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Best advent calendars for foodies
- Becki Crossley
- 22 October 2020
Move over chocolate, we're counting down to Christmas with everything from spices to hot sauce to gourmet marshmallows
Christmas is the best time of year for eating and drinking, and luckily modern advent calendars give the world permission to start indulging early. From the first of December, the countdown is on and, with plenty of food-based calendars on the market, foodies are spoilt for choice this Christmas. Unwrap an edible item every day of December with one of these flavoursome advent calendars.
Degusta Box Food Discovery
When it's not Christmas, Degusta Box are delivering new culinary surprises on a monthly basis to their subscribers. In 2019 they launched their first 24-day food discovery calendar in Europe. It was so popular they are bringing it to the UK this year to inject some flavour in the days leading up to Christmas. Behind every window, foodies can expect to discover 24 products, from brands like Lindt, Love Corn, Maldon, and many more. Some treats are for cooking with while some are for scoffing on the day, and Degusta promise plenty of high-quality, full-sized products.
Price: £39.99, or save £5 with discount code ADVENT20
Joe and Seph's Luxury Popcorn
Fancy some award-winning popcorn every day throughout December? Try Joe and Seph's popcorn advent calendar. Behind 24 cubbyholes there are 19 styles of uniquely flavoured popcorn from Joe and Seph's award-winning range. Flavours for the 2020 calendar include salted caramel, chocolate, brand butter, vanilla cheesecake, gingerbread and many more to get you in the festive spirit. All calendars are gluten-free and vegetarian, and a vegan advent calendar is available.
The Naked Marshmallow Co
Forget unbranded chocolate: uncover a delicious piece of gourmet marshmallow with the Naked Marshmallow Co's 2020 advent calendar. Behind each window, 25 gooey pieces of marshmallow await in flavours like candy floss, salted caramel, choc orange, s'mores, mint choc chip and cookies and cream, to name a few. If that doesn't have you salivating, how about the Naked Marshmellow Co's boozy edition? They also cater for vegans and veggies too.
Available from Not on the High Street.
24 Days of Hot Sauce
Spice up December with a different hot sauce every day. This unique advent calendar features 12 hot sauces across 24 windows (two of each flavour). Each chilli sauce comes in a 20g packet and it's up the receiver how and when they enjoy it.
Available from Amazon
The Snaffling Pig Co Pork Scratchings
The Snaffling Pig Co are bringing back their best-selling advent calendar for Christmas 2020. Behind each window, one of six artisan flavours await including pigs in blankets, low & slow BBQ, maple, black pepper & sea salt, salt & vinegar and perfectly salted. Four of the flavours have bagged Great Taste awards and people love this calendar so much, The Snaffling Pig Co even have a countdown to New Year edition.
Price: From £17.38
Available from Not on the High Street and Amazon
Hotel Chocolat's Dark Chocolate
Instead of reeling off a list of all the best chocolate calendars, we're highlighting Hotel Chocolat's luxurious dark chocolate calendar that is also suitable for vegans. Their in-house dark chocolate strikes the perfect balance between silky smooth chocolate that is also deep in flavour, using 70% cocoa. This signature dark chocolate calendar lives up to Hotel Chocolat's reputation and receives rave reviews every Christmas.
Available from Hotel Chocolat and Amazon
C&T Sugar and Salt Advent Calendar
The Coffee and Tea Company branched out and curated 24 high-quality salts and six types of sugar from India, Pakistan, Peru, Djibouti, Finland and other countries for this unusual advent calendar. This calendar is perfect for foodies who want to implement or refine flavours – from spicy to exotic — in the kitchen. Each window reveals a 10g resealable bag and is designed to outlive the festive period and be used time and time again.
Available from Amazon