland is a fantastic chocolate shop and café selling an abundance of sweet treats, many of which are locally sourced or hand made on site. They also run many daytime and evening events at the café including ‘chocolate lock ins’, as well as book and knitting clubs.
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with a trip to Amelia’s Chocolate in Scarborough. From marvellous marshmallow lollies to crunchy cinder toffee dipped in real Belgian chocolate, Amelia’s Chocolate has something for everyone. You can even go along to a chocolate workshop and learn how to make some tasty chocolate treats of your own.
The county was once one of the greatest exporters of chocolate thanks to families like Tuke, Rowntree and Terry and there are a wealth of fine producers carrying on their fine traditions today.
If retro is exactly what you are after, then a trip to the stunning Yorkshire Dales and The Oldest Sweet Shop in England offers a truly magical and memorable experience. This Guinness World recognised sweet shop has traded since 1827 and allows visitors the feeling of time travel as you step into the old building dating back to the 1600s with its original features.
Joseph Dobson and Sons, the home of the famous Yorkshire Mixture, is a fascinating story of family business, which has prospered to become one of the largest family owned confectionery business in Yorkshire. The company continues to manufacture high quality boiled sweets and lollipops to traditional recipes meeting all the challenges of a 21st century market place but also still maintaining the ‘old fashioned’ tastes and traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries.