We can't resist the element of surprise (or chocolate).
Everyone loves a Christmas advent calendar. Opening up a door every day, getting a little treat, counting down the dwindling days until Christmas — these are all 100% fun things. A lot of the time, though, the prize inside is chocolate. And the chocolate is an afterthought. It’s more about the anticipation and the suspense, less about the sub-par goodies within. No wonder people turn to advent calendars with toys or advent calendars with meat and beer inside instead!
However, there's something to be said for chocolate advent calendars with *actually delicious chocolate* inside. You don’t have to resign yourself to eating grocery store confections for 24 days in a row. (Though there is something nostalgic about that.) Instead, you can find advent calendars from your favorite brands, including like Lindt or COCO. You can also indulge your sweet tooth with countdown calendars that go beyond plain chocolate bites and opt for treats like fudge or hot chocolate instead. Or you can invest in a personalized wooden calendar that lets you choose your own chocolates year after year. Any way you choose, it's guaranteed to be delicious. Whether you spend less than a dollar or splurge on fancy wares from a legendary chocolatier, remember that there’s no better way to start the day than with a cup of coffee and a bite of chocolate.