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Oh please Mars, Haribo, supermarkets etc...

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OddBoots Thu 11-Oct-12 20:49:08

... please can you start making an advent calendar with something other than chocolate in. Starbursts would be easy to do and I am sure other companies could do the like. I know I could use one of the fabric ones, and I do but it would be lovely to get a 'normal' one.

I can't be the only one, can I?

dementedma Thu 11-Oct-12 20:50:45

I refuse to buy an advent calendar with any kind of sweets in. End of.
<tradionalist emoticon>

BitOfACyclePath Fri 12-Oct-12 12:09:33

Totally agree with you. Haribo ones would be fab grin

I'm the same with selection boxes but I spotted a chewits selection box this year in Asda so I've bought those.

milk Fri 12-Oct-12 12:41:35

Domino rally calendar so on Christmas day you can flick a whole row of dominos down grin

JazzyTheSnowman Fri 12-Oct-12 13:10:58

I've just seriously splashed out and bought DS a wooden advent calendar for £30 off eBay.

It's a gorgeous wood train set and it's just so beautiful I couldn't resist - seen worse ones for twice the price too! We just got given a huge box of Lego from relatives whose children are too old to play with it anymore, so I'm going to put a little Lego character in each drawer.

Fabric ones I find are really really flimsy and they break more often than not, but something I'd love to see is a Mini Cheddar advent calander!

FuckityFuckFuck Fri 12-Oct-12 13:12:39

The 'normal' ones are crap. The chocolate in them is horrible.

I bought a wooden train from The Range last year so I can put what I like in it smile

Waitingforastartofall Fri 12-Oct-12 14:35:34

ive just bought a playmobil one for this reason, ds doesnt like the chocolate in most advents and cant find anything to suit in my tiny town.

OddBoots Fri 12-Oct-12 16:18:20

This is for my 30something brother who can't eat chocolate. Not too sure he'd want Lego etc. I agree that mini cheddars would be fab! I'd not thought of a savoury option but that would work too.

TennisFan42 Sat 13-Oct-12 12:30:06

I mentioned this to DH who works for Mars and he suggested calling their customer feedback dep on 0845 045 0042 and suggest it - he thought it was a good idea!

HazeltheMcWitch Sat 13-Oct-12 12:35:28

I've seen one with cat treats.

Imnotaslimjim Sat 13-Oct-12 12:39:57

You can get Haribo advent calanders but I can only seethemfor sale in Germany, maybe giving them a call and suggesting they're sold here isn't such a bad idea!

EddieIzzardIsOrange Sat 13-Oct-12 12:55:26

Lokks like you can get the Haribo one on Amazon

BiscuitNibbler Sat 13-Oct-12 23:35:06

Years and years ago (early 90s) I got a Jelly Baby one. It was fantastic. I have looked every year since and never seen another one.

I got all excited in M&S today as they had a Percy Pig advent calendar. However when I looked at it properly it was chocolate in the shape of Percy Pigs. WTF?? Why do that? A real Percy Pig advent calendar would have been fabulous.

Magna Sat 13-Oct-12 23:37:30

Last year the local garden centre did marzipan advent calendars. One for the adults it was all mine

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