The best chocolate advent calendars for Christmas 2021

There are so many alternative advent calendars on offer nowadays, from beauty to jewellery to alcohol. But with all the different options, sometimes what we really want is just a good ol’ chocolate advent calendar to satisfy our cravings. That’s why we’ve put together some of the most mouth-watering chocolate advent calendars on sale this year.

Whether you’re a dark chocolate lover, vegan, or want something utterly luxurious, there’s bound to be something below that takes your fancy…

Chocolate advent calendars for adults

Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat advent calendar

The Everything Advent Calendar, £26, Hotel Chocolat

You can count on Hotel Chocolate to provide an advent calendar that feels luxurious, but doesn’t have a bank-breaking price tag. Inside, you’ll find 24 decadent pralines, truffles, and liqueurs in dark, milk and white chocolate. Flavours include Salted Espresso Martini, Lemon Cheesecake, Peanut Butter, Mango Smoothie and creamy Hazelnut Praline.

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum and Mason advent calendar

Fortnum’s Piccadilly Chocolate Advent Calendar, £22, Fortnum & Mason

We want this advent calendar for the box, if nothing else. Behind every door of the Piccadilly Chocolate Advent Calendar lies a delicious milk chocolate treat that’s been expertly crafted from 35 per cent minimum cocoa solids.

Montezuma’s

Montezumas advent calendar

Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar, £29.99, Montezuma’s

Indulge in a selection of milk, white and dark chocolate truffles thanks to Montezuma’s  advent calendar. Other advent calendars on offer from the brand are: Absolute Black 100 per cent Cocoa, Organic Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Kids Organic Milk and White Chocolate, and a milk-free kids’ calendar.

Pierre Marcolini

Magical Mountain advent calendar, £49, Pierre Marcolini

Pierre Marcolini’s advent calendar for 2021 takes us to ‘a magical ski resort nestled in the Italian mountains.’ Behind the slopes lie 24 delectable creations: gianduja bells, hearts, Pierre’s famous ‘Pralinés Anciens’, and other iconic Maison chocolates. Yum!

Ferrero Collection

Ferrero Rocher advent calendar

Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar, £12.50, Tesco

Christmas is coming – it’s time to crack open the Ferrero collection box. Or, keep them all to yourself with your very own advent calendar. Expect to find all of your favourites: the milk chocolate-covered hazelnut, the white, coconut-covered almond and the whole almond covered and filled with dark chocolate.

Baileys

Baileys advent calendar

Baileys Chocolate Truffles Advent Calendar, £29.99, Amazon

Christmas is the only time of year when drinking glass after glass of Baileys isn’t frowned upon… well, within reason. Adults can enjoy 24 days of different Baileys truffles thanks to this advent calendar. It includes Baileys Heart Truffles, Salted Caramel wraps, Twist wrap truffles and Baileys Milk Chocolate truffles. Plus, some even have a Baileys Salted Caramel filling.

Colin the Caterpillar

2021 marks the first year M&S has given the beloved Colin the Caterpillar his very own advent calendar. Let’s face it, adults will enjoy this just as much as kids will (if not more). Inside, there are 24 mini Colin chocolate faces to enjoy. On Christmas Day, there’s a giant Colin face to chow down on, too.

Find out more about the Colin the Caterpillar advent calendar here.

Cadbury

Cadbury advent calendar

Dairy Milk Chunk advent calendar, £5.99, Cadbury

You can’t go wrong with a classic. This calendar has been designed especially for adults and contains individually wrapped Dairy Milk Chunks, Caramel Chunks and Whole Nut Dairy Milk Chunks.

Nomo

Nomo advent calendar

Nomo Vegan Choc Advent Calendar, £5, Holland & Barrett

Yep, vegans can enjoy advent calendars, too. Nomo (aka No Missing Out) has created a vegan and ‘free from’ calendar filled with a selection of Caramel & Sea Salt Chocolate and Creamy Chocolate drop shaped pieces.

Liberty

Liberty advent calendar

Liberty Building Chocolate Advent Calendar, £29.95, Liberty

Capture Liberty’s iconic Tudor façade with their charming advent calendar. It’s filled with 25 handmade chocolates and truffles, in dark, milk and white chocolate flavours. The box will make a lovely keepsake, too.

Green & Black’s

Green and Blacks advent calendar

Organic chocolate advent calendar, £12.99, Green & Black’s

Masters of organic chocolate Green & Black’s is offering up a selection of 70 per cent dark chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Butterscotch, Dark with Ginger, Milk, and Dark 80 per cent miniature bars. In their classic style, each chocolate is individually wrapped – you’ll feel like you’re opening a mini Christmas present every day!

Venchi

Harvey Nichols advent calendar

Venchi Prestige Chocolate Advent Calendar, £69.95, Harvey Nichols

This advent calendar is part chocolate, part puzzle. It contains 25 of Venchi’s finest chocolates in boxes that have different images on four of their sides. These boxes can then be rearranged to create four distinct larger images, so you can keep changing the way your calendar looks.

Inside are seriously decadent treats, including a Cremino 1878 (white chocolate with almond paste sandwiched between gianduja layers), Tiramisù (white chocolate with mascarpone cream sandwiched between coffee and Venezuelan cocoa) and Nougatine (caramelised hazelnuts wrapped in a pure dark chocolate shell).

Artisan Du Chocolat

Artisan du chocolat advent calendar

Ultimate advent calendar, £40, Artisan Du Chocolat

From pistachio pearls to spiced fig caramels, chocolate covered apricots to coated fruit and nuts, this colourful advent wreath is the perfect daily indulgence for the festive period.

Thorntons

thorntons advent calendar

Continental Advent Calendar, £12, Thorntons

Make Christmas magical with 25 days of Continental collection chocolates, from Hazelnut Slice to Viennese Truffle. Plus, there’s a whole bar of the brand’s Alpini Praline in there, too.