37 of the best chocolate advent calendars 2022 from Lindt to Hotel Chocolat

From the classic to the luxury

A collage of the best chocolate advent calendars to buy in 2022 - lindt, ferrero rocher, cadbury and happi oat calendars
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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 simple in design, with a solo chocolate square hidden 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. Kid advent offerings in 2022 also feature favourite TV characters on the front to add to the excitement.

Non-chocolate advent calendars have additionally become popular in the last few years, from festive wine advent calendars (opens in new tab) and artisan gin advent calendars (opens in new tab), to ones featuring top Christmas toys (opens in new tab) behind the doors, there's also baby advent calendars (opens in new tab) and not forgetting our furry friends, there are dog advent calendars (opens in new tab). But we believe nothing beats counting down to Christmas the old fashioned way - with a chocolate treat on every single day of December. We’ve rounded up the best chocolate advent calendars for 2022 below, featuring favourites like Lindt and Cadbury, to the more luxe Hotel Chocolat, plus dairy-free and vegan bestsellers - so there's something to suit everyone.

Where to buy the best chocolate advent calendars in 2022

Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar for Two - WAS (opens in new tab)
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It's double the truffle fun in this fabulous Hotel Chocolat advent calendar - and it's currently boasting £5 off in Ocado's Black Friday sale. Each window contains two delicious and different flavoured truffles by the respected chocolatiers - guarenteed to melt in your mouth. A special and delicious way to countdown to Christmas 2022 together.

Best chocolate advent calendars in 2022

1. Lindt Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Boots (opens in new tab)

1. Lindt Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Boots (opens in new tab)

RRP: £9 | Delivery: Next day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Packed full of your favourite Lindt classic milk chocolate truffles, this calendar is one that will appeal to many. You'll find 24 truffles in this calendar - one for each day counting down to Christmas. Prepare for surprises in store - as we unravel anything from quintessential Lindt truffle balls to the heart-shaped version of the truffles or simple square chocolates.


2. Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar - View at Boots (opens in new tab)

2. Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar - View at Boots (opens in new tab)

RRP: £9 | Delivery: Next day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

A favourite amongst younger chocolate lovers - because It's not Christmas without a Lindt bear! Big and little kids will find a small Lindt bear behind every door to unwrap in this calendar. Making it a fun and flavourful treat that's worth waking up for in December.


3. Hotel Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Hotel Chocolat (opens in new tab)

3. Hotel Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Hotel Chocolat (opens in new tab)

RRP: £13 | Delivery: Next day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

The high street home of luxury chocolate. 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.



4. Ferrero Collection Premium Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

4. Ferrero Collection Premium Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £10.00 | Delivery: Next day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Ferrero Rocher's 2022 premium advent calendar is a must-have for any fans of the brand. 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 true chocolate masterpiece.


5. Galaxy Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

5. Galaxy Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £2.80 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

This one takes the crown for being the best budget chocolate advent calendars in 2022. Every day of December, behind each of these cardboard doors, is a smooth Galaxy chocolate to devour. They're one of the nation's favourite chocolate treats for a reason! With their unique flavour and texture totally unmatched.


6. Tony's Chocolonely Countdown Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

6. Tony's Chocolonely Countdown Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £10 | Delivery: Nominated day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

The first ever Tony's Christmas countdown calendar landed in 2021 to much demand and praise. We can't help but compare this advent to 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.


7. Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

7. Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £4.00 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

The 2022 Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar is here and sleeker than ever. Designed for adults - this is a great one for those who are fans of the traditional choc with a slight twist. It's filled with individually wrapped Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates, plus caramels, chocolate walnuts and solid chocolate treats too. Delicious!


8. Cadbury Heroes Christmas Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

8. Cadbury Heroes Christmas Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £4.00 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

This advent is chocked full of surprises: one day you'll find yourself gorging on a Twirl - the next a Crunchie! Yes, the best selling Cadbury Heroes Advent Calendar with a new design for 2022 but the same tasty treats. It's a great one for offering a little bit of variety in the chocolate selection.


9. Maltesers Chocolate Reindeer Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

9. Maltesers Chocolate Reindeer Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £3.00 | Delivery: Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Maltesers fans will find 23 delicious milk chocolates behind each door of this calendar. But the best part remains to be the special Merryteaser Mini Reindeer behind door 24 - an extra special treat for Christmas Eve.


10. M&S Percy Pig Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

10. M&S Percy Pig Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £5.00 | Delivery: Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Percy pigs fan, rejoice! M&S have heard our Christmas wishes and given us loyal PP fans an advent calendar for the festive season. Inside you'll find the character in chocolate form. Then come Christmas day there's a whole bag of the original sweets for an extra special treat.


11. Best of Thorntons Advent Calendar - View at Boots (opens in new tab)

11. Best of Thorntons Advent Calendar - View at Boots (opens in new tab)

RRP: £12.00 | Delivery: Named Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Thorntons's Best Of advent has made our best chocolate advent calendars round-up for good reason. This stunning 25-door delight has a delicious mix of the master chocolatier's classic and signature truffles. Think everything from Viennese Truffle and Salted Caramel to Sicilian Mousse and Hazelnut Slice. Plus 2022 brings with it Thornton Pearls - a delicious choc with a gorgeous gooey centre. Add to cart immediately.


12. Love Cocoa Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Love Cocoa (opens in new tab)

12. Love Cocoa Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Love Cocoa (opens in new tab)

RRP: £12 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: From 26 September (Pre-order now) (opens in new tab)

There's a lot to "Love" about this calendar that comes from the company founded by Mr Cadbury's great-great-great grandson, James Cadbury. Vegetarian-friendly, Palm oil free and foregoing plastic packaging, this is one that takes into account the environment. And in an extra eco-touch - 1 tree will be planted in East Kenya for every calendar sold. As for the chocolate itself - it's a delicious mix of sea salt, salted caramel, gingerbread and columbian milk chocolate pieces hiding behind each door. Good for the soul and tastebuds, this is our pick for the best advent calendar of 2022.


13. Hershey's Cookies 'n' Crème Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

13. Hershey's Cookies 'n' Crème Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £7.99 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Fans of the much-loved American company Hershey's can get their hands on this delectable Cookies 'n' Creme advent calendar for the festive season. Tuck into candy flavoured white chocolate with crunchy cookie pieces. And be sure to check out the extra-special bar behind door number 24 - patience permitting!


14. Reese’s Peanut Butter Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

14. Reese’s Peanut Butter Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £12.99 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Is there a more delicious combo than peanut butter and chocolate? Delight in the flavour favourite thanks to Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures Advent. It's 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.


15. Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

15. Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £14.03 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Invest in Divine’s classic milk chocolate advent calendar this December. Their mouth-watering chocolate is Fairtrade and ethically-sourced - plus the festive nativity scene packaging is fully recyclable too. Snap it up whilst it's under £10 and includes an additional chocolate bar and bag of gold coins!


16. Godiva Christmas Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

16. Godiva Christmas Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £22.42 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

This gorgeous Godiva advent calendar is best described as a treasure trove of treats. Be charmed by the milk chocolate almond sweets or the dark chocolate carrés, then there's the classic milk, dark and white chocolate truffle selection filled with hazelnut praline or chocolate ganache. Nothing but the best from these Belgian chocolatiers!


17. Montezuma's Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

17. Montezuma's Christmas Truffle Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £11.99 | Delivery: Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Montezuma's rich and creamy chocolate truffle calendar is sure to put a spring in your step during those December mornings. Featuring a mixed selection of their best-selling truffles like hazelnut praline (Secret Squirrel), and white chocolate with raspberry (Sweet summertime). This is a luxe advent calendar designed for optimum pleasure.


18. Venchi Granblend Christmas Advent Calendar - View at Venchi (opens in new tab)

18. Venchi Granblend Christmas Advent Calendar - View at Venchi (opens in new tab)

RRP: £15 | Delivery: Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

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 Granblend signature chocolates - beautifully wrapped and ready to be gobbled this Christmas.


19. Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar - View at Pierre Marcolini (opens in new tab)

19. Pierre Marcolini Advent Calendar - View at Pierre Marcolini (opens in new tab)

RRP: £54 | Delivery: Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Arguably the prettiest and tastiest luxury chocolate advent out there in 2022. This is one for serious chocolate lovers who like their treat to come in all flavour combos and sizes. Think pralines, nougat, marzipan, salted caramel and fondant. A top pick for December!


20. Wickedly Welsh Advent Calendar - View at Wickedly Welsh (opens in new tab)

20. Wickedly Welsh Advent Calendar - View at Wickedly Welsh (opens in new tab)

RRP: £19.99 | Delivery: Next day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

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.


21. Martin’s Chocolatier Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

21. Martin’s Chocolatier Chocolate Liqueur Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £18.95 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

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.


22. Pip & Nut Advent Calendar - Dark chocolate peanut and almond butter cups - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

22. Pip & Nut Advent Calendar - Dark chocolate peanut and almond butter cups - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £15 | Delivery: Expediated/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Dark chocolate devotees will devour this deluxe calendar from Pip & Nut. The ethical chocolate brand is renowned for it's palm oil free, plant based and natural ingredients focus - and the result is a delicious combination of peanut and almond butter chocolate cups that will make the countdown to Christmas a tasty one. 


Best kids chocolate advent calendars 2022

23. Lindt Teddy 3D Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

23. Lindt Teddy 3D Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £13 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

A classic that is sure to go down well with kids. The iconic Lindt Teddy-shaped advent is back for 2022 and of course made it into our best chocolate advent calendars round up. Expect Lindt truffles, tiny chocolate teddies and even a chocolate reindeer for Christmas day!


24. Milkybar White Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

24. Milkybar White Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £2.50 | Delivery: Expediated/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

This Milky Bar advent calendar is an absolute classic and a kids' favourite. Behind each door is a Christmas-themed Milkybar white chocolate slice. Simple and effective, this advent calendar is available to buy now.


25. Peppa Pig Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

25. Peppa Pig Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £6.99 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

The perfect calendar for those Peppa Pig fans. This 24-door advent features smooth milk chocolates and of course everyone's favourite cartoon pig on the cover. A steal at under £5.


26. LOL Surprise Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

26. LOL Surprise Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £5.99 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

A calendar fit for LOL surprise fans, with 24 little chocolates inside. There's 2 different designs on sale, though you'll only receive one in the post (which has been randomly selected). Lucky dip!


27. Hey Duggee Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

27. Hey Duggee Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £1.50 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

We know a few kids that will be delighted with this Hey Duggee advent calendar. The popular children's character is the face of this advent that features 24 chocolates to open in the lead up to the big day.


28. Kinder Chocolate Advent Calendar House - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

28. Kinder Chocolate Advent Calendar House - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £8 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Kinder is a favourite among kids for it's tasty chocolate and tiny toys. So we've no doubt that 2022's Kinder Chocolate Advent Calendar House is going to be a popular one. Inside the fun, pop-up festive 'Santa's Grotto' are 24 chocolates for little ones to open.


29. Cadbury 3D Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

29. Cadbury 3D Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £8 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

A Cadbury chocolate tower with some festive faces thrown in! You can't go wrong with classic Cadbury for the countdown to Christmas and this festive one comes with mini Dairy milk buttons, Freddos, Curly Wurlys and Chomps - giving big and little kids plenty of variety.


30. Thorntons Milk Chocolate Santa Advent Calendar - View at Thorntons (opens in new tab)

30. Thorntons Milk Chocolate Santa Advent Calendar - View at Thorntons (opens in new tab)

RRP: £4 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

This sweet Santa advent from British chocolatiers Thorntons is sure to be a hit with children. 24 good old fashioned and tasty plain milk chocolate pieces are behind the snowy scene in a variety of Christmas shapes and sizes. A steal for under £5!

31. Minions Kinnerton Kids Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

31. Minions Kinnerton Kids Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £0.49 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Yes those tiny, beloved, yellow beings have got their own advent calendar out for 2022. No frills, just a fun festive Minions cover with 24 plain chocolates to unwrap inside.


32. Paw Patrol Kids Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

32. Paw Patrol Kids Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £5.49 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

24 delicious plain milk chocolates are hidden behind the doors of this advent calendar - featuring the characters from Nickelodeon's beloved kid's show Paw Patrol.


33. M&S Science Museum Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

33. M&S Science Museum Advent Calendar - View at Ocado (opens in new tab)

RRP: £2 | Delivery: Next Day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

We know a few space obsessed kids that dream of being an astronaut - so this is surely the best chocolate advent calendar for them! M&S have teamed up with the Science Museum for this sweet advent that features chocolate and a fascinating planet fact for each day.


Best vegan/dairy free chocolate advent calendars 2022

34. Happi Oat Milk Chocolate Vegan Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

34. Happi Oat Milk Chocolate Vegan Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £7.99 | Delivery: Free Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Attention all you healthy oat milk drinkers! Happi is on have to make sure you don't miss out on the chocolate fun this Christmas with this quality calendar. Open a door a day and find a 4g vegan friendly and ethically sourced sweet treat to indulge in this December.


35. H!P Oat Milk Chocolate Vegan Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

35. H!P Oat Milk Chocolate Vegan Advent Calendar - View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: £9.99 | Delivery: Free Standard/Next day | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

This advent is a must-have for Oat milk lovers and those seeking a vegan chocolate calendar for December. Behind the 24 doors is a mixture of scrumptious chocolate squares boasting 4 different flavours - Pain, Salted Caramel, White and festive Gingerbread. We love the snowy scene too!


36. NOMO Advent Calendar - View at NOMO (opens in new tab)

36. NOMO Advent Calendar - View at NOMO (opens in new tab)

RRP: £5.00 | Delivery: Next day/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

Egg free, dairy free, gluten free and nut free. Yes that's right NOMO’s advent calendar is back for 2022 and we are counting down the days until we can start tucking in. Featuring a new Winter Wonderland theme, the cult Vegan and Free From chocolate brand has treated us to 12 regular chocolate drops and 12 melt-in-the-mouth caramel and sea salted offerings. There's also a message enclosed under each individual door - a very sweet touch indeed.


37. Moo Free Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Moo Free (opens in new tab)

37. Moo Free Chocolate Advent Calendar - View at Moo Free (opens in new tab)

RRP: £5.90 | Delivery: Expediated/Standard | Available: Now (opens in new tab)

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.


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