15 Best Chocolate Advent Calendars of 2023

A chocolate Advent calendar is a classic way to ring in the season. Find our top picks for every sweet tooth.

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The Advent calendars you grew up with have come a long way. With options for jam, teabooze-filled calendars and more, there’s truly a Christmas countdown for everyone. Chocolate Advent calendars are no exception. These festive countdowns come in just about every cocoa bean flavor, shape and size whether you’re craving a comforting go-to (hi, Godiva) or something luxurious to impress giftees or your family.

We thoroughly researched and even did the very hard work of taste-testing a few chocolate Advent calendar picks to recommend the best ones. Not only do they make wonderful gifts, but these picks arrive in the most stunning packaging worthy of display. Once you taste one treat you’ll want to devour the entire box so take it from us and pace yourself—the countdown to Christmas has only just begun.

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Godiva Classic Chocolate Advent Calendar
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Best Overall: Godiva Classic Chocolate Advent Calendar

For the best of both worlds, pick up this classic chocolate Advent calendar. We tested the countdown and love that it combines traditional flavors and shapes with smooth, luxurious chocolate. Sink your teeth into 24 confections in flavors like milk caramel embrace, raspberry star and dark mint medallion. Plus, enjoy solid milk and dark pieces in fun holiday shapes.

“I won’t lie, I popped open the first six days of the countdown the minute it arrived,” says Product Reviews Home Editor, Madi Koetting. “I enjoyed it for well over three weeks and every chocolate tasted as fresh as day one.” With a $40 price tag, this countdown is a middle-tier option for anyone on your list. Check out our list of the best Christmas chocolate gifts too.

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Harry & David Chocolate Advent Calendar Duo
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Best Gift: Harry & David Chocolate Advent Duo

Not only does this chocolate Advent calendar duo include 24 days of milk chocolate decadence, but it also comes with two so you can gift one to a loved one—and yourself. But we won’t blame you for keeping both for yourself, either. Pair it with these coffee Advent calendars for a complete tasting experience. How sweet!

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Yawn Brew Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar
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Best Drinking Chocolate: Yawn Brew Hot Chocolate Advent Calendar

If you’ve ever watched a Hallmark Christmas movie, you know it’s not the holiday season without copious amounts of hot chocolate. Count down to Christmas with this 24-day hot cocoa calendar. Choose from milk or dark chocolate and sip on festive flavors like enchanted forest, candy cane and winter spice all December long. We tried this hot chocolate Advent calendar and can confirm it lives up to expectations. Unlike hot cocoa (which comes from cocoa powder, not chocolate), this is true drinking chocolate—just add water or milk! Bonus: The dark chocolate calendar is vegan.

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Compartés Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar
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Best Luxury: Compartés Gourmet Chocolate Advent Calendar

For a countdown that doubles as a work of art, don’t stray from this beautifully packaged chocolate Advent calendar. A picturesque garden filled with flowering trees and birds creates an enchanting scene worthy of display. But this countdown isn’t just pretty…it’s also packed full of 24 award-winning chocolates filled with flavors crafted from California’s bountiful orchards.

“Not only did this countdown arrive in perfect condition with no melting in sight, but I was blown away by the rich, fruit-forward flavors inside,” says Madi, who tested the Advent calendar as well. “I’ve tested just about every Advent calendar out there this year, and Compartés easily earns five stars for quality, packaging and experience. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it!” You’ll love the look of these reusable Advent calendars too.

As of press time, this Advent calendar is unfortunately sold out. We’re crossing our fingers it comes back in stock in time for the holidays.

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Mirzam Chocolate Spice Route Advent Calendar
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For Global Foodies: Mirzam Chocolate Spice Route Advent Calendar

The adventurous sweet-toothed will indulge in a chocolate-filled journey through Madagascar, India, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Indonesia inside the Dubai-based Mirzam chocolate spice route countdown. The packaging is equally exciting as the treats inside with details inspired by ancient maritime spice routes, making it a beautiful gift.

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Toh Charbonnel Et Walker Peter Rabbit Chocolate Advent Calendar
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For Nostalgic Adults: Charbonnel Et Walker Peter Rabbit Chocolate Advent Calendar

Beatrix Potter fans, this one’s for you. Made in the UK, this Peter Rabbit chocolate Advent calendar features milk chocolate treats inspired by Peter and all of his pals. While the packaging alone is worthy of a spot in your holiday decor, the chocolates feature cute character embellishments too.

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Harry & David Deluxe Advent Calendar
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Best Variety: Harry & David Deluxe Advent Calendar

If you like starting your day with a little variety, this deluxe chocolate Advent calendar is the perfect pick. Twenty-four drawers are stuffed with ample surprises, like chocolate raspberry truffles, dark chocolate mini mints or white chocolate candy cane truffles. With over 3 pounds of candy, this food gift is a countdown the entire family can enjoy.

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Lindt Lindor Chocolate Advent Calendar
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For Truffle Lovers: Lindt Lindor Chocolate Advent Calendar

Any day that starts with a melt-in-your-mouth truffle has to be great, right? This truffle Advent calendar features 24 pieces of sinfully smooth chocolate. You’ll find plenty of classics in milk, white and dark chocolate. Have you tried Christmas cookie delivery yet?

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We Tried It 12 Days Of Chocolate Bombs Advent Calendar
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Best for Kids: Hickory Farms Hot Cocoa Bomb Advent Calendar

An experience and festive treat all in one, this 12-day hot cocoa bomb Advent calendar is ideal for little ones and kids at heart. Though the ball-shaped chocolates are almost too pretty to drink, everyone is in for a magical experience as they watch the treats inside the chocolate balls unravel into the most decadent cup of hot chocolate. Cheers!

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Heilemann Confiserie Advent Calendar
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Best Chocolate Shapes: Heilemann Confiserie Advent Calendar

Adults and kids alike will enjoy snacking on this chocolate countdown filled with festive milk chocolate shapes like St. Nick, snowmen, angels, penguins and more. As a Bavarian favorite since 1955, you can expect rich, decadent chocolate made from quality ingredients and crafted in an alpine village outside of Munich.

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Neuhaus Premium Chocolate Advent Calendar
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For Belgian Chocolate Lovers: Neuhaus Premium Chocolate Advent Calendar

Bring the Belgian chocolate boutique, Neuhaus, to life with their Christmas countdown offering a little something sweet for the whole family. A mix of dark, white and milk chocolate praline confections. The only con is you’ll want to eat them all at once!

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Vosges Haut Chocolat Advent Calendar
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For Foodies: Vosges Haut-Chocolat Advent Calendar

Looking to splurge? You can’t go wrong with this foodie-first chocolate Advent calendar. Flavors like matcha mint, crispy maple leaf and strawberry magical mushroom will tempt those with refined tastebuds. The calendar itself is decked out in some pretty cool bells and whistles as well. It lights up and plays a selection from The Nutcracker with the touch of a button. For more foodie finds, discover the best gifts on Goldbelly.

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Venchi Prestige Advent Calendar
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For Prestige: Venchi Prestige Advent Calendar

If you want to splurge a little bit for a prestige chocolate Advent calendar, look no further than Venchi’s Christmas countdown. The book-shaped calendar opens to reveal drawers filled with individually wrapped chocolates from the iconic chocolatier. The packaging and treats inside make it a show-stopping gift. Merry chocolate!

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Amedei Advent Calendar
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For Italian Chocolate Lovers: Amedei Advent Calendar

If you can’t make it to Europe for Christmas, the Amedei Advent calendar is a close second. The award-winning Italian confectioner is packed with artisanal chocolate from Tuscany (think bars, pralines and more). Not only is the pink, brown and gold packaging stunning, but it’s also made from recycled cocoa bean shells. We’ll only spoil one surprise—some drawers have not one, but two chocolates waiting inside.

As of press time, this Advent calendar is unfortunately sold out. We’re crossing our fingers it comes back in stock in time for the holidays.

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Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar
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For Candy Cane Devotees: Peppermint Bark Advent Calendar

Can’t get enough peppermint bark? We don’t blame you. This peppermint bark Advent calendar includes a portion of the good stuff every. single. day. Talk about a delicious way to satisfy your cravings!

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Additional research contributed by Product Reviews Home Editor, Madi Koetting

Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.