16 October 2017


For many years now I have been lucky enough to start my December off, here in South Africa,
 with 24 days of chocolate treats from one of the UK Chocolate Advent Calendars.
Their selection on offer each year just seems to grow and the choice becomes increasingly
more difficult and this year is no exception.

I have had a "choccy" calendar every year since being a child and it just wouldn't be  
Christmas without one.As you can imagine this tradition has been passed onto my 
"kiddie winks" and they too, along with hubby, all have to go through the
daily door opening ritual throughout December.

However since moving to South Africa its proved to be
 more of a challenge, but by hook or by crook I've managed to get four from the UK
every year, which makes opening those daily doors even more exciting.
(Yes I am in my 50's).

Below I have listed just a few of this years favourites, but the Baileys one would be
a problem to get out to SA. 

If you are a Baileys devotee then this advent calendar will most probably 
deserve a top spot on your advent calendar shopping list this year. 
It contains 23 mini Baileys truffles and a miniature bottle of the creamy 
liqueur behind door 24. 
Don't deliberate too long though, as this boozy beauty is fast selling out everywhere.

Baileys Advent Calendar 

We all love a Lindt chocolate bear and with this advent calendar you get to eat one Lindt mini animal 
everyday for 23 days in December and a big one on the 24th.
Lindt Teddy Bear Advent House

We will have a similar one available in South Africa

Godiva's 25 day advent calendar is chocolate luxury and features a selection of their creamy and 
delicious seasonal flavoured chocolates, as well as some of their classics.
Available at boutiques and concessions (including Selfridges and John Lewis) nationwide.
Godiva Christmas Advent Calendar 

This Lindt Lindor 24 doors chocolate advent calendar contains six different flavour 
Lindor truffles, plus a Milk Treat Bar on Christmas Eve. 
Exclusive to Sainsbury's.
Lindor advent calendar

This Fortnum & Mason's exclusive 24 day wooden advent calendar isn't strictly
 a chocolate advent calendar, 
as it comes filled with an 'exciting selection of sweets and chocolates' including sugar mice, 
dolly mix and chocolate coins.
If however you are more a sweetie than a chocolate lover, then this is a great luxurious 
and rather pricey, alternative option.

Fortnum & Mason's Wooden Advent Calendar


  1. Oh my goodness. I haven’t had a chocolate advent calendar since I was a child! And then I could only open a door for a chocolate every 3rd day as 2 sisters and I had to share one calendar. I think this year I deserve to spoil myself with the local Lindt calendar.

  2. I think it time to re live those childhood memories, but every day this time...