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M&S Is Selling A Colin The Caterpillar Advent Calendar

Plus, eight other foodie treats to help you count down to the big day.

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December is known as a month to indulge and enjoy all the delights the season has to offer. Luckily for those who love a little surprise alongside their traditional Christmas fare, these food advent calendars will make your countdown to Christmas extra delicious.

The festive season is often packed with work Christmas dos, family parties, winter events, and all of the above can come with a lot of good food. As we get used to our “new normal,” we may see some of this return after a quiet 2020, however it will likely still be more of a muted affair than previous years for many. In light of this, spending a little more than usual on advent calendars in order to bring the party to you could be an excellent plan.

The rise of the luxury advent calendar has been pretty well documented and thanks to the likes of boozy offerings, beauty-focused options, and all manner of creative calendars, chocolate ones now seem a little old school. For the foodies among us though, all of the above are nothing compared to counting the days until Father Christmas arrives with an array of stunning snacks. Ones that you won't be willing to leave out for the big guy on Christmas Eve.

So here's a sample of some absolutely scrumptious advent calendars so you can feast your way through December in style.

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1

The Super Luxe One

This bad boy may be super pricey, but it’ll be an absolute adventure for the most committed foodies around. It’s packed to the brim of posh treats, including biscuits, teas, drinks, and more. You won’t regret investing.

2

The Posh Popcorn One

Big popcorn fan? It doesn’t get much fancier than Joe & Seph’s, which specialises in flavours such as orange chocolate, salted caramel, and gingerbread. Their calendar features some of the brand’s most iconic, including dairy milk chocolate popcorn bites for the big day on the 25th.

3

The Shortbread-Lover’s Dream

When it comes to biscuits, Walkers Shortbread is top tier, so naturally the brand made an advent calendar full of the stuff. It comes out online on Oct. 4, so set a reminder now.

4

The Fancy Chocolate One

Hotel Chocolat has plenty of brilliant Christmas finds including several advent calendars. This year, their Grand edition is at the top of the wish list, as it features everything from festive to the brand’s excellent chocolate trees and wreaths.

5

The Classic Chocolate One With A Twist

No foodie advent calendar list is complete without a Cadbury’s addition, and this year it’s the 3D option that’s taking centre stage. Hidden inside the impressive structure are treats like Cadbury mini hollow figures, Cadbury treat bags, and 22 Cadbury treatsize chocolate bars.

6

The Childhood Fave

M&S has finally given the people what they want — a Colin advent calendar, and it’s seriously cute. As well as having 24 mini Colin faces and a giant one for xmas day, the calendar also looks great and transforms into a giant caterpillar as you open each door. Available in store now.

7

The Kinder Bueno One

Love Kinder Bueno in all its forms? You won’t want to miss out on this calendar, featuring classic milk chocolate, as well as white and dark chocolate bueno squares. It will be available to shop in supermarkets and online nationwide from late September.

8

The Tea-Lover’s Dream

When it comes to tea, you may think the humble breakfast brew can’t be topped. But this calendar is here to introduce you to whole host of new flavours that might just change your mind. It may sound pricey but not only are Newby teas known for their quality, but there are also 96 teabags in total in the calendar as some doors contain multiple sachets. Go on, treat yourself.

9

The Hot Sauce Lover’s Dream

Hot sauce stans unite: this calendar is just what you need to keep your stash topped up through the festive season and beyond. It contains 12x 200ml bottles of different sriracha flavours from Flying Goose and is perfect as an alternative to sweet treats. Available from mid-November.

10

The Chocolonely’s Special

The first Tony’s Chocolonely advent calendar has a mission beyond making your Christmas countdown sweeter, which is to make 100% slave free chocolate the norm. Every bite-size choc comes with a bitter truth about the chocolate industry. The fairtrade cocoa, free of palm oil and plastic packaging is an education and a treat in one.

Remember to order your calendar sooner rather than later because as we all know, time flies when you're snacking.