The History of Chocolate in Georgian Bath and Victorian Bristol

11 March 2019

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19:30

Visitors £5; Members / Students £2

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The history of chocolate is over 5000 years old and is celebrated in different cultures as a sacred and life-giving food. By the seventeenth century, chocolate had been introduced into England and was enjoyed by high society in Georgian Bath. In the Victorian age, Bristol became an important centre for the manufacture of chocolate, which had far-reaching consequences for society. Today, a new generation is discovering the importance of chocolate, retracing its strong links back to the past.

Tracy Arden Chapman, Chocolate Educator & Master Taster