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Best foodie advent calendars for Christmas

Help to build up the excitement to the big day with these indulgent foodie advent calendars, whether you’re after a daily dram of whisky or a cheeky boozy chocolate truffle

Looking for the best food advent calendar? Want to know which chocolate advent calendar to buy this year? Read on for the best ones to buy…


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Snaffling Pig Pork Scratching Advent Calendar, £19.99, Amazon

Satisfy your salty tooth with this meaty calendar comprising 24 bags of crackling. Choose between black pepper, low ’n’ slow BBQ, maple, salted, salt ’n’ vinegar and festive pigs in blankets.

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Joe and Seph’s Popcorn Advent Calendar, £24.99, Amazon

Kick off the Christmas countdown with 24 packets of artisan popcorn: behind each door lies a snack-sized pack in one of 12 flavours, from well-loved classics to newer combos including chocolate orange and banoffee pie.

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Gin Explorer Advent Calendar from Drink by the Dram, £99.95,

If it’s not going to be chocolate behind the door, we’ll happily take a gin. Count down the days to Christmas with these mini bottles, from Chase Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo to Gordon’s Elderflower.

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Ilchester Limited Edition Cheese Advent Calendar, £10, Sainsbury’s

Countdown to the big day with a daily hunk of cheese. Behind each door you’ll find an individually wrapped portion, from Ilchester cheddar to wensleydale with dried cranberries.

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Chococo Advent Selection Box, £24.50,

This Chococo bestseller is back on the shelves with 25 handmade chocolates and truffles. There’s a menu included to guide you through the festive flavours, from classic gingerbread caramel to (new for 2019) spiced rum.

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Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar, £49,

Open this beautiful advent calendar to reveal 24 doors, each with a beautiful praline, truffle or chocolate hiding behind it.

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The World Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram, £149.95,

Get in the festive spirit with 24 drams of whisky from 10 countries, each presented in a wax-sealed bottle. There’s Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, Melbourne’s Starward Solera and Taiwanese Yushan Signature Sherry Cask, to name but a few.

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The Chocolate Advent Calendar for Two, £26, Hotel Chocolat

Take advent to the next level with this indulgent calendar for two. Both sides open up to reveal a daily double surprise, from salted caramel cream to Raspberry Rush. Perfect for chocolate-loving couples!

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Pukka Herbal Tea Advent Calendar, £9.99, Amazon

Keep yourself nice and calm over the festive season with this selection of 24 organic herbal teas. Once opened you can see all the teas at once, so perhaps start your day with Supreme Matcha Green or let Night Time send you off to sleep.

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Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

Lakrids Liquorice Advent Calendar, £34.95,

Liquorice lovers rejoice, this sleek calendar comes with two pieces of the black stuff behind each door, with intriguing flavours ranging from sea buckthorn to strawberry.

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Mozart Marzipan Advent Calendar, £29.75,

Get into the Christmas vibe with 24 full-size marzipan chocolates. As well as classic pistachio and almond marzipan, there’s the occasional hazelnut praline and coffee cream truffle hidden behind a door.

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Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar, £200, Fortnum and Mason

Moreish, luxurious treats behind each door – think Toffolossus biscuits and honey-spiced vodka in this lavish calendar.

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Adnams Beer Advent Calendar, £54.99,

Stock up on festive beers with this boozy calendar. Each day is a surprise, but expect great bottles of ale, larger and stout.


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