Advent calendars for adults have become hugely popular in recent years. Everybody loves an advent calendar, after all! The excitement of getting a treat each day brightens up even the darkest of December mornings and eases us into the festive season. Here are Sous Chef’s pick of the best unusual advent calendars for adults, getting you into the Christmas spirit in the most delicious ways possible!
Most advent calendars give you one treat each day in the count down to Christmas. But the Lakrids luxury liquorice advent calendar gives you – wait for it – TWO gourmet liquorice surprises every day! It’s a fantastic choice for sharing between a liquorice-loving couple, or just for a true liquorice fiend.
True to Lakrids’ form, there’s lots of flavour combinations to discover. Like chocolate, coffee, raspberry and other ingredients expertly married with the finest Danish liquorice.
Love liquorice, but not sure two pieces will be enough? The Lakrids Family advent calendar is three times the size of the normal calendar, with SIX pieces of liquorice every day! What a tremendous treat.
OK, so a calendar illustrated with a dancing bear may not look like it’s for adults. But the treats inside are sure to make any sweet-toothed grown up happy!
The advent calendar features sweets and chocolates from Mazet de Montargis, a French luxury confectioner. As well as fruit jellies and indulgent chocolates, you’ll find Mazet’s original ‘praslines’. These are crisp, caramelised almonds with a hint of vanilla, and are made to a recipe that was originally developed for the court of Louis XIII. This is one advent calendar that will make you feel like a royal every day.
The Mozart chocolate & marzipan advent calendar is the only way for marzipan lovers to count down the days until Christmas! The large advent calendar is filled with an assortment of some of the finest German marzipan, made near Austria's Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace.
Within layers of milk and dark chocolate, you’ll discover soft marzipan made from specially selected pistachios and almonds. There’s also hidden delights like hazelnut praline and coffee cream truffles.
Chocolates and advent go together like strawberries and cream. Even more so when the chocolate is some of the finest in Belgium! Count the days until Christmas with an assortment of 24 mini bars and Neapolitan squares of Café Tasse chocolate.
As well as fine examples of milk, dark and white chocolate, you’ll find some of their most popular flavours. Think Earl Grey tea, coconut, caramelised hazelnut and more. Embrace your inner child and scoff each morning as soon as you wake up, or do the adult thing and save your little bites of luxury until your afternoon coffee.