A Gift of Grit?

From an Ancient City of Warring Armies, Restless Ghosts, Religious Persecution, Delicious Chocolate, and Infamous Outlaws – ‘Yorky Grit’ is THE Quintessential Memento from York!


Thank YOU for your interest in ‘Yorky Grit’.

With every glass bottle ‘Yorky Grit’ filled, sealed, dressed and packaged by hand here in the City of York – this is a unique miniature.

The carefully selected grit inside every ‘Yorky Grit’ will vary from bottle to bottle.

Every bottle of ‘Yorky Grit’ will be packaged using shredded tissue paper and a pillow pouch and finished with our unique ‘Yorky Grit’ ribbon.

A token of provenance with our unique stamp of approval along with a keepsake card will also be included.

We use only recycled paper products.


As a small business we aim to be transparent about our costs and no profit is derived from the delivery of our products to you as our customer.

Every ‘Yorky Grit’ will be carefully packaged prior to posting.

Proof of postage will be obtained.


This is a collectable miniature and as such is NOT intended as a toy OR suitable for children.


We hope you will be delighted with your unique ‘Yorky Grit’ – however, if there is a problem do let us know so we can put things right for you.


Death in a Chocolate Box is a company limited by shares and registered in England.

Our company number is 12282903 with a registered address of Anvil Lodge. Thanet Road. York. North Yorkshire. United Kingdom. YO24 2PH.

Death in a Chocolate Box offers true crime walks of Victorian York.

Innovative, meticulously researched and inspired by true crime stories from the Victorian era and through the tales of those ordinary people woven into the rich fabric of an ancient city’s social history – our tours are designed to offer an informative and unique walk with an experienced storyteller.

You can also discover a selection of thoughtful gifts in our on-line store, including our unique ‘Yorky Grit’ AND there is some rather attractive and sustainable gift wrap available too!

Last Updated: August 2022