I enjoy counting down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar and if it is food related all the better. Not only do you get a little surprise everyday but it also helps to build up the excitement for the special day to come.
Year on year the advent calendar offerings increase and this year has been no exception. There is something for everyone, the beauty lover, those who enjoy pampering themselves and calendars for the foodies.
This year I've selected some of my favourite Christmas foodie offerings:
1.Godiva Christmas Advent Calendar(£23)*:
I love good quality chocolate and Godiva has been a favourite of mine for quite a while. I love the playful design of this years luxury chocolate advent calendar, but you will have to keep a good eye on it otherwise the naughty elves might just make off with it.
Godiva really knows how to make delicious chocolates, and this calendar offers something for everyone with an assortment of white and milk chocolate treats.
2. Christmas truffles in a gift box 12 pcs (£23)*:
If you have a foodie in the family but they're not interested in having an advent calendar, Godiva also have the perfect truffle assortment.
This wonderful box offers an assortment of six different truffle offerings: milk chocolate mouse, creamy dark chocolate ganache, praline, liquid caramel, light vanilla mouse and cinnamon biscuit mousse.
The truffles would be perfect to accompany an after dinner dessert or with a warming tipple of mulled wine.
3. Carluccio's Christmas calendar (£11.95)*:
This wonderful arty advent calendar contains novelty chocolate characters with penguins, Santa's and snowmen filled with gianduja (30% hazelnut and 70% milk chocolate). It's the perfect fun Christmas advent calendar for children and adults alike.
If you have a foodie in your life have a look also at the Carluccio's Christmas gift shop. I have been sitting drooling over most of their offerings.
They have something for all foodies. My personal favourites...
4.Baci di Dama biscuits (£17.95). Two hazelnut biscuits sandwiched together with wonderful dark chocolate.
The perfect combination with a steaming cup of coffee.
5. Chocolate Panatone (£16.95), with the wonderful addition of milk, dark chocolate and hazelnut glaze what more needs to be said.
6. After Eight Calendar Shaped like Big Ben: (£24.99).
I love After Eights and this calendar last year was an absolute highlight for me, so when I saw it back this year I knew I needed another one.
Filled with a selection of wonderful After Eight pralines, you can't go wrong. The challenge is not eating them all in one go.
As you already know I have a love affair with Paul's bakery and patisserie. Not only is this calendar really beautiful to look at but it can be used year after year. It has a wonderful mix of truffles and ceramic charms
behind the beautifully painted doors.
If you could create your perfect advent calendar what would it contain?
Wishing you and your loved ones sweet tidings.