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.
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The Best Foodie Advent Calendars for Adults in 2021
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!
What Makes a Great Advent Calendar?
We've brought together a selection of calendars here that are full of surprises. Plus some calendars you won't find anywhere else. Each year, we spend months sourcing the finest Advent treats from the world's best producers – from Danish liquorice to iconic Flying Goose sriracha.
COMING SOON! Click Notify Me on the product page, to hear as soon as the calendar arrives in our warehouse. For the first time ever, countdown to Christmas with 12 different flavours of sriracha! An exclusive partnership between Sous Chef and world-renowned sriracha makers Flying Goose. Treat the sriracha-lover in your life to a calendar they’ll love opening throughout December. The 12 Days of Sriracha is fun, festive and full of flavour. Plus, this calendar makes a fantastic Christmas gift.
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.
Back for a second year, the hugely popular Spice Discovery calendar is packed with unusual flavours from around the world. The smart box calendar opens up to reveal individual sachets, each one complete with tasting notes and recipe ideas, be it cubeb pepper crème anglaise to ma khaen berry marinade, or a festive mulled wine.
This stunning 3D calendar comes from Neuhaus Chocolates – one of the finest chocolate houses in Belgium, perhaps the world. The silky smooth chocolate is beautifully delicate and has a wonderful snap, all blended with exquisite ingredients, carefully sourced for the very best flavour. Each window stands vertically, creating a beautiful festive scene in the run-up to Christmas.
Or go for the fun 2D version from Neuhaus – also filled with beautiful Belgian pralines. Decorated with a cheerful European market scene. Filled with 25 of Neuhaus’ best-loved chocolates, from hazelnut pralines to pure caramels and sesame centres, this sweet advent calendar is a real treat for both children and adults.
Mazet are heralded as the creators of the French caramel almond praline. Their charming Advent calendar is filled with signature pralines, aromatic fruit jellies and beautiful chocolate treats. Mazet has been producing pralines and chocolates from their workshop in Montargis since 1903. The recipe for their famous grilled and caramelised almonds is the same today as when it was invented for the court of Louis XIII in 1636, and Mazet is synonymous with this iconic French candy.
Venchi's Chocolate Advent calendar features beautiful Italian chocolate, from the makers who have been creating exquisite chocolate since 1878. The classically illustrated calendar makes a wonderful gift, and will make the countdown to Christmas just a little bit sweeter.
Filled with the finest German marzipan, in a variety of flavours, the Mozart chocolate & marzipan advent calendar is the only way for marzipan lovers to count down to Christmas. The large advent calendar is filled with an assortment of some of the finest German marzipan. There’s also hidden delights like hazelnut praline and coffee cream truffles.
From one of Belgium's finest chocolate makers, enjoy the signature tablet chocolates that are traditionally served alongside a morning coffee in Europe. The smart gold and red calendar looks resplendent and you'll look forward to the delicate, silky chocolate every morning in the run-up to the big day!
The Tony's Chocolonely Big Tiny Christmas Advent calendar includes colourful wrapped pieces of your favourite flavours from ethical chocolate brand, with a cult following. The flavours include sea salt, caramel, pretzel, nougat and raspberry to name just a few! All made with Fairtrade milk and traceable cocoa beans.