PUBLISHED: 16:39, Sun, Nov 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:08, Sun, Nov 3, 2019
As the days get colder and Christmas is getting closer, it might be time to look at what will be the top chocolate advent calendars this year, before you miss out. Many shops are already filling the shelves with festive gifts, decorations and foods in preparation for Christmas, but the most popular item of all? Chocolate advent calendars. Although, traditionally reserved for children, advent calendars over the last few years have gained momentum and have also become a popular treat in the days leading up to Christmas with adults too. From Beauty to alcohol, from cheese to biscuits, it seems that all retailers are getting involved in the action. Express.co.uk rounds up some of the best chocolate advent calendars available for you to buy this year.
Topping the list is Thornton’s Continental Advent Calendar, £11.
One for the adults! A crisp white design stunningly adorned with golden Christmas trees and snowflakes the advent calendar contains an assortment of milk, dark and white chocolates enclosed in the festively decorated box, and an individual Viennese bar for Christmas Eve, counting down to Christmas Day is extra luxurious with the new Continental Advent Calendar.
Currently, the Advent Calendar is available for purchase directly from Thornton’s website and Tesco. The luxury chocolate advent calendar is only £11, and is well worth the buy.
Uber luxury Lilly O’Brien’s advent calendar, £25.
Make it a Christmas to remember this year with luxury Irish chocolatiers Lily O’Brien’s. Returning this year with another exquisite range of chocolates to treat loved ones, why not try the Lilly O’Brian’s advent calendar which comes in the shape of a house. It makes for the perfect gift this Christmas and ensures a magical and festive countdown to the 25th.
Each house contains 28 chocolates in total, including flavours like Sticky Toffee, Honeycomb Crunch, Milk Chocolate Truffle and a Zesty Chocolate Orange.
The advent calendar retails for £25 and is available to purchase from www.lillyobriens.co.uk
Chocolate advent calendar 2019: The best this Christmas including Thornton’s and Lilly O’Brien’s (Image: Getty Images/Thornton's/Lilly O'Brien's)
Count down to Christmas with the ultimate large advent calendar from Hotel Chocolate (Image: Hotel Chocolate )
Hotel Chocolate - The Grand Advent Calendar, £68
Count down to Christmas with the ultimate large advent calendar, enjoy daily luxuries: chocolate, crackers award-winning alcohol’s … It isn't the season to do things by half.
This epic two-sided advent calendar is so full of gifts it’s a Christmas present all by itself.
Daily surprises include - spoiler alert- salted caramel vodka liquor (with the World’s Best Vodka at the World Liqueur Awards 2019), crackers filled with pecan praline, a melting smooth hazelnut buche and a great tasting award-winning cocoa gin. Make their (or your) every day merry and brighter.
The After Eight Big Ben Advent Calendar, £10
If you’ve got a big fan of After Eight mints in your life, treat them this Christmas to this magical advent calendar stuffed full of assorted dark and white chocolates with mint flavouring.
A luxurious 3D advent calendar featuring 24 individually wrapped dark and white mint chocolate available in seven different varieties.
The gorgeous calendar is designed in the shape of Big Ben and ad a gold sleight embossed at the front.
This advent calendar is exclusively available at Tesco for £10
The 3D Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar, £15