Traditionally advent calendars contained nothing more behind the doors than pictures. Then it was candy, then it was toys.
Here are some candy advent calendars available this year that stick to the middle tradition: candy behind the doors – one for each day counting down to Christmas of course. Most of these are really chocolate advent calendars. This year I could only find the Haribo candy advent calendar without Chocolate! Instead it contains a mixture of fruit and cola flavour chewy sweets, marshmallows, liquorice and gums.
The branded candy advent calendars shown above include: Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar (with excellent reviews), Haribo, Celebrations (with Mars, Twix, Bounty, Dove, Maltesers and Milky Way). There is also the specifically Huge M&M advent calendar. It really is huge: longer than my fore-arm. Last but not least, for Mars fans there is the Mars chocolate advent calendar.
Here are some best selling chocolate advent calendars – chocolate is the most popular type of candy anyhow, isn’t it?
A lot of fun is the 3D House advent calendar. And yes, it contains chocolates as well!
I’ve started with Advent calendars with an actual Christian Christmas theme. The first two both feature the nativity and have Bible verses included with each day.
Another fun theme for chocolate advent calendars is Disney. These are usually quite affordable, because the chocolates are really small, which is not so bad, if you think about it!
Chocolate and Candy Christmas Calendars For kids and adults
Advent calendars are a great way to celebrate the coming of Christmas… adding chocolate gifts to the package makes it even better. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate? I’m sure it’s everybody’s favorite type of candy. Don’t you love chocolate candy advent calendars?
One mother says:
My mother-in-law sent the boys an Advent Calendar every year when they were little…the ones with the chocolates or candy in each window were their faves! ;)
By Vermont Christmas Company
- 2.6 oz. of Gourmet Chocolate
Prepare for Christmas by opening a window each day during Advent. Upon opening each window, find a wonderful piece of gourmet milk chocolate. Each day includes a bible verse that tells a part of the Nativity story. Each Advent calendar measures 10″x13 3/4″.
Users on Amazon love it for precisely this reason: it teaches their children something about Christmas while also feeding their sweet tooth.
- 2.6 oz. Gourmet Chocolate
Prepare for Christmas by opening a window each day during Advent. Upon opening each window, find a wonderful piece of gourmet milk chocolate. Also find bible text that tells a part of the Nativity story. Very well reviewed.
This is a smart advent calendar for a family. There are three Disney advent calendars included – Disney Cars, Disney Princess and Mickey and Minnie. So each child can pick the one they want, and they don’t have to fight over it. Each contains chocolates for every day of December, leading up to Christmas, of course.
The elves that organize Christmas surely deserve their own advent calendar. Each day in this one covers a verse from Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, which is a nice touch and will teach your children a bit of Christmas tradition.
This is another advent calendar that combines candy with poetry: Open a Window Each Day to Find Chocolate & a Christmas Rhyme. The classic European design (is that Germany or the Netherlands?) toy shop makes us look forward to the season of joy. When used with adults it makes a nice conversation piece while you also have a nice handout for December visitors.
Another reader says:
I remember getting something like this many years ago, when my mom had her job cut out for her in convincing me to eat just one a day. I haven’t seen them since … until now.
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