Monday, November 27, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Count Down to Christmas with Your Own Gourmet Design Your Own (DYO) 24- Piece Chocolate Advent Calendar from Ethel M. Chocolates! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Ethel M® Chocolates

Holiday 24pc DYO Advent Calendar

Who says that adults can't have an advent calendar for Christmas?  I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things to do when the holidays rolled around as a kid was pick out a chocolate advent calendar at the store, and patiently wait until December so that I could start opening teach window and enjoying a delicious tasting milk chocolate candy.  I loved being surprised each to and seeing what type of Christmas-themed molded chocolate I would get.  My personal favorites were the bells and ornaments, as they were always the biggest pieces of chocolate. :-)  But, then as I got older and we learned about Christmas and Santa, my Mom would just pick up chocolate advent calendars for my brothers and I when she went to get the fixing for the Thanksgiving dinner. And, instead of waiting until December 1st and counting down until Christmas, we would just eat the candy in one sitting usually. 

It wasn't until I have children of my own that I got excited about the whole advent calendar thing, and couldn't wait to share this with my girls. Yes, they had paper chains to count down to Christmas, but come on, isn't a chocolate advent calendar so much better?! :-)  My girls experienced their first chocolate advent calendars at ages 3 and 4, and now look forward to picking out their own advent calendars each holiday season, like I used to like doing.  I have even found myself buying a calendar for myself, so that we can all share in the countdown together and so I can relive a little piece of my childhood again.  But, I don't know about you, once you get older the chocolates from these advent calendars don't taste as good as you remembered them to.  Maybe it is because we have experienced more decadent chocolates in our lifetime and now demand better quality chocolate.  Who knows?  All I know is my girls love the chocolate and it is such a fun way to count down until Christmas.  I love seeing the get excited each and every morning when they open up a window to reveal a molded chocolate treat inside.  

This year, I am going to be enjoying my own advent calendar with premium chocolates thanks to the folks at Ether M. Chocolates. They are offering a fun chocolate advent calendarwhich is truly breathtaking to look at and includes the classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas story on the inside flaps of the box to enjoy with your family as you count down to Christmas.  

What is so great, and unique about this chocolate advent calendar is that you can design it yourself. What does this mean?  You can choose up to six chocolate varieties to fill your calendar with.  Here is just a sampling of the many different Ethel M. Chocolates varieties you can choose from...

Don't they all look amazing?  Choose from nuts, solids, truffles, satin creams, caramels, milk or dark chocolate and even liqueur chocolates.  The hard part will be making your selections. But, you will be rewarded when you receive your Ethel M. Chocolates advent calendar and start counting down the days and enjoying the wonderful chocolates.  You can't go wrong with the different varieties, and each and every day will be like a mini celebration in your mouth as you enjoy each piece of chocolate.

When you first see this advent calendar and slide open the numbered boxes inside the calendar, you question if you want to eat the chocolates, as this looks like a really fancy chocolate advent calendar that should be displayed and admired.  But, then you remember just how good chocolate from Ethel M. Chocolates is, and you can't wait for December 1st to get here, so you can start enjoying the different pieces of chocolate found in each box.  

I had my oldest daughter, Savannah, pose with the calendar to show you just how nice this chocolate advent calendar from Ethel M. Chocolates is.  

I had her pull open the different drawers to reveal the chocolates, and I could see her mouth watering.  

She wished she could sample a piece of chocolate, but I told her she had her own calendar and that we would both have to wait until December 1st to start enjoying the chocolates.  

Oh, how I wish I could have snuck away and sampled a few of these chocolates, as they smelled so good. :-)  But, it has taken a lot of strong will to hold myself back and wait. :-)  Come on December 1st, get here I don't know how much longer I can wait! 

If you want to relive your childhood with a chocolate advent calendar that is perfect for an entire family to enjoy...just kidding, you know you would want this all for yourself, then you will want to head on over to Ethel M. Chocolates right now and put in a rush order so that you can get your hands on on the decadent DYO chocolate advent calendar, and start counting down the days until Christmas, as you savor truly amazing mouth watering chocolates each and every day.  Mmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about this chocolate advent calendar.

Stay tuned, as I am going to be sharing a follow up post to this one sharing double hot chocolate, Mars bars (remember these candy bars from our youth?) and a chocolate sampler tin -- all from Ethel M. Chocolates, and all wonderful gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including yourself. :-)

Holiday 16pc DYO Tin

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Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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