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18 Best Advent Calendars for Foodies 2021: From Gourmet Cheese to Pringle Chips

Catherine Robinson

Foodies know it Christmas is the best time of year – there are so many mouth-watering treats to be had. Good bon vivants will be delighted to know that you don’t have to wait for the big day to treat yourself, thanks to the incredible range of decadent gourmands advent calendars available.

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You can get an Advent calendar all about cheese, and there are options featuring gourmet popcorn and marshmallows. And then there’s Fortnum & Mason’s stellar offering… We’ve rounded up the best, so keep scrolling and take your pick for a delicious festive countdown.

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Snaffling Pig 2021 Scratch Advent Calendar, £16.99, I want one of these


Behind each of the 24 windows of this gourmet advent calendar, you’ll find a mini bag of deliciously flavored pork scratchings – from Perfectly Salted to Marvelous Maple and even Pigs in Blankets. All so pungent and more indulgent – perhaps the winner of the ‘Advent Calendar we didn’t know existed but immediately want’ prize.

Cartwright & Butler Luxury Advent Calendar for 2021


The Cartwright & Butler Advent Calendar, £200, Cartwright and butler


Well that’s a bit special! This gigantic, beautifully illustrated advent calendar is a foodie’s dream. It features 24 pull-out drawers filled with full-size editions of Cartwright & Butler’s best-selling goodies including; sweet and savory biscuits, jams, hot drinks, cakes and confectionery. Yum!

Cheese Advent Calendar 2021


Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar, £28.99, Amazon


Welcome to cheese heaven! This Gourmet Advent Calendar from Ilchester features 24 individually wrapped mini cheeses in mouth-watering flavors including Jarlsberg, Applewood, Mexicana and even Wensleydale and Gingerbread! It is designed to fit perfectly on your fridge door.

Almond paste and praline gourmet advent calendar 2021


Niederegger Father Christmas Advent Calendar, £35, john lewis


This beautiful Santa Claus illustration calendar is one of John Lewis’s best sellers, and at just £35 it’s loaded with marzipan, truffles, pralines and, more often than not, has more candy per window! Niederegger Marzipan is made in Germany, from 100% the finest marzipan, made using traditional roasting cauldrons and with production overseen by a master confectioner, so it’s definitely a calendar of the year. advent for gourmets.

Advent calendar 2021 with nut butter

Pip-and-nut Advent Calendar

The Nut Butter Cup Advent Calendar, £20, Seed & Nuts


Pip & Nut has launched its first ever Advent Calendar, filled with 24 individually wrapped dark chocolate and nut butter cups (life size). As well as being vegan and sustainably sourced, for every advent calendar sold, they will donate three jars of peanut butter to a local London food bank.

Gourmet jam and honey 2021 advent calendar


Bonne Maman limited edition calendar, £26.49, Amazon


If you’re a fan of preserves, you’ll be in heaven with this gourmet advent calendar. The limited-edition Bonne Maman Advent Calendar lets jam lovers count down to Christmas with 24 different mini jars of fruit and honey spreads. Some of the standout flavors include Lavender Apricot, Christmas Spice Cherry, Cardamom Fig, Honey, Lemon and Yuzu, Tangerine, Sweet Orange and Passion Fruit, and many others.

Gourmet Chilli Powders Advent Calendar for 2021


Gourmet Chilli Powders Advent Calendar, £39.99, NotOnTheHighStreet


Do you know someone who loves spiciness when it comes to their food and can’t get enough of chili? This gourmet advent calendar features a new chili pepper from around the world to try every day – definitely one to spice up December, from the legendary Carolina Reaper with fruity flavors from Mexico and colorful chili peppers from India.

Retro candy advent calendar for 2021


Swizzels sweet factory advent calendar, £9.04, Amazon


This inexpensive advent calendar is filled with some of the classics you’ll no doubt remember from your childhood. Refreshers, Drumstick Squashies, Parma Violets, Fizzlers, Love hearts, Drumsticks… does that ring a bell?

Licorice Luxury Advent Calendar for 2021


LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW – Licorice Advent Calendar 2021, $49, Amazon


This is an advent calendar for those who love luxury confectionery. You get 24 sweet delights featuring gourmet Scandinavian licorice. With 100% recyclable packaging and a sleek modern Scandi design, this is a stylish and delicious advent calendar for foodies.

Luxury Herbal Tea Calendar for 2021


Christmas Selection Pukka Herbal Tea Advent Calendar, £8.55, Amazon


All about tea? Then the Pukka Tea Advent Calendar is a perfect choice. Countdown to the big day with 24 tea bags of Pukka’s best-selling, ethically sourced flavors, including the beauty of green, peppermint and licorice and blackcurrant.

Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar 2021


Joe & Seph Popcorn Advent Calendar, £29.99, Amazon


Popcorn has never tasted so good, seriously. Joe & Seph’s foodie Advent calendar offering features 24 bags of their award-winning popcorn in 19 different flavors, with highlights including Banoffee Pie, Caramel & White Chocolate and Toffee Apple & Cinamon. Oh, and they save the best until last – the milk chocolate popcorn bites are the treat behind door 24.

Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar 2021


Nude Marshmallow Advent Calendar, £18.95, NotOnTheHighStreet


The Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar is back for its fourth year, with 25 artisan marshmallows to enjoy. There are 12 different flavors including Vanilla Bean, Candy Floss, and Cookies & Cream. There’s an extra treat on Christmas Day – a milk chocolate covered vanilla marshmallow bar made with delicious Belgian milk chocolate.

Advent calendar jams and marmalades 2021

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Tiptree jam advent calendar, £29.58, Amazon


For a very British advent calendar, look no further than this festive London bus filled with a selection of jams and marmalades. To be enjoyed on toast, with a pastry, in porridge, or for a festive cream tea.

The Fortnum & Mason Feast Advent Calendar for 2021

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Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar, £200, Fortnum & Mason


If money isn’t an issue, then it’s the real foodie’s. There really is no better way to count down to Christmas than with a deluxe gourmet advent calendar from Fortnum & Mason every day, up to and including December 25th. There’s a bit of everything from tea and coffee to sweets and cookies, preserves and condiments, with highlights like pistachio and clotted cream cookies, brandy butter and a quarter bottle of champagne. Celestial!

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Luxury beer advent calendar for 2021


Beerwulf Beer Advent Calendar, £61.99, Beerwulf


Not only does this great calendar feature 24 distinctive beers from 24 world-class brewers, it also features a month full of fun activities tied into each daily offering. This means that in addition to opening a different beer every day, you will have access to virtual events, tastings and festive content. And delivery is free, which is a good idea!

HARIBO Advent Calendar 2021


HARIBO Advent Calendar£12.99, Amazon


Everyone’s favorite treats now come in the form of a 24-day advent calendar. Expect HARIBO favorites from around the world with Tropifrutti, Goldbears and MAOAM all included. One for children and adults.

Nuts and Gourmet Snacks Advent Calendar for 2021


Munchkings Christmas Advent Calendar, £39.99, Amazon


The Muchkings Foodie Advent Calendar is ideal for anyone who loves nuts and similar snacks. You’ll find Chocolate Peanuts & Yogurt Raisins, Smoked Paprika Coated Peanuts and Wasabi Peanuts among the 24 surprises to open.

Crisps Advent Calendar for 2021


Pringles 12 Day Christmas Advent Calendar, £24.98, Amazon


Yes, you can even get a potato chip advent calendar! Pringles has thrown its hat into the ring with its 12-day advent calendar for salty fans, there are four different flavors to open, with a different jar each day.

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