Best chocolate Advent calendars in Australia

Our team has chosen the 9 best chocolate Advent calendars to make your holiday countdown a lot sweeter.

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The best chocolate Advent calendars in Australia

How did we pick this list?

For this list, we picked products from various brands and retailers that offer chocolate Advent calendars for 2021. We evaluated key product features, such as value for money, packaging and variety. We carefully choose parameters based on our research and identified the products with the best features based on those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall chocolate Advent calendar: Haigh's Chocolates Advent Calendar Bundle

Pros

  • Gluten-free
  • Comes in a festive green fabric Christmas tree

Cons

  • No white chocolates
  • Pricey
Price (RRP): $50
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Why we chose it

Our pick for the holiday season is the Haigh's Chocolates Advent calendar bundle, which also features on our list of the best 2021 Advent calendars. It includes 23 chocolate squares and a milk chocolate foiled Santa in a festive fabric Christmas tree.

This Advent calendar contains dark and milk chocolates, plus cocoa solids made of cocoa mass and cocoa butter. Each has a serving size of 15g and is gluten-free, according to the brand. You can also buy the fabric tree and fillings separately.


Best vegan chocolate Advent calendar: Plamil So Free Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar

Pros

  • Certified organic by Soil Association

Cons

  • Chocolate blocks are a bit smaller than others
  • May contain traces of soya
Price (RRP): $14.95
Buy at flora & fauna

Why we chose it

For the best vegan option, our team has chosen Plamil's So Free milk chocolate Advent calendar. It is made of Fair Trade, dairy-free and organic ingredients that create smooth and creamy chocolate. You can enjoy the Christmas countdown with the same delightful taste you've known and loved.

This Advent calendar comes with 24 chocolate blocks in various shapes made with organic cocoa. The brand says this pack doesn't have nuts, gluten or wheat. However, this may still contain traces of soya. The chocolates come in a vibrant holiday box featuring Santa Claus.


Best Lindt Advent calendar: Teddy & Friends Advent Calendar

Pros

  • Comes with various chocolate fillings
  • Made of sustainably sourced ingredients

Cons

  • Doesn't include dark or white chocolates
  • May contain almonds and nuts
Price (RRP): $19.95
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Why we chose it

For the best Lindt Advent calendar, we recommend Teddy and Friends Advent calendar. It comes with various Lindt milk chocolates in each window, with flavours like hazelnut cream and double milk.

This Advent calendar features the gold-wrapped Lindt Milk Teddy, Lindor mini milk balls and Swiss milk Neapolitans. The brand says these are made by their master chocolatiers from sustainably sourced ingredients. Since 2020, 100% of the cocoa beans used in Lindt chocolates are sourced and verified by an independent third party.


Best Cadbury Advent calendar: Cadbury Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar

Pros

  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an interactive box

Cons

  • No dark or white chocolates
  • Contains soy and wheat
Price (RRP): $20
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Why we chose it

Cadbury Santa's Workshop Advent Calendar is our choice for the best option from the brand. Housed in a magical and interactive box, this chocolate Advent calendar contains all of the brand's beloved items. You get decently sized surprises as you count down to Christmas.

It comes with a Cadbury mini hollow figure, a bag and 22 treat-size chocolates. It includes Crunchie, Boost, Freddo's, Dream and Dairy Milk minibars. These are made in Australia from both imported and local ingredients. They are also sustainably sourced, according to the brand.


Best dark chocolate Advent calendar: Weibler Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

Pros

  • Made of German chocolate
  • Kosher

Cons

  • Not the most exciting Advent calendar packaging out there
  • Pricey
Price (RRP): $40.04
Amazon price: From $124.53
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Why we chose it

For this category, we picked the Weibler Dark Chocolate Advent calendar as the best option. You get square chocolates with a variety of decorative holiday symbols. These are all made of German dark chocolate.

Housed in a festive Christmas-themed box, the 24 chocolate blocks are non-GMO, kosher and gluten-free. However, they contain soy and some traces of tree nuts.


Best milk chocolate Advent calendar: Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar

Pros

  • You get 24 blocks for the price

Cons

  • Chocolates are a bit smaller than other Advent calendars
  • Limited flavours
Price (RRP): $10
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Why we chose it

If you love milk chocolates, check out Cadbury's Dairy Milk Advent calendar. At $20, this box comes with 24 8.3g milk chocolates with vanilla flavoured filling.

The dairy milk chocolates for this Advent calendar are made of 24% milk solids, cream powder from milk and 22% cocoa solids. They are housed in an elegant Cadbury box with different cut-out holiday cards for gift giving.


Best white chocolate Advent calendar: Moo Free Advent Calendar White Chocolate

Pros

  • Vegan-friendly
  • Recyclable packaging

Cons

  • May contain traces of nuts
  • Only 3g per chocolate block
Price (RRP): $13.20
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Why we chose it

Our pick for this category is Moo Free's Advent calendar White Chocolate. You get 24 vegan-friendly chocolates with this pack.

Developed in 2020, this calendar is dairy-free and made without gluten and soy. It contains white chocolates in various shapes that you get to discover as you wait in excitement for Christmas. These are all housed in a fun animal-themed box. The box and trays are also made from recyclable materials.


Best chocolate Advent calendar for kids: Koko Black Kids Advent Calendar

Pros

  • Handcrafted using natural ingredients
  • No artificial colours or flavours

Cons

  • You only get 200g for the price
  • Not cheap
Price (RRP): $39.90

Why we chose it

For kids, we recommend Koko Black's kids Advent calendar. This set comes with 25 handcrafted chocolates made with natural ingredients. They are housed in a colourful and graphic Advent calendar box perfect for gifting or as a keepsake.

While it's not the most traditional chocolate Advent calendar for kids, this set offers tons of treats for your little ones. The kid-sized bites are made without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The brand says this supports the use of 100% sustainably sourced cocoa. Each chocolate also has a fun little figure to celebrate the holidays.


Best chocolate Advent calendar for coffee lovers: Koko Black Twelve Starry Nights

Pros

  • Wide range of chocolates to pair with your favourite coffee
  • Comes with 200ml spirits

Cons

  • Only one dark chocolate selection
  • Expensive
Price (RRP): $299

Why we chose it

We chose Koko Black's Twelve Starry Nights as the best Advent calendar for coffee lovers. While it's the priciest one on our list, this offers a wide range of items to try, including various chocolates and a few spirits for the holiday season.

The flavours include the brand's magic pudding bites, a jar of stars milk and 54% dark, Christmas pudding blocks, very cherry coconut drops, prancing prawns and spectacle of Speculoos block. You also get a coconut cherry delight block, all over pavlova block and coconut cherry surprise. The set also contains Starward Nova single malt whiskey and Four Pillars bloody shiraz gin to cap off your Christmas evening.


Amazon prices last updated on 30 November, 2021 at 11:00 pm
eBay prices last updated on 30 November, 2021 at 10:07 am

Methodology

14
Brands considered
37
Products compared
9
Best products chosen
  • We compared 37 Advent calendars from 14 brands.
  • We then assed the products' key features such as value for money, variety and packaging.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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