This Swizzels advent calendar is packed with retro sweets and we need it

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  • Everyone loves a retro sweet. Of course we love the new kids on the confectionary block, like the Orange Chocolate Toblerone and McVities new biscuit range, but can they really compare to the sugary snacks you’d find in a party bag as a child?

    And Swizzels are the masterminds behind some of the most popular classic sweets out there, from the Drumstick lollies, to Parma Violets and Fizzers, to the iconic Lovehearts.

    So when they announced that they’re releasing an advent calendar this year, they had our attention.

    Packed full of retro classics, it’s perfect for anyone who wants a nostalgic sugar rush every day in the run up to Christmas. Behind each door there’s an individually wrapped sweet, and there’s even an interactive search puzzle on the back of the box.


    swizzels advent calendar

    Credit: Swizzels

    If you want to get your hands on one, they’ll be available through the Swizzels website and in stores such as Tesco, Wilko and Sainsbury’s for £5. Bargain.

    And for anyone who wants to enjoy the classic Swizzels sweets before the Christmas countdown begins, they’re also offering hampers of your faves – from letterbox goodies costing £4.99 to a huge box of treats for £12.99.

    Erm, yes please.

    However, if you prefer to wear the goodies in behind the doors, you’ll want the Disney socks advent calendar filled with footwear featuring your favourite characters (because we all end the year with mismatched/lost/seen-better-days socks, don’t we? Just us? Okay).

    Or, for a more premium festive countdown, there are the beauty advent calendars that will tempt makeup and skincare devotees. Whether you’re splashing out on the Liberty or Jo Malone offerings or prefer to invest in high street brands like The Body Shop and No7, there really is something for everyone.

    Is it acceptable to have more than one advent calendar?

    We’re going with definitely.

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