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Advent Calendar

$50.00

(3 customer reviews)

An festive advent calendar garland you can hang around your home.

Each day features 2 pieces of bean to bar chocolate.

Everyday is a different chocolate, and each chocolate was made by us here at the McGuire Chocolate Company.

Limited quantity available. Expected to ship Early November.

Please note the garland string is a brown twine as in the last picture on the Christmas tree.

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Description

This advent calendar is a truly spectacular way to build the anticipation of Christmas. The garland  can hang on a mantle or around a tree.  There is a decorative envelope for every day of the month leading up to the big day.

Each day will consist of two pieces of bean to bar chocolate you can easily share the experience within your house.

There is a limited number available so get your orders in early.

Also – keep the decorative garland for refills in future years!

 

 

Additional information

Weight .52 g
Dimensions 25 × 12 × 9 cm

3 reviews for Advent Calendar

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Lesley M

I ordered your advent calendar and I’m very disappointed in the size of the chocolates. I expected to be getting mini sized chocolate bars in each daily pouch and instead get two very thin wafers of chocolate that you can barely get to taste before it melts in your mouth. For the price $50 (twine and paper pouches no ribbon) it’s like you were just trying to get rid of your sample size pieces in this?

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  1. Lesley M (verified owner)

    I ordered your advent calendar and I’m very disappointed in the size of the chocolates. I expected to be getting mini sized chocolate bars in each daily pouch and instead get two very thin wafers of chocolate that you can barely get to taste before it melts in your mouth. For the price $50 (twine and paper pouches no ribbon) it’s like you were just trying to get rid of your sample size pieces in this?

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    • admin (store manager)

      We’re sorry to hear that the advent calendar did not meet your expectations. The chocolate we use is specifically molded for the calendars and not a reusing of sample pieces. The intent is to deliver a taste of bean-to-bar chocolate each day for up to two people. We will ensure photos are uploaded of the circles so that there is no confusion over the content in each pouch.
      What makes the advent calendar special is that everyday is unique. That is 25 different tastes of chocolate all made in house. We begin working on the advent calendar in January every year and it takes 10 months complete all of the required batches of chocolate. You will have a difficult time finding a comparative calendar as the effort and logistics that go into 25 unique batches of chocolate in a year is immense. Every year we wonder if we’ll be able to accomplish it and are motivated by the overwhelmingly positive feedback and encouragement from customers. Your review saddens us but we appreciate your honesty.
      We have considered replacing the advent circles for mini bars in the past. It would move the price point to $50 for a refill and $75 for a full calendar. It is good timing for your feedback as any changes to the upcoming 2022 advent calendar would have to be decided on by January as that is when production begins. We will actively survey a sample of advent customers to get their input on this potential change.
      You are the second person this season to express disappointment with the twine garland as the ribbons used in the past appear to garner more favour. The time required to thread thicker ribbon through the pouch holes pushed the cost of the garland over $25. While you may find it easy to criticize paper pouches and twine garlands you may find it surprisingly difficult to try and recreate the function within the budgetary constraints. Please keep in mind that on top of sourcing the materials, we also stamp, hole punch, and thread each pouch. As a takeaway we are going to look at the possibility of a larger hole punch to make threading thicker ribbon easier. Please also note that we sell the refills (chocolate only) as some people prefer to craft their own calendar or have an existing reusable calendar.
      We thank you for your feedback. We will consider your concerns when planning for future calendars. We hope that you’re able to appreciate all of the effort that goes into each and every day of the calendar in front of you.

  2. Joanne Ring (verified owner)

    It looks great and Bill and I are trying to be very disciplined and not have any until the beginning of advent.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Although I have not tasted the chocolates yet, the garland is beautiful and I love that I am supporting a local company. I do wish it came with the red ribbon advertised in your photos (instead of the twine).
    I plan on repurchasing the refill next year 🙂

    • McGuire Chocolate Co. (store manager)

      We totally understand. We will update the product description to better highlight the garland is twine.

      The red ribbon was from a previous year when the ribbon was assorted and, unfortunately, the red ribbon is just too hard to string by hand. Will have updated photos for next year too!

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