Best Foodies Advent Calendars 2019
Gone are the days of Traditional advent calendars with a little picture behind each number. Today, there are all sorts of calendars available, from ones with chocolate to those tailored for coffee lovers, vegan calendars and dairy free calendars and many more!
Here, we take a look at some of our favourite calendars for Christmas 2019!
Advent Calendars for Foodies
For many, Walkers Shortbread is a festive favourite, with the buttery sweetness of every bite awakening memories of Christmas past. So, what better way to count down the days until Santa Claus comes to town than with a Walkers Shortbread advent calendar? The Walkers Shortbread advent calendar will be exclusively sold on the Walkers Shortbread website from October 2019, RRP £14.99, for a limited time only.
Walkers Shortbread is a long-established family favourite at Christmas time, thanks to its extensive range of Christmas treats including mince pies, Ecclefechan tarts, iconic festive tins and now, limited-edition advent calendar. Click here for the full Christmas selection.
Cheese Lovers Unite! The Cheese Advent Calendar from food blogger Annem Hobson and cheese specialists Norseland is priced at £10 and will be available to buy from Sainsbury’s stores in the UK from 13thNovember.
The Advent Calendar will include 24 pieces of individually wrapped cheese, with seven different varieties including: Jarlsberg, Applewood, Ilchester Mature Cheddar, Ilchester Red Leicester Cheese, Ilchester Wensleydale with cranberries, Ilchester Wensleydale with Gingerbread, NEW Mexicana, NEW Ilchester Double Gloucester.
A really fun idea for the snack lover in your household comes courtesy of The Snaffling Pig Co. As well as being packed full of crunchy goodness, the picture on the front will keep everyone amused trying to spot the items in the somewhat chaotic Christmas scene!
For those who love hot food, The Snaffling Pig :Pig of Doom Advent Calendar has an extra hot kick to it! The Pig of Doom Version contains 24 x 8g packets of Pig of Doom Super Hot pork crackling. Made with Bhut Jolokia chilli (aka ‘Ghost Chilli’), one of the hottest chillies in the world, the heat keeps on building!
If you are Gluten free, there is a special Gluten Free version too – which contains 24 x 8g packets in gluten free flavours Perfectly Salted, Low & Slow BBQ and Salt ‘N’ Vinegar.
If you cant decide which flavours take your fancy, go for Original Mixed Flavour, which contains 24 8g packets of Perfectly Salted, Low & Slow BBQ and Salt ‘N’ Vinegar, Pigs In Blankets, Marvellous Maple and Black Pepper.
If you’re feeling particularly generous, or just can’t get enough of Pork Scratchings and a beer, make sure you have a look at the Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling & Beer Advent Calendar. This whopping calendar is 50cm high and 28cm wide and contains 12 x 18g pork crackling bags (Low & Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple and Perfectly Salted (4 of each flavour). You also get 12 330ml cans of Snaffling Pig beer – Twisted Tail Pale Ale, Mighty Swine Lager and Wild Hog Session Ale. With all the calendars, you can also add on extras, such as the Snaffling Pig Pigs, Pubs & Trotter Bumps Cookbook. Click here for more info.
Another firm favourite amongst everyone will be the Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar. Packaged as a Victoria Style Joe & Seph’s shop, this delicious Christmas scene is packed with a mouth-watering 24 packs of popcorn – perfect to chomp through in the run up to Christmas. This is available online through Joe & Seph’s website, and at Debenhams, House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis Food Hall, Booths, Whole FoodsMarket and Ocado.
The Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar is gluten free, and also suitable for vegetarians. Flavours include: Salted Caramel, Caramel & Belgian Chocolate, Caramel & White Chocolate, Toffee Apple & Cinnamon, Banoffee Pie, Raspberry Cheesecake, Speculoos, Strawberries & Cream, White Chocolate and Strawberry, Double Chocolate, Classic Caramel, Orange Chocolate.
Don’t forget to check out the Joe & Seph’s Christmas Range too. This festive season sees their elves pack selection boxes chock full of festive favourites including Mince Pie, Gingerbread and Prosecco Popcorn. With mini gift boxes starting from just £4 through to bigger packs, there is something for everyone!
‘Kids and grown ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo’ and this advent calendar from Haribo promises to please both kids and grown ups this Christmas!
With 24 doors each with a yummy Haribo surprise behind them, these are perfect for those who want a break from a traditional chocolate one, or just love Haribo! This calendar includes plenty of Haribo favourites, including MAOAM’s and Goldbears. RRP £5 and available from a selection of stores including B&M, Tesco, Wilkinsons, Asda and Morrisons.
For dark chocolate lovers out there, you won’t go wrong with this decadent organic dark chocolate advent calendar from Montezumas.
Vegan friendly, this lovely calendar contains 24 pieces of rich, smooth, organic 73% dark chocolate. Montezuma pride themselves on only using the finest quality organic beans, so rest assured, this chocolate will satisfy even the most discerning dark chocolate lover!
There is also a vegan milk chocolate one, without the milk! Smooth, creamy and high in cocoa, you can pick one up on their website. Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Gifts section too!
Chocolate lovers will love the Carluccio’s delicious chocolate and hazelnut advent calendar.
The advent calendar is jam-packed with milk chocolate bites complete with authentic Italian Gianduja, a soft hazelnut filling. Behind each door hides a different festive character, including Babbo Natale (aka Father Christmas), individually wrapped in colourful foil – sure to get big and little kids alike feeling suitably festive.
Priced at £9.95, the advent calendar is available online and in-store now.
If sweets and chocolatey things aren’t your cup of tea (ah I’m sorry, just couldn’t resist!) then make sure you get your hands on this beautiful custom tea calendar from Bird & Blend. If you’re new to Bird & Blend tea, this is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the delicious flavours on offer. With flavours you wouldn’t even think would exist, this will put a smile on every tea lovers face!
You can pick this up for £36 (click here) or you select from over 60 teas, matchas & gifts to customise a personal calendar just for you, or for your fellow tea-lover! The Custom Tea Advent Calendar RRP is £45 and is available to purchase in Bird & Blend stores and online at https://birdandblendtea.com
If you’re more of a coffee person, have a look at the calendar on offer from Pact Coffee.
Pact is a leading speciality coffee service that provides bespoke and flexible plans for coffee lovers, delivering ethically sourced fresh coffee direct to doorsteps across the UK. All coffee is roasted, ground, packed and delivered fresh to your door within seven days.
With over 13 different coffees to choose from, including exclusive roasts from every corner of the globe, there’s a flavour for everyone.
What’s more, Pact pay at least 25%-125% above Fairtrade and the higher premium for Pact helps to secure their farmers’ livelihoods and in return, the health of the coffee industry.
This lovely little box contains 25 different coffees to see you through to Christmas. Available in omnogrind, this coffee is suitable for all brewing methods (apart from espresso). Priced at £39.95 per calendar and a bundle of two calendars is £69.95. Buy online here.