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Best advent calendars 2019: These classic brands will make sure your Christmas countdown is suitably sweet

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Best Chocolate and Sweet Advent Calendars 2019

These advent calendar offerings from some of the UK’s most popular confectionery brands are certain to get you in the festive spirit for Christmas 2019.

It’s time to stop beating around the bush and tell it how it is: when it comes to the festive season, we’re ready to eat our body weight in sweet treats.

Don’t get us wrong – we’re all for an alternative advent calendar (or ten) – but at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than a daily bite-sized sweet treat to get you in the Christmas mood.

So, without further ado, here are Stylist’s picks of the best classic advent calendars on offer this year. From the magic of Quality Street’s offering to the return of the cute and tasty Percy Pig calendar, here’s everything you need to know when it comes to picking this essential festive item.

  • The Quality Street Advent Calendar

    Quality Street Advent Calendar Christmas 2019
    The Quality Street Advent Calendar

    Quality Street’s festive offering does what it says on the tin (or rather cardboard box, in this case). Featuring the chocolates and toffees we’ve come to know and love from the classic selection box, this one’s sure to be a hit for any chocolate lover.

    The calendar is available from Amazon now for £15.99.

  • The Percy Pig Advent Calendar

    The Percy Pig Advent Calendar
    The Percy Pig Advent Calendar

    M&S has taken the nation’s beloved sweet and put it into chocolate form for a suitably festive appearance. The raspberry-flavoured sweets have been transformed into creamy milk chocolate shapes for 23 days of the calendar, with the 24th and final day of advent marked with a mini pack of Percy gummies.

    The calendar is set to arrive in M&S stores over the coming weeks.

  • The Heroes Advent Calendar

    The Heroes Advent Calendar
    The Heroes Advent Calendar

    Sticking with the chocolate assortment brands theme, the Heroes selection are also getting their own advent calendar for December 2019. Inside you’ll find mini versions of some of Cadbury’s most popular chocolate bars, from the honeycomb delights of the Crunchie to the melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness of the classic caramel.

    The calendar is available from Waitrose now for £4.00.

  • The Swizzels Matlow Advent Calendar

    The Swizzels Matlow Advent Calendar
    The Swizzels Matlow Advent Calendar

    Swizzels Matlow have put on the best offering of all their mouth-watering sweets for December 2019, and it looks incredible. Featuring Drumsticks, Refreshers and Parma Violets, this calendar will give you the sugary boost needed to survive party season.

    The calendar is available from Amazon now for £7.95.

  • The After Eight Big Ben Advent Calendar

    The After Eight Big Ben Advent Calendar
    The After Eight Big Ben Advent Calendar

    The cute and quirky shape of this advent calendar is the icing on top of the mountain of mint chocolate waiting inside. Featuring a variety of white and dark chocolates with the mint-flavoured filling we’ve come to expect from an After Eight, this calendar is everything we could have asked for from the classic brand.

    The calendar is available from Tesco now for £10.00.

  • The Ferrero Golden Gallery Advent Calendar

    The Ferrero Golden Gallery Advent Calendar
    The Ferrero Golden Gallery Advent Calendar

    If you’re looking for a touch of sophistication from your chocolate calendar, look no further than this golden offering from Ferrero. Alongside the classic Ferrero Rocher offerings, this calendar features some of the company’s other treats in dark, milk and white chocolate.

    The calendar is available from Amazon now for £13.87.

  • The Haribo Advent Calendar

    The Haribo Advent Calendar
    The Haribo Advent Calendar

    Perfect for those among us who aren’t the biggest chocolate fans, the Haribo advent calendar gives you a mini bag of Haribo’s to enjoy every day throughout December, including MAOAM’s, Goldbears as well as some seasonal offerings alongside the other classics.

    The calendar is available from Amazon now for £7.99.

  • The Maltesers Truffles Advent Calendar

    The Maltesers Truffles Advent Calendar
    The Maltesers Truffles Advent Calendar

    Tis’ the season to enjoy some Maltesers treats as far as we’re concerned, so this calendar couldn’t have come sooner. Tuck into a Malteser truffle everyday throughout December and enjoy a month of pure indulgence – we do love to see it.

    The calendar is available from Tesco now for £8.00.     

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