6 Advent Calendars for foodies

by Dan Izzard

31 October 2017

Check out these alternative foodie advent calendar ideas! They make great gifts for someone special, especially if that special someone is you.

1. The Big Chilli Advent Calendar

Nothing says festive cheer more than gently weeping over the ingestion of a Naga chilli. The big chilli calendar contains 24 different whole chillies, flakes and powders with a varying range of heat levels. By the big day, you’ll have a cupboard full of chillies and enough recipes to keep you cooking until well after the New Year.

£35.00 | Available at souschef.co.uk

2. Chase Distillery Advent Calendar

It’s not Williams gin, it’s ours. Everyone loves a miniature, and with the calendar, you get 24 from the Williams collection that includes Chase Marmalade Vodka, Williams Sloe & Mulberry Gin, Chase Marmalade Vodka, and Limoncello.

£140 | Available at williamschase.co.uk

3. Ilchester Cheese Advent Calendar

It was only a matter of time. A mainstream cheese calendar. Produced by Ilchester, you can enjoy a cheese each day, or save up the 24 varieties including Applewood, Mexicana, and Jarlsberg for an exceedingly varied cheese board.

£8 | Available in Asda from 9 Nov

4. Tea Advent Calendar

Tea? Bluebird are the mixologists of the tea world with flavours including snowball, Christmas cake, strawberry lemonade, Earl Grey creme and gingerbread chai. All teas are hand blended in the UK and come with brewing instructions. Now that’s a cuppa.

£36 | Available at bluebirdteaco.com

5. The Pact Coffee Advent Calendar

25 x 20g bags of the finest coffee about including six premium 'Micro-Lots' (rare beans), expertly roasted by the Pact coffee team to bring out each one's unique roast profile. This stuff is the best about and you'll be sure to start each day of December off right!

£39 | Available at pactcoffee.com

6. HonestBrew’s Craft Beer Advent Calendar

This craft beer advent calendar from Honest Brew is fully loaded with 24 of the best beers available today and includes pale ales, stouts, sour beers and more. To some, it’s a crate of beer with little doors, to others - an encapsulation of the very essence of the festive period. We lean towards the latter.

£64.90 | Available at honestbrew.co.uk