The best foodie advent calendars to get you in the Christmas spirit

There’s no doubt about it, we all love a classic chocolate advent calendar… but did you know there are so many other food-filled advent calendars out there? From cheese to popcorn, there’s something for everyone… so why not try something a little different this Christmas?

We’ve done the research for you and chosen our favourite advent calendars of 2021 to get you in the festive spirit. Without further ado, here are our recommendations:

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

For all you popcorn lovers out there, Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar will be right up your street. This advent calendar features 19 unique flavours hidden behind its doors, and a special chocolatey treat on Day 24. With a whopping 175g of handmade popcorn, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Tony’s Chocolonely Fairtrade Countdown Calendar

For those looking to stick to a classic chocolate advent calendar but wanting something a bit more exciting than the usual supermarket option, Tony’s Chocolonely Aftelkalender is the one for you! The brand’s first-ever GIANT advent calendar features 24 tiny Tony’s bars, giving you the perfect opportunity to indulge in 10 different flavours – from freeze-dried raspberry to popping sugar. The chocolates are Fairtrade, and you can even use the trays in the calendar to grow plants – supporting the planet as well as your grumbling tummy!

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some cheese. So why not opt for a cheese-themed advent calendar this December? The Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar – the world’s first and only cheese advent – offers 24 individually wrapped cheeses, from Applewood and Wensleydale to Gingerbread flavour! There’s even a cheesy joke behind every door – what more could you want?

Selfridges Festive Mini Mince Pie Advent Calendar

For those looking for an advent calendar on the fancier side, Selfridges have the one for you. Their Festive Mini Mince Pie Advent Calendar includes indulgent mince pies of extraordinary flavours, from citrus to almond, and there’s even a treat for Christmas Day. Forming part of Selfridges’ sustainable product range, Project Earth, the calendar supports supply chains that prioritise community and worker wellbeing to create a more sustainable future for our planet and its people.