Announcing a new Opening Up Archives Event: Unwrapping the Chocolate City - Re-imagining the Chocolate Apple

Posted on 6 November 2013

‌Part of a programme of ‘Opening Up Archives’ events being curated by our National Archives trainees Francesca Taylor and Kerstin Doble.

Terry's Chocolate Apple, York Museums Trust (York Castle Museum)

We are pleased to announce a special one day exploration of Borthwick archive material surrounding the Terry’s Chocolate Apple made between 1926 -1954.

In collaboration with the York Cocoa Houseand Mansion House, this free event will re-imagine the Chocolate Apple, taking inspiration from the very recipes used by Terry's that were recently discovered by our trainees. The apple will take the audience on a journey of discovery through the Borthwick Archives and the Mansion House itself, bringing together science and the social and chocolate-making history of York, with displays of vintage packaging and period dining.

For a small fee, York Cocoa House's chocolate and confectionery experts will also be leading a workshop in the kitchen, where visitors will take inspiration from the exhibits to create their own flavoured chocolate, complete with its own wrapper.

We hope you will take up this exciting opportunity to taste our version of the Chocolate Apple and to explore rarely seen documents held at the Borthwick Institute for Archives, one of the biggest repositories for archives outside of London.

Unwrapping the Chocolate City: Re-imagining the Chocolate Apple takes place at the Mansion House, St Helen’s Square, York on Sunday 29 September from 10.30am. Admission to the exhibition is free, with an additional fee of £3.50 for the chocolate making workshop. You can book your place on the York Cocoa House workshop here.

Image courtesy of the York Museums Trust (York Castle Museum).