Following a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on treats, so we’ve rounded up the best vegan advent calendars to celebrate the festive season in style. Count down to Christmas with a traditional chocolate calendar filled with dark or milk chocolate, or discover fun alternatives featuring gourmet popcorn and fruity sweets.
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Best vegan advent calendars
Hotel Chocolat proves to be a reliable vegan option year after year. Dark chocolate fans will love the rich, silky 70% cocoa chocolate with its balanced sweetness. There’s a festive message behind each door and the chocolate pieces are moulded into fun Christmas shapes. We also loved the sleek packaging with its silver metallic detailing.
For an alternative to chocolate, try this gourmet popcorn advent calendar from Joe & Seph’s. Expect crispy, well-coated popcorn and must-try flavours, including toffee apple & cinnamon, orange chocolate and – our favourite – strawberry caramel.
More in the style of a classic box of chocolates instead of a traditional calendar with doors, this is an option best for adults. We were impressed with the creative flavours and fillings of these handmade truffles, which include the likes of chilli-infused caramel, figs steeped in tawny port and agave nectar honeycomb.
This whimsical, fairytale-inspired advent calendar is packed with bon bons in four different flavours of single-origin Cote D’Ivoire dark chocolate – raspberry; roasted almond & cocoa nibs; pink Himalayan salt and dark & stormy. It’s a great luxe option for vegans.
Kids and grownups alike will love this fantastic offering from Playin Choc, which includes a whimsical 3D puzzle toy to assemble each day. The chocolate is perfectly smooth and creamy – plus it’s organic and free from gluten, nuts and soy. We also love that it’s completely plastic-free and the paper sleeve unwraps into play mat.
Assemble your own Christmas tree with this unique, vegan-friendly advent calendar from Candy Kittens. The flat-pack kit arrives with everything you need to assemble, plus extra vegan candy to snack on along the way, with delicious fruity flavours including wild strawberry, sour watermelon, tropical mango and blueberry bliss.
For a budget-friendly advent calendar, look no further than this milk chocolate number from Divine. The beautiful red and gold packaging is equal parts festive and sleek, and the heart-shaped chocolates are made using 70% Fairtrade cocoa. We liked that each day contains an animal fact with eco-friendly tips on the back.
For those wanting a traditional calendar this one from Montezuma’s is just the ticket. The chocolate is smooth and creamy, and makes a great vegan option for those craving classic milk chocolate. Better yet, the packing is also 100% recyclable.