33 of the best chocolate advent calendars 2021 from Lindt to Thorntons

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  • Chocolate advent calendars have been popular since the 1950s as a way to count down to Christmas Day. 

    Traditionally, they’ve been relatively simple in design. Just chocolate squares behind paper doors. However, in recent years, you’ve been able to get everything from Lindt truffles and pralines to vegan chocolates and even booze-infused chocolates. Brands selling advent calendars for kids have mix-and-matched sweets, chocolates and other treats in some of their calendars now too.

    While non-chocolate advent calendars have become popular over the years, with top Christmas toys behind the door, nothing beats counting down to Christmas the old fashioned way with a chocolate treat on every single day of December. So we’ve rounded up the best chocolate advent calendars for 2021 below. From classic Lindt advent calendars to Next-Day Delivery guaranteed calendars, there’s something here for everyone.

    The best chocolate advent calendars in 2021 – top picks

    Lindt Milk Lovers Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £9.50
    Green & Blacks Advent Calendar 2021 – GREEN & BLACKS | £12.99
    Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £9.50
    Tony’s Chocolonely Countdown Calendar 2021 – AMAZON | £12.99
    Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £10
    Love Cocoa Charity Advent Calendar – OCADO | £20
    Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures Advent Calendar – AMAZON | £14.99
    Niederegger Cafe Chocolate & Marzipan Advent Calendar 2021 – JOHN LEWIS | £35
    VENCHI Chocolate Advent Calendar – SELFRIDGES | £13.99
    Montezuma’s Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar MONTEZUMA’S | £25.49
    Harrods Glow-in-the-dark Kids Chocolate Advent Calendar – HARRODS | £12
    Butlers Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021 – AMAZON | £29

    The best chocolate advent calendars in 2021

    1. Lindt Milk Lovers Advent Calendar

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Lindt

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    If your favourite Lindt chocolates are the classic milk chocolate truffles, this is the advent calendar for you. There are 24 truffles in this calendar – one for each day counting down to Christmas – ranging from the quintessential Lindt truffle balls, to the heart-shaped version of the truffles and simple square chocolates.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £9.50

    2. Green & Blacks Advent Calendar 2021

    Green and Blacks chocolate advent calendar 2021

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    Enjoy five different flavours of bite-size chocolates from Green & Black’s organic range in the days leading up to Christmas this year with this advent calendar. Inside is a selection of milk and decadent dark chocolates. Made up of 70% cocoa, Green & Black’s dark chocolate is prized for its great depth of cocoa flavour in every bite.

    VIEW AT GREEN & BLACKS | £12.99

    3. Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Lindt

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    It’s not Christmas without a Lindt bear. And now you can get one early! There’s a small Lindt bear behind every door of this calendar, making it essential for all those who love a morning chocolate treat in the lead up to Christmas.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £9.50

    4. Hotel Chocolat’s Milk, White and Dark Chocolate calendars

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Hotel Chocolat

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    Everyone’s got their own favourite kind of chocolate: be it white, dark or classic milk. And you can certainly rely on Hotel Chocolat for quality and value – with these indulgent 24 door advents available for under £15.

    VIEW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £12.50

    5. Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar for Two

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Hotel Chocolat

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    You get double the truffle fun in this fabulous Hotel Chocolat advent calendar. Each window contains two delicious and different flavoured truffles by the much-loved chocolatiers, that are sure to melt in your mouth. A special and delicious way to countdown to Christmas 2021 together.

    VIEW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £26

    6. Tony’s Chocolonely Countdown Calendar 2021

    Tony's Chocolonely advent calendar 2021

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    The one we’ve been waiting for – the first ever Tony’s Christmas countdown calendar! This advent offering is like something straight out of Willy Wonka’s factory, thanks to a rainbow of flavours including: White Chocolate Raspberry Popping Candy, Dark Milk Chocolate Pretzel Toffee, plus Milk Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt and more. Unwrap one of these miniatures each day in December.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £12.99

    7. Ferrero Collection Advent Calendar

    Arriving 30th September on Amazon is this Ferrero Rocher calendar masterpiece. Behind each of these 24 doors, you’ll find one delicious Ferrero Collection praline – including the classic Rocher as well as Raffaello (coconut and white almond) and Rondnoir (wafer and dark chocolate). A little more expensive than some of the other advent calendars on our list for 2021, but we promise it’s worth it if you’re looking for something special this year.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £10

    8. Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar 2021

    Dairy Milk Chunks Advent Carton Calendar 2020

    Brand new for 2021, this Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar is slightly more sophisticated than the ones aimed specifically at kids.  Perfect if you want a classic chocolate treat to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas! Filled with individually wrapped Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates, this calendar features caramels, chocolate walnuts and solid chocolate treats.

    VIEW AT WILKO | £5

    9. Cadbury Heroes Christmas Advent Calendar

    Heroes chocolate advent calendar

    You’ll find yourself gorging on a Twirl one day and a Crunchie the next in this best selling Cadbury Heroes Advent Calendar. Perfect for those seeking an advent calendar that offers a little bit of variety in the chocolate selection.

    VIEW ON AMAZON | £9.84

    10. Love Cocoa Charity Advent Calendar

    Love Cocoa Charity Advent Calendar

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    We’re HUGE fans of this Love Cocoa calendar – the company founded by Mr Cadbury’s great-great-great grandson, James Cadbury. In the true spirit of Christmas, the luxury and ethical chocolate brand has launched this luxury truffle calendar with 100% of the profits going direct to NHS Charities Together (yes, you read the right). And if you look carefully you can spot NHS heroes like Sir Captain Tom Moore, Joe Wicks and doctors and nurses in the beautiful illustration on the front. Good for the soul and tastebuds, this is our pick for the best advent calendar of 2021.

    VIEW AT OCADO | £20

    11. Galaxy Chocolate Advent Calendar

    For one of the best budget chocolate advent calendars in 2021, opt for Galaxy’s chocolate advent calendar. Every day of December, behind each of these cardboard doors, is a smooth Galaxy chocolate. They’re one of the nation’s favourite chocolate treats for a reason! With their unique flavour and texture are totally unmatched.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £4.59

    12. Milky Bar Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021

    This Milky Bar advent calendar is an absolute classic. And while it might be a kids’ favourite, there’s no reason why adults can’t indulge in 24 days of white chocolate bites. Behind each door is a Christmas-themed Milkybar white chocolate slice. Simple and effective, this advent calendar is available to buy now.

    VIEW AT MORRISONS | £2

    13. Hershey’s Cookies n Cream Advent Calendar

    Hershey's Cookies n Cream Advent Calendar

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    Fans of the much-loved American company Hershey’s can get their hands on this stunning Cookies ‘n’ Creme advent calendar for the festive season. Tuck into candy flavoured white chocolate with crunchy cookie pieces. Oh and look out for the extra-special bar behind door number 24!

    VIEW AT OCADO | £5

    14. Kinder Advent Calendar 2021

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Kinder

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    Kids will love the quirky and fun design of Ferrero’s Kinder advent calendar for 2021. The three-dimensional snow chalet scene calendar with Santa and his elves has 24 hidden mini milk chocolate bars. The perfect way to ensure a smile at the start of the day in December.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £10

    15. Moo Free Advent Calendar 2021

    Moo Free advents 2021

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    Big kids and little kids with food intolerances need not miss out on the fun of advent calendars this year. Cult vegan and plant-based brand Moo Free have two dairy free, gluten free and soya free, milk or white chocolate advents that are sure to go down a treat.

    VIEW AT OCADO | £3.99

    16. Happi Free From Advent Calendar 2021

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Happi Oat Milk

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    Listen up you healthy oat milk drinkers! Happi have announced their Oat M!lk chocolate advent calender for 2021 – and it’s sure to have you smiling. Open a door a day and find a 4g vegan friendly and ethically sourced sweet treat to indulge in this December.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £7.50

    17. Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures Advent Calendar

    Reeses piece chocolate Advent Calendar 2020 v3

    Make your countdown to Christmas more delicious this year, with Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures Advent. Filled with 23 mini Peanut Butter Cups in white, milk and dark chocolate flavours, plus two full-size white Peanut Butter Cups behind window number 24.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £14.99

    18. Cadbury Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021

    Cadbury chocolate advent calendar 2021

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    An absolute classic – you can never go wrong with one of Cadbury’s chocolate advent calendars. This year the master Chocolatiers have launched a new advent that lets fans get festive ready by building and decorating their very own Christmas tree. Plus behind each door is a festive decoration (in addition to a yummy choc) to add to your tree.

    VIEW AT MORRISONS | £5

    19. Niederegger Cafe Chocolate & Marzipan Advent Calendar 2021

    Niederegger Cafe Chocolate & Marzipan Advent Calendar

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    An assortment of dark and milk chocolate pralines, croquant with milk chocolate, flambeed marzipan and other marzipan-based treats are all surprises you’ll open in this quality calendar. Niederegger marzipan – found in their famous Cafe in Lubeck, Germany – is made from 100% finest marzipan paste. And it’s this quality and attention to detail that makes this one of the best chocolate advent calendars for 2021.

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £35

    20. Thornton’s Continental Advent Calendar

    Thorntons continental truffle advent calendar

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    Thorntons’s classic Continental advent has made our best chocolate advent calendars round-up for a reason. This stunning 25-door delight has a delicious mix of the master chocolatier’s signature truffles. Think everything from Viennese Truffle and Salted Caramel to Sicilian Mousse and Hazelnut Slice. Plus we’ve no doubt you’ll eat up the extra-special Christmas Day treat – a bar of their irresistible Alpini Praline.

    VIEW AT THORNTONS | £12

    21. Milk Chocolate Santa Advent Calendar

    Thorntons Milk Chocolate Santa Advent Calendar

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    Kids will adore receiving this delicious milk chocolate Santa Advent Calendar from Thorntons in the countdown to Christmas. They’ll find one Christmas shaped choccy behind each of the 25 doors. With the last door featuring a special chocolate treat to open on the big day itself. Bonus!

    VIEW AT THORNTONS | £3.75

    22. Divine Dark Chocolate Vegan Advent Calendar

    Divine dark chocolate advent

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    Invest in Divine’s vegan friendly and indulgent Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar this December. Behind these elegantly designed navy and gold doors are some decadent chocolate hearts made from 70% dark chocolate. And with Divine, you can guarantee that their mouth-watering chocolate is Fairtrade and ethically-sourced. Plus the packaging is also fully recyclable.

    VIEW AT WAITROSE | £5

    23. Godiva Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar

    Godiva Christmas 2021 Advent Calendar

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    This gorgeous Godiva advent calendar is like a treasure trove of treats this December. Be charmed by the milk chocolate almond sweets or the dark chocolate carrés, plus there’s the classic milk, dark and white chocolate selection filled with hazelnut praline or chocolate ganache. A real taste sensation. 

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £16.89

    24. VENCHI Chocolate Advent Calendar

    VENCHI Chocolate Advent Calendar

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    The stunning festive scene is not the only thing to mesmerise with this advent calendar. The Italian chocolate masters at Venchi are treating us to 25 of their signature sweets – beautifully wrapped and ready to be gobbled this Christmas. Just try to resist eating them all in one go…

    VIEW AT SELFRIDGES | £13.99

    25. Wickedly Welsh Advent Calendar 2o21

    Wickedly Welsh Advent Calendar 2o21

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    A fan of all three chocolate offerings – milk, white and dark? Then Wickedly Welsh have the advent for you. Known as the Willy Wonka of Wales, this small Chocolatiers based in the heart of Pembrokeshire have earnt a name for their unique and quirky chocolate flavour combinations. And you can sample the best of the best with this sleekly presented 24-door delight.

    VIEW AT WICKEDLY WELSH | £19.99

    26. Montezuma’s Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar

    Montezuma Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar

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    Montezuma’s rich and creamy chocolate truffle calendar is sure to get you up and out of beds in the morning come December. Featuring a mixed selection of their best-selling truffles like hazelnut praline (Secret Squirrel), and white chocolate with raspberry (Sweet summertime). This is a proper advent calendar designed for optimum pleasure.

    VIEW AT MONTEZUMA’S | £25.49

    27. Harrods Glow-in-the-dark Kids Chocolate Advent Calendar

    Harrods Glow-in-the-dark Kids Chocolate Advent Calendar

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    Kiddies will love this year’s chocolate calendar offering from Harrods. The go-to luxury store have unveiled a special glow-in-the-dark advent for 2021, which sees the festive stars and snowflakes come alive at night (or during those early mornings). And whilst it’s a feast for the eyes, we’re confident the festively shaped milk chocolates are guaranteed to go down a treat too.

    VIEW AT HARRODS | £12

    28. Butlers Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021

    Butlers Chocolate Advent Calendar 2021

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    Irish chocolatiers Butlers have made Christmas 2021 that much sweeter with their incredible chocolate advent calendar. The family-owned Dublin based business has offerings like Midnight Ginger and the passion fruit-infused Passionata to tuck into during the countdown. And all made from the finest white, milk and dark chocolate too.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £29

    29. NOMO Caramel and Sea Salt Vegan Advent Calendar

    NOMO Caramel and Sea Salt Vegan Advent Calendar 

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    NOMO’s iconic advent calendar is back for 2021 and we are counting down the days until we can start tucking in. The cult Vegan and Free From chocolate brand have given us a gorgeous mix of tasty surprises, including 12 regular chocolate drops and 12 melt-in-the-mouth caramel and sea salted offerings. You’ll also a message enclosed under each individual door – a very sweet touch indeed.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £9.50 

    30. Martin’s Chocolatier Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar

    Martin’s Chocolatier Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar

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    Vegan friendly and full of boozy flavoured liquor? This advent from Martin’s Chocolatier will certainly spread the cheer in the countdown to Christmas thanks to lip-smacking offerings like Williams Pear, Cherry, St James Rum and Label 5 Whisky.

    VIEW AT AMAZON | £19.95

    31. Hotel Chocolat Caramel Chocolate Advent Calendar

    Hotel Chocolat caramel advent calendar

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    Craving a calendar with a little more sweetness? These chocolates are smooth and creamy, moreish and SO delicious. Behind each of the 24 doors is a Christmas chocolate with a stream of dulce de leche running through it. The caramel chocolate casing is made up of sugar that has been caramelised, bringing out notes of molasses and toffee. Yum!

    VIEW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £12.50

    32. Fortnum’s Chocolate Truffle Selection Advent Calendar

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Fortnum's Chocolate Truffle Selection

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    Looking for some luxury chocolate to tuck into this December? Then look no further than Fortnum & Mason and their heavenly truffle advent offering. Full of sumptuous flavoured treats like Marc de Champagne, Christmas Pudding, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Orange and Pecan and Maple Syrup.. you’ll have to show real restraint not to eat these in one sitting.

    VIEW AT FORTNUM & MASON | £35

    33. Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar 2021

    Best chocolate advent calendars 2021 - Lindt

    There’s advent calendars and then there’s the Pierre Marcolini advent calendar. Opulent and oozing with rich flavours, the Brussels chocolatier is back with another grandiose chocolate countdown calendar for 2021. And we expect this one to be a sell-out when it arrives online soon

    VIEW AT MARCOLINI | £49