Food fans know that Christmas is the best time of year – there are so many mouth-watering treats to be had.
Well the bon vivants out there will be pleased to know that you don’t have to wait till the big day to indulge, thanks to the amazing range of decadent foodie advent calendars out there to be savored.
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You can get an advent calendar totally devoted to cheese, and there are options featuring gourmet popcorn and marshmallows. And then there’s Fortnum & Mason's stellar offering…
We’ve gathered together the best, so keep scrolling and make your choice for a delicious festive countdown.
Pork Scratching advent calendar for 2020
Well this is a bit different! Behind each of the 24 windows in this foodie advent calendar you’ll find a mini bag of deliciously flavoured pork scratchings – from Slow BBQ to Marvellous Maple and even Salt ‘N Vinegar. All so tangy and moreish – possibly the winner of the ‘Advent calendar we never knew existed but want immediately’ award.
Snaffling Pig 2020 Pork scratching advent calendar, £15.99, Snaffling Pig
Chilli lovers advent calendar for 2020
Do you know someone who likes it hot when it comes to their food and can’t get enough of chilli? This foodie advent calendar comes with a new hot sauce to try every day – definitely one to spice up December with flavours like Dragon’s breath Chilli sauce, Indian Tigerblood Chilli sauce and Egyptian Fire Scarab Chilli Sauce.
24 days of hot sauce advent calendar, £19.96, Amazon
Gourmet jam and honey advent calendar for 2020
If you're a fan of preserves then you'll be in heaven with this foodie advent calendar. The limited-edition Bonne Maman advent calendar lets jam lovers count down to Christmas with 24 different mini jars of fruit spreads and honey. Some of the standout flavours include Apricot with Lavender, Cherry with Christmas Spice, Fig with Cardamom, Honey, Lemon & Yuzu, Mandarin, Sweet Orange and Passion Fruit, and many more.
Bonne Maman Limited edition calendar, £26.49, Amazon
Retro Sweets advent calendar for 2020
This bargainous sweets advent calendar is packed with some of the classics you will no doubt remember from your childhood. Refreshers, Drumstick Squashies, Parma Violets, Fizzlers, Love hearts, Drumsticks... ring any bells?
Swizzels sweet factory advent calendar, £13.99, Amazon
Luxury herbal tea calendar for 2020
All about the tea? Pukka’s tea advent calendar is the perfect choice then, hands down. Countdown to the big day with 24 tea bags of best-selling, ethically sourced Pukka flavours, including wonderberry green, peppermint & licorice and blackcurrant beauty.
Pukka herbal tea advent calendar Christmas selection, £8.55, Amazon
Gourmet cheese advent calendar for 2020
Welcome to cheese heaven! This foodie advent calendar from the Chuckling Cheese Company features 24 mini cheddar cheese truckles in mouth-watering flavours including orange & Whiskey, Caramelised Red Onion and even Christmas Pudding! Just make sure you store it in the fridge! ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Merry Cheesemas Cheese advent calendar, £39.99, Amazon
Gourmet popcorn advent calendar for 2020
Popcorn never tasted so good, seriously. Joe & Seph’s foodie advent calender offering contains 24 bags of their award-winning popcorn in 19 different flavours, with highlights including Banoffee Pie, Caramel & White Chocolate and Toffee Apple & Cinamon. Oh, and they save the best till last – the milk chocolate popcorn bites are the treat behind door 24. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Joe & Seph’s Popcorn Advent Calendar, £26.99, Amazon
Gourmet marshmallow advent calendar for 2020
The gourmet marshmallow advent calendar is back for its fourth year, with 25 hand-made marshmallows to enjoy. There are 12 different flavours, including Vanilla Bean, Candy Floss and Cookies & Cream. There’s an extra treat on Christmas day – a milk chocolate enrobed vanilla marshmallow bar made using yummy Belgian milk chocolate. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Naked Marshmallow advent calendar, £21.99, Amazon
Fortnum & Mason’s feasting advent calendar for 2020
If money is no object, then this is the one for true gourmands. There really is no better way to countdown to Christmas than with a luxury foodie advent calendar from Fortnum & Mason each day, up until and including 25 December. There is a bit of everything, from tea and coffee to confectionary and biscuits, preserves and condiments, with highlights including Salted Caramel Florentines, Fortnum's Pickle and a quarter Champagne Bottle. Heavenly! ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Fortnum's Feasting advent calendar, £200, Fortnum & Mason
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Luxury beer advent calendar for 2020
Not only does this great calendar come packed with 24 distinctive beers from 24 world-class brewers, but it also has a month full of fun activities that relate to each daily offering. This means that in addition to opening up a different beer every day, you’ll get access to virtual events, tastings and festive content. And delivery is free, which is a nice touch! ***Too late for 2020 delivery, one to keep in mind for next year!
Beerwulf's beer advent calendar, £61.99, Beerwulf
Gourmet jelly beans advent calendar for 2020
if you have a sweet tooth then this is the one. You get 24 mini bags of treats from the original gourmet jelly bean company Jelly Belly – perfect for sharing and the flavours are out of this world, from tropical – like Kiwi and Strawberry Daiquiri to ice cream flavours like Birthday Cake and Chocolate Mint. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Jelly Belly Christmas advent Calendar, £12.99, Amazon
Nuts and gourmet snacks advent calendar for 2020
The Muchkings foodie advent calendar is a great one for anyone who’s nuts about nuts, and similar snacks. You’ll find Chocolate peanuts & Yoghurt raisins, smoked paprika coated peanuts and wasabi peanuts among the 24 surprises to open. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Munchkings Christmas advent calendar, £29.99, Amazon
Crisps advent calendar for 2020
Yes, you can even get a crisps advent calendar! Pringles have thrown their hat into the ring with their 12-day advent calendar for savoury fans, there are four different flavours to open, with a different tub each day. ***Currently out of stock but keep checking back for restocks
Pringles 12 days Christmas advent calendar, £22, Amazon
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