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Chocolate advent calendar guide

By Anthony Myers contact

- Last updated on GMT

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Not bought a chocolate advent calendar yet? Here is a selection to help you choose and get in the festive mood, from vegan options to luxury best buy ...

Tony's Countdown Calendar £19.50

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Individually wrapped Belgian Fairtrade dark, milk, white chocolate with almond, hazelnut, nougat, sea salt, caramel, pretzel, freeze-dried raspberry and crackling sugar, the company’s vision is 100% slave-free chocolate, not just its own chocolate, but all chocolate worldwide. Its chocolate bars aren't equally divided because Tony’s claim that the chocolate industry is unequally divided. “The profits aren't shared equally, so our bars can't be either​”.

Nestle Advent Calendar £14.50

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Countdown to Christmas with Nestle’s traditional calendar with a selection of Smarties, Aero and KitKat.  Behind each labelled door is a different way to say “Happy Holidays”, as well as one of many of the company’s favourite chocolatey treats. Plus, they’re all naturally flavoured and made with 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, certified by UTZ.

Lindt LINDOR Assorted Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar £11.00

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A classic chocolate-filled advent calendar never gets old. Especially when it’s filled with LINDOR chocolate. This calendar is filled with a variety of gourmet Swiss chocolates hiding behind each door. Maybe you’ll even discover a new favourite flavour?

Hotel Chocolat The Advent Calendar 40% Milk Chocolate £11.05

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Behind each door of Hotel Chocolat's Advent Calendar you'll find reindeer, penguins, snowmen Santas and spruces, each cast in smooth, creamy 40% milk chocolate.

Kinder Chocolate Advent Calendar House £7.49

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Kinder Chocolate Advent Calendar House, Chocolate Christmas Gift Containing a toy!  Each Kinder mix contains a delicious assortment of filled milk chocolates and mini wafers. More milk, less Cocoa for this option.

Vegan options

H!P 2022 Oat Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar £10

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Described by veganfoodandliving.com as ‘best for flavour’, the H!P 2022 Oat Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar is produced using slavery free, single origin Colombian chocolate and deliciously creamy oat milk and includes x4 different flavours of plant powered squares to enjoy: Original, Salted Caramel, White and Gingerbread. Perfect for both vegans & flexitarians in 100% plastic-free, recyclable packaging.

NOMO Premium Caramel Advent Calendar £10

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The tasty dairy-free advent calendar even comes with a full-sized caramel bar for a Christmas day surprise, and is made in a dedicated free-from facility and guaranteeing that they’re free from gluten, dairy and nuts.

OMBAR Oat M'lk Advent Calendar £10

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OMBAR, the vegan chocolate challenger brand, is launching its first Oat M'lk Advent Calendar with sustainability at its core, claiming less than half the carbon emissions of mainstream milk chocolate. Not only that but OMBAR is also launching a new festive flavour: Spiced Orange Hazelnut Truffle. 

Moo Free White Chocolate Advent Calendar £3.99

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Described as best for vegan white chocolate fans, by veganfoodandliving.com​, Moo Free White Chocolate Advent Calendar will satisfy your sweet tooth with its vegan white chocolate selection. The chocolate is smooth with lovely vanilla flavour that lingers delightfully on the palate. One thing to note is that unfortunately this calendar is not plastic-free as the chocolates sit in a plastic tray (although this is fully recyclable).

Luxury Advent Calendar

Love Cocoa Advent Calendars £25-£12

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Chocolate lovers can choose from not one, but two chocolate calendars this year. A Luxury Truffle Calendar with delectable truffles behind every door and a surprise chocolate bar on the 24th​, RSP £25 (stockists include l​ovecocoa.com + J​ohn Lewis). And there’s also a more traditional version - a Luxury Chocolate Calendar with chocolate squares featuring some of Love Cocoa's best-selling flavours, RSP £12 (stockists include lovecocoa.com + Amazon). Both calendars are beautifully illustrated, showing a festive London scene with gold embossing and are 100% plastic free.

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