Did you know you actually get Christmas advent calendars for adults? Me neither, until I happened to be looking for a couple of calendars for a friend’s children, and stumbled on some by accident.
Make no mistake, these advent calendars should be kept well away from children as the chocolate is a better quality, the flavours are inspired and the prices will make you weep.
We’ve picked the advent calendars we would love to receive in about 3 weeks’ time. See which ones you can’t resist!
You get 25 chocolates in this advent calendar, with flavours that include apricot, orange, violet cream, English Rose, truffles, fudge, vanilla crème, praline, lemon, fraise, menthe and much more. Each chocolate nestles behind a sweet little drawer that you can use year after year.
If you love truffles, this is the calendar for you. As Roald Dahl once wrote “I do so love Chocolate truffles as Prestat makes them”. There are twelve different flavours, including Orange & Frankincense, Earl Grey, Coconut Snowball, Milk Nectar, Tropical Cinnamon, Gianduja, Pistachio, Hazelnut Praline, Red Velvet, Sea Salt Caramel, Coconut and the warm Golden Heather Honey. Prestat states that all chocolate couvertures sources from sustainable African Estates (no, I don’t know what that means either :().
- Simply Chocolate ‘Size Matters’ Chocolate Advent Calendar, 300g – £25.00
Looking for something a little different well this calendar certainly delivers it. Described as ‘a carefully curated selection of contemporary designers, lifestyle brands and standout pieces’, this box contains flavours such as chocolate with dark liquorice, white chocolate with raspberries, muesli with nuts and oats. Milk chocolate with coconut grains and dark chocolate with almonds.
This is one of the more expensive boxes but for good reason. The 24 chocolates that make up the calendar consist of delectable flavours such as chocolate pearls, truffles, coated fruit and nuts and their signature liquid salted caramels. Once you have finished the calendar you open a lid on the top which reveals another tray of chocolates to enjoy over Christmas.
A must for marzipan lovers, like myself. No surprises here, just 24 delicious little loaves of the finest marzipan money can buy, all wrapped in smooth dark chocolate. Definitely not meant to be shared with anyone!
- Carluccio’s Advent Calendar, 235g – £9.95
One of the cheapest calendars on offer, but surprisingly good value with a lovely vintage-inspired Christmas tree and plenty of figurines filled with gianduja. Good product if you are on a budget this year but still fancy a treat.
This Belgian chocolate brand features a scene from the Nutcracker on the box with windows hiding chocolates that include luscious ganache’s, hazelnut praline, fruit creams and caramels.
Lots of advent calendars feature milk or white chocolates but many people prefer dark. This calendar only has dark chocolate varieties in all kinds of festive guises. Open each day and find a new surprise, ranging from snowmen, to penguins, reindeer to Christmas trees.
A really expensive looking calendar here, full of delicious truffles in all kinds of flavours that will tempt you to open drawers before you should! Each drawer contains a foil-wrapped coloured truffle ball, with flavour including pecan praline, salted caramel, clementine and pomegranate caramel and English sparkling wine. On the 25th you get six extra chocolates to indulge in.
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This is truly expensive but the wooden advent calendar can be used year after year and will surely be handed down through generations of families. It is modelled on Fortnum & Masons iconic Piccadilly department store and features windows packed with boxes containing treats from the store. Includes traditional British candy and luxurious chocolates.