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18 of the best food and drink advent calendars for 2022 - from gin and whisky to cheese

Count down to the most wonderful time of the year with these food and drink advent calendars.

Published: November 1, 2022

With only a few weeks to go until December, festive goodies are starting to line store shelves, with a string of food and drink related advent calendars available.

From something for gin lovers, to fans of cheese, here’s our pick of the best food and drink advent calendars.

Scottish Santa advent calendar

Award winning chocolatier and pastry chef Sebastian Kobelt is hoping his cheery “Scottish Santa” will really put a smile on his customers’ faces, as he launches his 2022 chocolate advent calendar.

German born Sebastian, a past finalist in the World Chocolate Masters and a Chocolatier of the Year winner in the Scottish Food Awards, produces his own range of delicious handmade chocolates, truffles and bars from a workshop in Linlithgow, selling online to a global customer base.

Every year Sebastian comes up with a different design for his annual Advent Calendar, which is sold online and posted out to purchasers during the last week of November to ensure that the twenty four handmade chocolates it contains are as fresh as possible.

This year, looking for something really special, intrinsically Scottish, and unique to his brand, Sebastian has commissioned illustrator David Williams of Truffled Pig Art who came up with the design of a Scottish Santa in a snow globe.

For further details on Sebastian Kobelt’s full range, and to reserve an advent calendar (priced at £30.50) for dispatch the last week of November 2022, visit Sebastian's website.

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Flavourly beer advent calendar

Flavourly the online craft beer specialist have launched their 2022 CANvent calendar with a pre-order price of £47.95 including free delivery for 24, full sized premium beers.

Now in its sixth year the calendar has sold out on pre-order every year having established a reputation as delivering one of the best selections of premium craft beers for a reasonable price.

The CANvent calendar contains 24 different (330ml) cans of beer from some of the most notable independent craft breweries in the country, this year including; Siren and Thornbridge.

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There will be 24 different beers from over nine different breweries and 17 of these are new and exclusive small batch beers launched in 2022 with the other seven arriving fresh into the warehouse and back in stock for the first time in 2022.

Following the success of previous years’ CANvent Calendars, this year's advent offering maintains the same approach.

Focused on maximising the quality and variety of the 24 different beers, these are presented in a beautifully designed, but simple cardboard advent box - with each door revealing a different 330ml beer can.

Flavourly partner with independent (often small and remote) craft brewers around the country to deliver beer to homes.

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Find out more and buy here.

Walker's Shortbread

The classic Walker’s Shortbread Advent Calendar is back for 2022.

Inside you'll find Walker’s Shortbread products behind every window, from Pure Butter Shortbread Fingers, to Rounds and Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread.

Priced at £17.99, the calendar is available online now.


Chocolatia was set up by Gleneagles chocolatier, Chloe Oswald, during lockdown last year after being furloughed from her job.

Initially she thought that they would be back at work full time in February and that she could enjoy the bumper chocolate selling periods of Christmas and Valentines and in her words, "hit the ground running."

For Christmas 2022, Chloe has confirmed she'll selling two advent calendars, priced at £25.

This year you can choose from a 12 day or 24 day advent calendar. Behind each door you will find a beautifully hand painted festive bonbon with 12 varieties inside - the biggest flavour selection yet.

Find out more on her website.

Bonne Maman jam calendar

Enjoy a different jam or marmalade this December thank to this calendar from Bonne Maman.

Doors one to 23 carry a 30g mini jar of jam or marmalade, in different flavour combinations, some made just for Christmas.

Flavours include: Fig with Cardamom jam, Grapefruit and Dragon Fruit spread and Orange with Cinnamon marmalade.

The Bonne Maman Advent calendar is available exclusively online priced £25.99 plus postage & packing.

Craft cider calendar

Crafty Nectar have brought back their cider advent calendar, which includes 24 award-winning craft ciders.

The calendar includes ciders from award-winning producers including one of the world's best cider makers, Tom Oliver.

The calendar is recyclable, and the team plant a tree with every cider advent calendar purchased to support UK orchards/biodiversity.

Priced at £92.50, more info can be found here.

Tennent's beer advent calendar

With Christmas just around the corner, Tennent’s will bring back its limited-edition advent calendar for 2022.

After much demand from fans – and even some DIY efforts – the special 24-can advent pack is now available to buy online now for £35.

Drinks by the Dram drinks calendars

Toast the countdown to Christmas with a the range of spirits calendars from Drink by the Dram.

The range includes whisky, bourbon, gin, rum and vodka and inside each there are 24 hand-waxed 30ml bottles from brands such as Bathtub Gin, Port Charlotte and One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum.

New for 2022 are a peaty whisky calendar, a craft gin calendar and a spiced rum calendar.

The calendars start at £69.95 are are available to buy online now, here.

Popcorn Shed

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For a slightly different sweet treat this December, why not try an advent calendar from Popcorn Shed?

Behind each of the doors, you'll find a packet of mini popcorn in flavours such as salt and vinegar, toffee and smoky maple.

There is a vegan, free-from calendar as well as a gourmet option and both are ideal for those looking for something a bit different from traditional chocolate.

Available to order now, priced at £25.

ARD Bakery

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Picture: ARD bakery

Owner of this Glasgow bakery, Alison Dunlop launched her Chocolate Advent Calendar last year.

Behind each door in this stylish calendar you'll find a delicious hand painted chocolate bonbon. There are 24 chocolates in total, in 12 different flavours.

The calendar is available to pre-order now, priced at £39.50.

Aldi wine, beer, gin and fizz calendars

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Back again for this Christmas, the sell-out Aldi wine advent calendar is an ideal gift for wine lovers to count down to Christmas.

Priced at £59.99, the popular calendar is filled with 24 mini bottles of red, white and rosé.

There's also a 12 gins of Christmas calendar, which is priced at £39.99.

Find out more here.

Eteaket tea advent calendar

The eteaket Tea Advent Calendar is a carefully curated selection of 25 sachets of speciality loose leaf teas and infusions. 

Not only does it include a selection of their famous teas, it will also include their Small Batch Christmas blends as well as the brand-new Tea in Mind range. 

Open a door each day for a tea-surprise and follow the daily tea routine on the reverse, which invites you to pause, re-balance and create a calming space for your mind this December.

Buy the calendar now, priced at £34.95, here.


Eden Mill 12 gins of Christmas

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This set – priced at £75 – sees established Eden Mill favourites joined by some festive flavours and liqueurs – including Candy Cane gin.

Other flavours include Forger gin, Golf gin, Original gin and Passion gin.

The set also comes with a suggested serve booklet and two tulip glasses.

Cheese advent calendar

An alternative to a standard chocolate advent calendar, the Cheese Advent Calendar is available to buy now in Lidl and Morrisons for £8.

Including 24 individually wrapped cheeses, the calendar has a ‘book style’ packaging design, allowing one half to be torn off after the initial 12 days of Christmas to maximise fridge space.

The Cheese Advent Calendar includes 24 pieces of individually wrapped cheese.

With seven varieties available, the calendar includes: Ilchester Cheddar with Apple, Onion and Sage, Applewood and Ilchester Double Gloucester.

B&M Pringles advent calendar

food and drink advent calendars

Crisp fans can tuck into a mini tub of Pringles to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas.

Featuring 12 pots of Pringles crisps with flavours including original, salt and vinegar, sour cream and onion, and BBQ, this calendar is ideal for those that prefer a savoury snack.

The calendar is available now for £8.99 at B&M stores nationwide.

Pipers crisps calendar

Pipers is taking Christmas calendars to the next level this season launching their very own crisp calendar – for ultimate crisp lovers and anyone who fancies a savoury treat over the festive season.

Made up of six classic Pipers flavours, including Great Berwick Longhorn Beef, and Burrow Hill Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt - perfect for foodies in search for an alternative Christmas calendar with a savory twist.

Best of all, day 25 offers a pair of festive socks which Pipers fans can wear on Christmas Day after enjoying their assortment of crisps.

Order it online now for £29.95.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society advent calendar

The popular SMWS calendar is back for 2022, and it's an ideal gift for a whisky fan.

Included in the eye-catching box calendar are 25, 25ml bottles of cask whiskies.

The team say: "Discover a new favourite flavour profile and taste and explore bottlings that you might not have tried before. Or if you're hosting this holiday season, impress your guests with a dram or two and use as a festive table favour at Christmas or New Year."

Find out more and buy (priced at £189) via the SMWS website.

Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar

This gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar features twelve flavours to try over 25 days.

The Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar from The Naked Marshmallow Company features flavours from the Classic-Edition, Sweet-Edition and Festive Edition ranges, which include: Vanilla Bean, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cream, Candy Floss, S'mores, Cookies & Cream, Mint Choc Chip, Honeycomb & Choc, Cinnamon Churro, Rhubarb & Custard, Fizzy Watermelon and Bubblegum.

In addition on the reverse of each door, you’ll find out which flavour you’ll be enjoying that day, as well as either a festive joke, fun fact or exclusive online discount code to be redeemed on The Naked Marshmallow Company website.

The larger central door for Christmas Day includes a milk chocolate enrobed salted caramel marshmallow bar - made using The Naked Marshmallow Company salted caramel recipe marshmallow and finest Belgian milk chocolate.

As an optional extra, you can also choose to add on one of our awesome marshmallow toasting kits.

This advent calendar is priced at £20 (with Marshmallow Toaster £23.95)

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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