Foodie Advent calendars 2018

by Dan Izzard

28 November 2018

Countdown to the big day in style with these foodie Advent calendars

Pork Crackling Advent Calendar

Snaffling Pig knows what we really want for Christmas. Crackling. Sadly, the pieces aren’t guaranteed to come in the shape of Santa or a robin. But you can use your imagination.

Behind each door of this calendar you’ll find a little packet full of crunchy Christmas cheer. Will it be salt and vinegar, black pepper, or low-and-slow flavour? One thing is for certain, it will annoy anyone within earshot of your munching.

The Snaffling Pig advent calendar is available for £17.50 here

Spice it up

Have a curry legend Christmas with this fragrant little number from The Spicery. Each day of December promises a recipe card for a different dish – think honey roast masala nuts, Christmas peshwari naans and braised red cabbage (with a twist). Underneath the calendar itself, you’ll find four spice blends that are used in different combinations to create the recipes. You’ll be looking forward to the leftover turkey to try out this lot.  

The spicery advent is calendar available for £29 here

Devon Distillery

Treat yourself (or a loved one if you’re feeling generous) to 24 special gins to be opened each day in the run-up to Christmas, along with an extra bonus bottle to be opened up on Christmas Day. Devon Distillery has some pretty wild flavours including ‘winter herb’, ‘hopping mad’ and ‘truffle surprise’. Let us know what that last one’s like, will you?

Gin advent calendar available for £140 here


With all those Christmas films, you’re going to need a fair few cuppas. Bird and Blend has created an ace tea advent calendar that contains 23 individual tea bags, each bursting with flavour (we’re talking mince pie and figgy pudding, here).

The Bird and Blend calendar is available for £36 here