Forget all these new-fangled options – the original and best way to countdown to Christmas will always be a chocolate advent calendar – especially a luxury one. Are we right? And there’s no better way to kick off the day than with a divine little indulgence with your cup of tea.
There are some mouth-watering chocolate advent calendars up for grabs this year, from Hotel Chocolat’s iconic Everything Advent Calendar to Lindt’s chocolate teddy bear one. This is going to be a hard choice to make – keep scrolling and good luck!
Tony’s advent calendar, £13, Amazon
Tony’s is known for being experimental with its flavours, and with a variety of minis to try in this advent calendar, chocolate lovers won’t be disappointed. The individually wrapped chocolates include the classics, along with milk salted caramel, dark milk pretzel toffee, milk honey almond nougat and more.
Highlights: White raspberry popping candy
Lindt Teddy Advent calendar, was £18.49, now £10.65, Amazon
Lindt chocolatiers have 165 years in the trade so you can be sure this chocolate advent calendar is going to be delicious. There are 24 Lindt choccy treats, including their gold-wrapped teddies and reindeer as well as Mini Truffles and Swiss Milk Napolitains.
Highlights: The full-sized gold-wrapped Lindt chocolate teddy
Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar, £18.60, Amazon
Ferrero Rocher’s Collection advent calendar really is a gourmet option for serious chocolate fans – it features 25 of Ferrero Collection pralines, including Rocher, Raffaello and Rondnoir.
Highlights: Irresistibly smooth pralines
Fortnum’s Truffle selection advent calendar, £35, Fortnum & Mason
Truffle fans – this one’s for you. A truffle treat every day, and not just any old truffle – a premium Fortnum & Mason’s truffle at that!
Highlights: Marc de Champagne, Christmas Pudding, Butter Biscuit and the Salted Caramel truffle.
Fortnum’s filled wooden house advent calendar, £135, Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum’s wooden house advent calendar is stocked with a number of festive treats, including milk chocolate coins, foiled milk chocolate Santa’s and snowmen, foiled milk chocolate balls, and natural fruit pectin jellies.
Highlights: Fortnum’s milk chocolate coins, foiled milk chocolate Santa’s and snowmen and foiled milk chocolate balls.
Divine Chocolate dark chocolate advent calendar, £7.31, Amazon
If dark chocolate is the only one for you, then it has to be the fairtrade dark chocolate advent calendar from Divine. Each December morning means a new window to open, with a piece of delicious dark chocolate – and an interesting world fact – behind every one.
Highlights: The chocolate treat is the same every day, but you can be satisfied by the fact that the Ghana-based company uses only fairtrade ingredients and uses Ghanaian cocoa beans – some of the most sought-after in the world.
The Everything Advent Calendar, £27.50, Hotel Chocolat
The ‘Everything Advent Calendar’ from Hotel Chocolat contains their most iconic chocolate delights, from their Raspberry Smoothie to their Chocolate Orange Pot.
Highlights: Hotel Chocolat’s signature Champagne Truffles
Cake shop advent calendar, £25, Cartwright & Butler
Brand new for 2022, the Cartwright and Butler Cake Shop advent calendar is filled with delicious dark, milk and white Belgian chocolate truffles that will bring a touch of luxury to your Christmas countdown.
Highlights: Individually wrapped decorated truffles
Baileys advent calendar, £15, Menkind
This beautiful chocolate advent calendar contains 8x Baileys Heart Truffles, 8x Salted Caramel wraps and 8x Twist wrap truffles, plenty for your choccy sweet tooth!
Highlights: The Bailey’s heart truffles
Cadbury heroes advent calendar, £9.44, Amazon
There’s a delicious Cadbury hero behind every window in this chocolate advent calendar. There’s nothing quite like the unknown if it’s going to be a fudge, wispa or crunchie behind every box!
Highlights: Download the app for interactive fun while you countdown to Christmas!
Cadbury Dairy Milk chunks advent calendar, £5, Amazon
The chocolate advent calendar for those who want a classic treat to enjoy as they countdown to Christmas. Filled with creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk filled with walnut, dairy milk and caramel.
Highlights: Call me old-fashioned, but there’s nothing quite like caramel-filled dairy milk!
Godiva luxury holiday advent calendar, £27, Amazon
The Belgian chocolatiers Godiva have served up a variety of milk chocolate almond bites, dark chocolate carrés and a selection of milk, dark and white sujets.
Highlights: Milk chocolate hazelnut praline, chocolate ganache
Lindt Lindor Mini Advent Calendar, £17.49, Amazon
The ultimate chocolate advent calendar for fans of the famous irresistible chocolate brand. This advent features 24 milk chocolate mini truffles behind each window, which is most certainly something to look forward to waking up to every morning!
Highlights: Christmas activity card and irresistible truffles!
2-pack Galaxy advent calendar, £12.99, Amazon
If one wasn’t enough, grab two Galaxy advent calendars filled with 24 delicious Galaxy chocolate pieces.
Highlights: A mini Galaxy Ripple behind the final door!
Kinder advent calendar, £6, Amazon
This one is perfect for kids – you get 12 kinder chocolate minis and 12 Kinder mini chocolate minis with cereals. Simple, but bound to keep them happy.
Highlights: A fun maze activity on the back of the box for kids to enjoy.
Martin’s Chocolatier Advent Calendar, £17.95, Amazon
Want to take your chocolate advent calendar game to the next level? Martin’s Chocolatier has flavours which include Williams Pear, Cherry, St James Rum and Label 5 Whisky. These are unrivalled in taste and perfect for stronger choccy lovers!
Highlights: St James Rum and liqueur-filled dark chocolate
Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures advent calendar, £11.99, Amazon
If you’re a peanut butter fan, you’re going to love this Reese’s chocolate calendar. It’s filled with 24 mini peanut butter cups in original, white and dark chocolate flavours.
Highlights: An extra surprise behind day 24
Green & Black’s organic chocolate advent calendar, £12.99, Green & Black’s
There are 24 mini bars of dark and milk chocolate to enjoy in Green & Black’s organic chocolate calendar – and the flavours are just amazing!
Highlights: Milk with butterscotch, Dark with Ginger.
Hotel Chocolat also has a white advent for the white chocolate lovers, with 24 creamy treats to countdown to the big day.
Highlights: Festive chocolate sculptures behind each door.
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