A new chocolate factory in the heart of York
The founder of York Cocoa house, Sophie Jewett, has opened a new £750,000 factory this month right in the centre of York to add to her shop and café that also offers workshops on making chocolate.
Sophie expressed her concerns about the industry’s transparency at the London Chocolate Forum last year while listening to one of the papers, and so, she decided to launch her very own range of bars and couvertures- which will be produced in her York factory.
The young entrepreneur with a passion for chocolate set up York Cocoa House in 2011 and it became an overnight success. With a focus on ethics, the company is working with a partner farm halfway across the globe in Columbia, Sophie told Kennedy’s that it is “a pleasure to meet and develop a fabulous relationship with farmers on the other side of the world.” Plans for the factory were first announced in 2015 and only three years later, the 3,000sq ft. factory sits in the former Job Centre. Sophie intends to share her amazing story with the world to delegates at The London Chocolate Forum October 11th at the Crystal Building this year.