Top 10 Food Based Advent Calendars 2019

21st October 2019


It’s crazy how many advent calendars there are this year, and it’s not just beauty advent calendars that are super popular this year. There’s advent calendars for almost everything such as jewellery, candles, sex toys and more. I have a few roundup posts coming up in the next few weeks in addition to my standalone advent calendar posts (which are now over 100 for this year alone), and the first in this top ten series is the top 10 food based advent calendars 2019.

Top 10 Food Based Advent Calendars 2019

Candy Kittens Advent Calendar £10

The first in my roundup of the top 10 food based advent calendars for 2019 comes from Candy Kittens. If you’re new to the Candy Kittens brand, it was originally created by Jamie Laing in 2012 as an innovative, gourmet sweet range that set out to focus on quality. They strive on using the best possible natural ingredients, and authentic flavours in beautiful packaging, the brand hasn’t looked back since.

Their sweets really are delicious, but they are quite pricey because they use such high quality ingredients so a calendar like this is fab as you can try multiple Candy Kitten varieties. The calendar even has a white circle where you can write a message of your choice, or a recipients name and then there’s a silver scratchcard like material so the recipient can then scratch off the silver material to reveal the hidden message.

It’s very cute, and for £10 I think it’s such a great option if you’re not into the typical Cadbury’s or Mars advent calendars you can find in the supermarket. You can purchase the calendar on the Candy Kittens website directly or on the Boots website too. 


Lindt 3D Teddy Advent Calendar £15

Lindt have multiple different advent calendars to choose from this year, with varying prices too. Many of the under £10 offerings are available from most supermarkets, but they’ve introduced a couple of more special calendars which are bound to be popular with Lindt fans. My favourite was this 3D Teddy calendar which at £15 is quite pricey, but it contains 310g of products inside divided over 24 days. Inside the calendar there’s a delicious selection of Lindt favourites including their iconic Lindor chocolates, hollow teddy bears, reindeer and Santas. 


Fortnum’s Feasting Advent Calendar £200

I had to include a deliciously decadent calendar within the top 10 food based advent calendars roundup, and I decided upon this little beauty from Fortnum & Mason. F&M also have a beauty advent calendar this year, but if festive treats are more your thing, this calendar is the one although at £200 it’s crazy pricey too. It contains 25 different treats featuring things like tea, coffee, mustard, gin, biscuits and champagne, and I feel like this is a nice twist on the conventional Christmas hamper


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Advent Calendar £20

I absolutely adore Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and was absolutely gutted when I did my LifeLab Allergy and Intolerance Test, as I discovered I was allergic to hazelnuts and intolerant to peanuts. I think it was the result I was most disappointed about as Reese’s and Guylian were my favourite chocolate brands but now I can’t have either.

However this calendar is the cutest if you do love Reese’s as you get 23 miniature peanut butter cups, and on the last day you get a giant cup which is designed to look like a peanut butter cup. It’s such a fun idea, and I like that you then get to keep that mug forever once Advent is over.

TOP 10 FOOD BASED ADVENT CALENDARS - The Protein Ball Co. Advent Calendar

The Protein Ball Co. Advent Calendar £19.99

Do you know someone that’s obsessed with protein?! My OH definitely is as he’s a sport junkie and loves protein balls, and protein bars so this calendar would be perfect for him. It’s a limited edition advent calendar that gives you one of their protein balls behind each window in the calendar, containing a combination of six Vegan flavours. There’s also a special festive protein ball on Christmas Eve. Advent calendars are usually all about the decadent treats, so this is a good option for those that prefer an healthier alternative to sweets and treats.

TOP 10 FOOD BASED ADVENT CALENDARS - The Snaffling Pig Advent Calendar

The Snaffling Pig Advent Calendar £15

This one is a little bit niche as pork crackling isn’t for everyone, and I myself am not a fan. This is an A3 sized calendar containing all flavours of their best selling flavoured pork crackling in Black Pepper, Low and Slow BBQ, Marvellous Maple, Perfectly Salted, Pigs and Blankets and Salt and Vinegar. Behind each window there’s an 8g foil packet of pork crackling, and if you do like pork crackling, I’m sure you’ll like this one.

TOP 10 FOOD BASED ADVENT CALENDARS - Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar £24.99

OK a cheese advent calendar is something I can definitely get onboard with. This is a calendar that needs to be kept refrigerated at all times, and contains eight different varieties of cheese. Behind each of the doors, there’s a piece of cheese and a cheesy joke, and the cheeses included inside are the following: Jarlsberg, Applewood, Mexicana, Ilchester Cheddar Cheese, Ilchester Red Leicester Cheese, Ilchester Double Gloucester Cheese, Ilchester Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries & Ilchester Wensleydale Cheese and Gingerbread. I would seriously love this calendar, and it’s such a fun idea for an advent calendar. 

TOP 10 FOOD BASED ADVENT CALENDARS - Debenhams Chilli Sauce Advent Calendar

Debenhams Chilli Sauce Advent Calendar £18

If you like chilli sauce, Debenhams have the perfect calendar for you this year. This calendar gives you 24 days of chilli, with eight different flavours of hot chilli sauce with three 10ml sachets of each of the different flavours. I think this calendar is great for those who are difficult to buy for around Christmas time, but you know they enjoy spicy food. It’s not something I would enjoy myself, but because it was so unique I had to include it within my top 10 food based advent calendars roundup. 

TOP 10 FOOD BASED ADVENT CALENDARS - Popcorn Shed Advent Calendar

Popcorn Shed Advent Calendar £17.50

If you love popcorn, Popcorn Shed have you covered with this delicious gourmet popcorn advent calendar. It contains six flavours of their popcorn varieties and each day you receive a packet of popcorn which just sounds divine. The flavours include; Salted Caramel, Pop n Choc, Pecan Pie, Butterfly Nuts, Say Cheese and Berrylicious which are all incredible for popcorn flavours. 

TOP 10 FOOD BASED ADVENT CALENDARS - Kellogg's 12 Days of Cereal Advent Calendar

Kellogg’s 12 Days of Cereal Advent Calendar £20

The very last of my picks within my top ten of food based advent calendars is this one for cereal lovers in your life. It includes twelve different varieties of Kellogg’s cereal, as well as a super cute Kellogg’s bowl with the past famous characters from the brand. There’s no denying £20 is pricey for 12 mini boxes of cereal and a bowl, but it’s a cute calendar and so perfect for cereal obsessives. Plus the bowl is the perfect size for cereal, and it even has an handle too.

So they are my top ten picks this year for food. I’m thinking of featuring some other quirkier advent calendars, but it all depends on what launches over the coming weeks.

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