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THE Best Food & Drink Calendars for 2022

Best Food & Drink Calendars 2022

It's beginning to look a lot like... the time to choose your 2022 advent calendar. Artisan and independent retailers are pulling out all the stops this year to catch your eye with show stopping and original tasty food and drink calendar ideas. Here’s our pick of the best food & drink advent calendars hitting shelves this season featuring some old faves and brand new ideas for your 2022 advent countdown.

Bird & Blend Advent Calendar

We’re huge fans of Bird & Blend at Chatting Food. You can step into any of their stores and select from over 100 inventive and enchanting loose tea blends. It’s like a sweetie shop for adults. We're digging this year’s bright Christmas Tree design and inside you can countdown to Christmas with a daily duo of delicious and fully plastic free tea parcels. Start each December day with delightful winter flavours including Snowball, Mulled Cider and Cold Weather Warrior plus our favourite Tea & Toast! This is the ultimate advent for any tea appreciator and will give you an opportunity for a few minutes of uninterrupted joy in the busy craze of December.

Bird & Blend Advent Calendar, £38

Candyfloss Calendar – Editor's pick!

Here’s a calendar that Elf would wholeheartedly approve of. We’re pretty sure he declared candyfloss was one of the five main food groups for him and the elves in the North Pole. New from JB Treat Carts, the Christmas Candyfloss Advent Calendar features 25 different flavours that will get you in the mood for celebratory season including Christmas Pudding, Chocolate Orange and Apple & Cinnamon! Bring back childhood memories with daily deliciousness behind each peach pink door. This calendar’s great for big and small kids in equal measures.

JB Treat Carts Candy Floss Calendar, £39.99

St Austell Beer Advent Calendar

Calling all beer lovers, this Christmas St Austell Brewery is bringing back its much-loved Beer Advent Calendar filled with a selection of 24 brews from St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales all hand-picked by their head brewer Georgina Young. Discover new and classic seasonal beers and ales behind each day daily for the run up to Christmas including St Austell faves Proper Job and Tribute.

St Austell Brewery Beer Calendar, £79.99

Popcorn Shed's Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

Popcorn Shed have the ultimate alternative to chocolate this festive season. Their countdown to Christmas offers a bag of popcorn daily with six rotating flavours. Popcorn Shed uses an artisan cooking process by making a fresh caramel batch with each production run, resulting in a deep, rich flavour which provides a lovely texture to every single kernel. Work your way through their Great Taste Award winning Salted Caramel, Cookies & Cream and our favourite – pecan pie. Offered in vegan and dairy versions.

Popcorn Shed Popcorn Calendar, £21.99

Tony Chocolonely’s Big Countdown Calendar – BEST SUSTAINABLE BUY

Tony’s Chocolonely is bright, bold and on a mission to eradicate slavery in the cocoa trade. They work with fully traceable farmers and pay a higher price to farmers to offer proper income to run their farms. Their rainbow of chocolate flavours are also banging! Reveal a mini Tony’s choc behind each calendar door in this flavour-packed countdown to Christmas. Pretzel toffee, raspberry popping candy and caramel sea salt will get you in the mood for the big day.

Tony Chocolonely’s Big Countdown Calendar, £12.99

The Original Cake Co. Calendar

This one had us at the word CAKE! Something we’ve not seen before, artisan bakery The Original Cake Co. has launched the one and only cake calendar. 24 individually wrapped hand-decorated and gorgeous hand-baked chocolate truffle cakes and luxury fruit cakes lie behind each door of this equally pleasing graphic calendar front. This is sure to delight young and old in equal measure. I've ordered one for my granny!

The Original Cake Co Calendar, £39.95

Petrossian 2022 Luxury Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Go luxe with Petrossian's decadent countdown to Christmas in chocolate covered nuts and cluster form. Their limited-edition advent calendar features a festive illustration by Marie Doazan and depicts a Christmas meal onboard a boat with glamorous party goers in attendance. Open the windows daily to reveal chocolate coated nuts and praline each crafted by French artisans. Keep your eyes peeled as three lucky people will also find a special golden ticket inside their calendar to win a tin of Petrossian caviar.

Petrossian 2022 Luxury Limited Edition Advent Calendar, £47

Just Spices is bringing a whole lot of spicy fun to the Christmas countdown.

Available in large and small, the popular Just Spices Advent Calendars are coming to the UK and are the perfect way to jazz up a jaded spice cupboard, bringing brilliant new flavours to home cooking. The calendars feature a variety of the spice blends from bestsellers like Bolognese Seasoning; Pasta Allrounder; Coffee Kiss; Chips Seasoning and so many more. From breakfast through to midnight feasts, every meal will be taken to delicious new heights with Just Spices.

The large Advent Calendar includes 24 full size spice cans; the Avocado Topping Special Edition in the 24th door (not available anywhere else); a voucher card and a complimentary Just Spices Cookbook. The cookbook is a gift in itself with over 50 recipes for a whole host of delicious and worth £24.99.

The large Calendar is available to buy from August for £109.99 via

The small Advent Calendar also contains 24 spices, in try out sachets, also with one full size can of the special edition Avocado Topping. It is available to buy from August for £34.99 via In every door, customers can find a fitting recipe card for their daily cooking inspiration. The small calendar makes an ideal gift for friends and family.


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