Best chocolate advent calendars: Christmas 2015

Our favourite chocolate advent calendars for Christmas 2015, for all budgets. Will you choose marzipan, truffles, gianduja or chunky organic chocolates?

Carluccio’s Buon Natale Advent Calendar

Classy and colourful, Carluccio’s 2015 advent calendar is full of little chocolate penguins, ladybirds and other festive creatures. Oh, and some of them have a gianduja (Italian hazelnut) filling… our favourite. £11.95, carluccios.com


PAUL Advent Calendar

We love classic, wooden Christmas decorations, which is why we’ve fallen for PAUL’s Joyeux Noël calendar. Each draw reveals both a silky smooth chocolate truffle and a colourful ceramic charm (we like the reindeer best), and the best part is you can use it year-after-year. £19.95, paul-uk.com

Montezuma’s dark chocolate advent calendar

Everyone loves a snowman at this time of year. And chunky organic chocolates. This calendar (which also comes in a milk and white chocolate version) is for those who like a classic look, and for those who know good chocolate when they eat it. £9.99 riverford.co.uk

Hotel Chocolat ‘truffles for two

Christmas is all about sharing, right? Every window reveals two baby truffles (one for you, one for a friend) and flavours range from mulled wine to pecan gingerbread and cinnamon praline. £26, hotelchocolat.com

Fortnum & Mason’s children’s chocolate advent calendar

This one makes us feel all warm inside. Fortnum & Mason is as British as scones with jam, and we love what they’ve done with their calendars this year. It’s 37% milk chocolates behind each snowy window. Plus if you don’t fancy chocolate, this design also comes as a musical, wooden calendar… behind every door is a new tune! £9.95 for the children’s calendar, fortnumandmason.com

Harrods Exquisite Advent Calendar

Oh it really is exquisite. And huge! This advent calendar has taken up a whole desk in our office, but we don’t mind. Beautifully illustrated, and decorated with shimmering golds, red and greens, it’s a real centrepiece and one that’s bound to impress guests. And of course, behind each door is a delicious Harrods milk, dark or white chocolate truffle. £175, harrods.com

Niederegger Christmas tree

If you’d like something more modern-looking, and you also happen to love marzipan, look no further than Niederegger’s Christmas tree. We love the dash of purple. £20, chocolatesdirect.co.uk

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