York’s sweet history revealed

CONTINUUM, which operates five attractions in the UK including the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, will open a brand new visitor experience in York next spring, celebrating the city’s
chocolate and confectionery heritage.

Andrew Pawson, Juliana Delaney, Ann Gurnell and Kevin Smith of Continuum announce plans for a new chocolate-themed attraction in York.

Andrew Pawson, Juliana Delaney, Ann Gurnell and Kevin Smith of Continuum announce plans for a new chocolate-themed attraction in York.

To be housed within a three-storey building at the end of the world famous Shambles, the project has been given the working title, The Sweet History of York, and will be an immersive experience that will tell the story of the city’s confectionery trading and manufacturing past.
Some of the products that are expected to have a starring role at the new attraction include Kit Kat, created by Rowntree’s of York, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which was produced at the former Terry’s factory in the city. There will also be a behind the scenes look at the lives of the men and women who have concocted these chocolate creations from the 19th century up until the present day.
Daytime and early evening tours will be available for groups seven days a week.

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