York’s Chocolate Story launches The KitKat Chocolatory

York's Chocolate Story hosts Yorkshire's only KitKat Chocolatory
York's Chocolate Story hosts Yorkshire's only KitKat Chocolatory

York’s Chocolate Story, in partnership with Nestle, has launched The KitKat Chocolatory – a luxury experience bringing KitKat back to its birthplace.

At the heart of the KitKat Chocolatory is the eight-finger ‘Create your Break’ option which offers different flavour combinations and a host of diverse ingredients including shortbread pieces, mini marshmallows, honeycomb and rose petals. Visitors will also have the option to add a personalised message to the packaging.

The bespoke KitKat will be hand-crafted at York’s Chocolate by expert chocolatiers where visitors can watch them work, offering a perfect opportunity to experience the rest of York’s Chocolate Story while waiting for the creation to set. A special edition six-finger KitKat will also be available.

The KitKat was created in York 80 years ago and has gone on to be a dominating force in the world of confectionary, with 17.6 billion fingers being produced every year and named the most influential confectionary bar by Time Magazine in 2014.

“There’s never been a product quite like KitKat; everybody knows what it is!” said Exhibition Coordinator Bernie Fleck. “This exhibition offers a unique insight into the history of York’s most iconic export. We all have a memory associated with KitKats; from the snack in your packed lunch, to the rare and wonderful treat you pick up in Japan. Its story is a fascinating one, involving ground-breaking marketing, revolutionary manufacturing and 17th-century mutton pies!”

Rabia Khan, Head of KitKat Chocolatory for Nestlé said, “KitKat is our biggest brand and this is the biggest news for KitKat since the introduction of the KitKat Chunky exactly 20 years ago. We know how much people enjoy experimenting with new and exotic KitKat flavours and the KitKat Chocolatory offers a whole new, premium KitKat experience as well as the chance to create your very own personalised break and have it delivered right to your door.”

For more information or to book, please visit the website.