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.
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.
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?
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).