Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

While Christmas may still seem a while away, the more organised of us are beginning to prepare for the festive season – and let’s be honest, half the fun is the run-up to Christmas

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While Christmas may still seem a while away, the more organised of us are beginning to prepare for the festive season – and let’s be honest, half the fun is the run-up to Christmas. Ice skating, Christmas markets and of course, festive food (think roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and mince pies) are just as enjoyable as the day itself.  Of course, the final countdown to Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Advent Calendars! And they’re not just for children anymore. Adults can join in the fun too thanks to the large selection available these days. However, if you’re not a fan of chocolate or just want something to sit beside your chocolate one, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve come up with our Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars to mix up your Christmas Countdown!


Snaffling Pig Pork Crackling Advent Calendar

Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

If you prefer savoury over sweet food, then regular advent calendars can be a bit of a let-down. But never fear, the Snaffling Pig have created the perfect treat for pork lovers! Behind each door, you’ll find a mini bag of mouth-watering flavoured pork crackling. Unfortunately,  they’re not shaped as Santas or snowflakes, but what they lack in festive shape they make up for in delicious crunchiness! This whopping A3 sized advent calendar and includes 6 flavours: Pigs in Blankets, Low & Slow BBQ, Maple, Black Pepper, Salt ‘N’ Vinegar and Perfectly Salted. Winner of numerous Great Taste Awards, the Snaffling Pig port Crackling Advent Calendar will not disappoint!


Joe and Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar

Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

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Popcorn artisans, Joe & Seph’s, have made their award-winning, handmade popcorn into a gourmet advent calendar. That means we can have popcorn EVERY DAY for 24 days! Indulge with 12 unique flavours, from their classics to never tried before flavours, including Chocolate Orange, Banoffee Pie and Cookies & Cream. The small 5g bags deliver the perfect amount of taste and crunch. The popcorn is housed in a giant storybook-style calendar, illustrated as a snow-covered Joe & Seph’s storefront. Perfect for bringing festive cheer to any mantlepiece. 


Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

The Pukka Tea Advent Calendar is a great soothing and healthy alternative to your regular chocolate advent calendar. Perfect for tea lovers who like to cosy up with a mug of herbal bliss, unwind with a different incredible organic tea every day for a magical Christmas countdown. Including mixes of your favourite Pukka Teas like Relax, Original Chai and Three Mint.


Buttermilk Fudge Advent Calendar

Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

The Fudge Advent Calendar by Buttermilk gives you 25 days (yes, you get one on Christmas day too) of decadent fudge which is sure to get you in the festive spirit! Behind each door, you’ll find individually wrapped delicious fudge along with a festive charade challenge for extra Christmas cheer. Enjoy indulgent and festive flavoured crumbly fudge, including Mince Pie, Gingerbread and Rum Hot Chocolate.


Swizzels Matlow Advent Calendar

Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars

It may be that you prefer sweets to chocolate! If that’s the case, then the Swizzels Matlow Advent Calendar is perfect for you. Packed with your childhood favourites like Parma Violets, Drumsticks and Love Hearts, this retro sweet calendar is sure to revolutionise your countdown to Christmas!


Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars