Feature: The Top 5 Advent Calendars To Treat Yourself To This Christmas

With the countdown to Christmas finally here, we thought it was only right to round-up the best ways to count down the days, in the only way we know how – with food.


Writer Amanda Bootes hunts down the top five calendars to get you in the mood, whether you have been naughty or nice!



Get all Continental with Thorntons


Strictly for adults, Thorntons have created a crisp white designed box adorned with golden Christmas trees and snowflakes for a more classy affair. Behind each door is a range of their delectable and best-selling milk, dark and white chocolates with a very special treat on Christmas Eve – if you can hold off that long!


Available from thorntons.co.uk RRP: £11





Free-from, but not free-from taste with Plamil Foods



Dairy-free, gluten-free and organic So Free have a range of calendars for every taste and mood. Their milk and white calendars are joined by a smooth cocoa and coconut variety for only the nicest boys and girls. These free-from treats are the perfect alternative from the traditional chocolate varieties and taste even better (in our opinion!)


Available from Plamilfoods.co.uk RRP: £4.95






Make everyday POP with Joe and Seph!


Gourmet popcorn chef and connoisseur Joe and Seph’s have truly outdone themselves with this creation which keeps you spoiled for choice with delightfully festive flavours behind each window – and corny jokes to see you right through until Christmas. Designed as a beautiful snow-covered Victorian shopping front, it’s as beautiful as it is delicious!


Available from joeandsephs.co.uk RRP: £25


Indulge with Bells on Livia’s

The best-loved gluten-free, vegan treat Livia’s has brought back her sold-out calendar the Indulgence with Bells On which includes a little indulgence in every window. The calendar is brimming with deliciousness from Livia’s heavenly Nugglets to goey Million Squares and the dreamy DUNX for Christmas Eve. Happy Treatmas, indeed!


Available from livias.co.uk RRP: £39.99





Protein-Packed with Grenade

Christmas has got even tastier this year with the UK’s leading sports nutrition brand Grenade and their Carb Killa Protein Packed calendar. Perfect for those who still want to indulge but not lose track of their goals.


Each window is packed with a high protein, low sugar tasty treat in the form of Cookie Dough, Peanut Nutter, Gingerbread and Fudge Brownie.


Available exclusively from Grenade.com. RRP: £44.99




Chatting Food Contributor: Amanda Bootes



Amanda is a gluten-free ex-chef turned recipe creator and food journalist with an insatiable hunger on her quest for the perfect dish. She’s currently on the hunt to find the ultimate tale-worthy culinary delights that excite both in and out of kitchens across the world where double dunking is not only allowed, but actively encouraged.





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