8 Advent Calendars For Festive Foodies

I know what you’re thinking, it’s barely October, what the hell am I doing talking about Christmas, right? I know, I agree, BUT, if you want to get your hands on any of these amazing advent calendars, you need to snap them up quick!

In recent years, the advent calendar has become a big deal. People spend a small fortune on these Christmas countdown calendars, and it’s definitely not just for kids anymore. From chocolate to gin, supermarkets, food companies and department stores are filling advent calendars with all sorts of foodie items to entice customers in. With that in mind, I’ve rounded up eight of the best food and drink advent calendars to whet your appetite for Christmas 2017…

HOTEL CHOCOLAT GRAND ADVENT CALENDAR

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Not content with their usual selection of advent calendars, Hotel Chocolat have created a luxury version for 2017. From salted caramel vodka to special Christmas chocolates, this advent calendar offers a different surprise every day, the ideal gift for the chocolate lover in your family. Priced at £68.00, this is definitely a splurge and is available to ship from the 24th October, and I’d get in there quick, this one is bound to go fast. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2g6kLZS

BLUEBIRD TEA CO. ADVENT CALENDAR OF TEA

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In case you hadn’t noticed, tea is a pretty big deal these days. From flavoured infusions to green tea, people go nuts for tea, not just for the range of flavours but for the alleged health benefits. The Bluebird Tea Co. is launching their famous Advent Calendar of Tea, filled with 24 award-winning tea gifts. Shipping the first week of November, these calendars come in at a not-entirely-unreasonable £36.00. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2fGOibL

EDINBURGH GIN ADVENT CALENDAR

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If you’ve been on social media over the past couple of weeks, you’ll probably know all about this one. The famous Edinburgh Gin has launched its first-ever advent calendar, full of 25 5cl bottles of gin, including their classic flavours as well as a special Christmas ‘frankincense and myrrh’ flavour. Available exclusively at John Lewis for £100, the first batch, sold out pretty quick, but more are due to be released soon. Sign up to get an email when they’re available again here: http://bit.ly/2ympIIE

THE PIP STOP SUPERSTAR SPARKLING ADVENT CALENDAR

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Aldi may be launching a wine advent calendar this year, but The Pip Stop have gone a step further and launched one filled entirely with sparkling wine, making it the ideal gift for the prosecco lover in your life. Filled with 24 200ml bottles of prosecco, cava and champagne, this calendar will bring a little sparkle to the Christmas countdown. It’s pricey, at £125, and available to pre-order now for release on the 16th of October. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2xbSkEq

LILY O’BRIENS CHOCOLATE ADVENT HOUSE

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For anyone wanting to down the more traditional and less expensive route, Lily O’Brien’s offer their very own Chocolate Advent House. Priced at £25.00, this very special house contains 28 chocolates, including the world famous sticky toffee, honeycomb crunch, milk chocolate truffle and more. It’s your normal chocolate advent calendar, with a little oomph. It’s available exclusively online from the 9th of October. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2xOB1IY

THE SNAFFLING PIG PORK CRACKLING CALENDAR

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If you don’t have a sweet tooth, the Snaffling Pig Co. are here to rescue you from a sea of chocolate calendars with their pork crackling calendar. They completely sold out last year, so they’re back this year with their new and improved version, filled with 24 bags of flavoured crackling, including pigs in blankets, maple, and low & slow BBQ. Priced at £17.50, you can order it now! Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2xNrHVI

BEST OF BRITISH PERSONALISED BEER CALENDAR

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There are plenty of beer calendars out there these days to choose from, but this one from The Best of British Beer can be personalised and comes in the shape of a Christmas tree, just to make it extra festive. It’s filled with 24 different 330ml beers, plus a 500ml bottle of ‘Ding Dong’ champagne style ale for Christmas Day! It’s priced at £95.00, but most beer calendars are in this sort of price bracket. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2fFnIjs

THE NAKED MARSHMALLOW MALLOW CALENDAR

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Yep, that’s right, the Naked Marshmallow Co. have created the world’s first gourmet marshmallow advent calendar. Behind the 24 doors are a range of handmade marshmallows in festive flavours such as candy cane, gingerbread, humbug and more. There’s also an ‘extra special sumptuous surprise’ behind door number 25, but you’ll have to buy it to find out! It’s priced at a very reasonable £13.00 and available to pre-order for the 21st November. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/2xcFcin

Merry Christmas – 11 weeks to go!

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