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The best Advent calendars for food and drink in 2022 serve as month-long tastings, and most of them contain deliciousand .
It used to be that these festive Christmas countdowns could contain bits of chocolate or candied nuts if you were lucky. There are now advent calendars for whiskey drinkers, wine connoisseurs, cheese connoisseurs and even one for avid French jam lovers.
Advent calendars for food and drink are a trend that I hope will never fade. Here are the best advent calendars for foodies. Some we’ve tried (maybe a few times), and some we’re definitely planning to test. There are advent calendars with 24 teas to calm your nerves and one with a new craft beer for each day until December 25, which should Avoid hosting your in-laws.
A note on advent calendar inventory: These calendars are often made in limited quantities, and some of the most popular such asWhere often sell out. If you follow a particular schedule, it would be wise to order it (or pre-order it) now and make sure it arrives well before December 1st.
The best advent calendars for foodies in 2022
With 24 adorably small jars of different limited edition jams and jellies (plus a honey one), all of which are free of high fructose corn syrup and all natural, it’s perfect for any toast lover on your list this season. parties (or, you know, yourself). There’s a mix of new and classic flavors, including chestnut and orange spice, mango raspberry and mirabelle plum. It sold out fast last year – and most years before that – so don’t hesitate if savory preserves are your jam.
For budding wizards, this Harry Potter-themed calendar hides a medley of sweets even Muggles will love, including Fizzing Whizbees, Gummy Frogs, Butterscotch Drops and (of course) Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Cast your Summoning Charm ASAP as we’re guessing they’ll sell out before you can tell accio!
For those who prefer their holiday cheer in stronger liquid form, this calendar serves up 24 1.7-ounce installments of whiskey from around the world, along with a Glencairn glass, Flaviar coaster and tasting notes for each installment. . There’s a nice mix of offerings from every whiskey-producing region of the world – Japan, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, USA – all wrapped up in a fun deep sea themed case.
It’s not cheap but the alcohol is mostly high end, and I can’t think of a better gift for a spirits lover. Be warned, this decadent advent calendar usually sells out faster than most.
The open bottle
Has anyone ordered a 24 beer tasting for December? Yes I did it. This soapy calendar features 24 unique beers (12 or 16 ounce cans) with no repeats. Talk about happy holidays.
There’s no reason to leave your four-legged friend out of tradition. This one’s loaded with three different types of chews (all rawhide-free) that are easy to digest and sure to delight, made with real chicken and sweet potatoes. If you want to shower them with even more affection, give them a Christmas pet food delivery subscription. Because even dogs don’t want another sweater.
This wonderful wine calendar features 24 different wines (over six ounces of each) to try before Christmas. Try new red and white wines from wine regions around the world, including California, Spain and Italy.
Yet another way to treat a sweet tooth, this whimsically designed calendar hides creamy handmade caramels in 12 amazing flavors like Tap Maple, Cinnamon Clove, Dark Roast Mocha, Peppermint chocolate and ginger fusion, as well as classic vanilla. The small-batch candies are slowly cooked in copper kettles using the best (and fewest) ingredients possible.
This alcoholic version of the advent calendar houses 12 x 50ml bottles of Jack Daniels and other whiskeys from the JD family. Yes please.
For a loose tea drinker, this is the obvious choice. Enjoy another of Vahdam’s many delicate house tea blends every day from December until Christmas.
Jerky Advent Calendar
This meaty calendar only has 12 offerings, but considering each is a bag full of jerky, that’s probably a lot.
This adorable and festive calendar is home to 24 different candies (four pieces of each), from cheerful apple and berry frogs to birthday cookie bites and Santa’s donuts and is perfect for the person with a sweet tooth in your life. who is tired of the usual chocolate — if such people really exist.
If you or your lucky recipient prefer java over tea, this compact package contains 24 artisan coffees (ground or whole bean) to get you into a good mood. The brand also offers its own Tea Advent Calendar ($40), as well as a Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar ($45) for those who want to unwind with a cozy cup of chocolate.
If it’s tea that makes you happy, this calendar will have you calm, relaxed, and ready for whatever the holidays throw at you. It hides a blend of 24 high-quality loose leaf teas, including inventive holiday creations like Roasted Chestnut and Dark Chocolate Orange.
Harry and David
This charming wooden gift box looks like a stack of presents – and each of the 12 drawers holds a different treat such as Moose Munch, chocolate covered cherries, truffles, mints and malt balls. And once the confections are finished, the box can be reused for years to come.
There is a wide range of chocolate Advent calendars, from the cheap (and waxy) drugstore type to the high-end luxury Advent calendar versions that far exceed any Secret Santa budget. But for a reasonably priced option and solid quality too, you can’t go wrong with Godiva. Everyone knows it, and it’s packaged in a beautifully illustrated calendar that will have you smiling before you even reach for your daily piece of creamy chocolate.
Williams Sonoma offers a lavishly illustrated chocolate Advent calendar filled with the usual milk chocolate confections, but even those of us who eagerly await each season’s haters guide to its Christmas catalog have to admit that its bark peppermint is fire. This pretty calendar contains 24 pieces in festive shapes. Good luck not getting ahead of you.
Tea lovers, look no further. In this advent calendar from the Parisian tea company Palais des Thés, you get 24 different teas so you can enjoy a fresh cup every morning before Christmas. Naturally, the red and gold design is very chic.
Popcorn from Joe & Seph
The charming, snow-covered Victorian storefront hides 12 different flavors of popcorn, including salted caramel, raspberry cheesecake, and double chocolate. And none of them contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Vinebox’s 24 Nights of Wine Tasting features 24 pours of premium red and white wines housed in elegant bottles and selected by Vinebox sommeliers. It’s available for pre-order now.
So fake it’s Name
Savory Advent calendars are pretty rare, but this one would be special even if they weren’t – as it’s packed with nine varieties of fine cheeses (like Applewood Smoked British Cheddar and Herbed Ilchester Derby with sage), all suitable for vegetarians. It will be available at select Target stores, as well as Supervalu, Sprouts, Schnucks, Meijer, Jewel, Lidl and Publix stores from November. Check back for more details.
If you’re near an Aldi, it’s also bringing back its cult wine advent calendar for 2022. As in previous years, this one will likely feature a mix of red, white and sparkling in 24 mini bottles. Also look for several other advent calendars in store this holiday season, including those for beer, hard seltzer, chocolate, cheese, and the two cats. and dog treats.
A version of this story was previously posted but has been updated with new picks for 2022.
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