2022 LIMITED EDITION

ADVENT CALENDAR

a winter holiday countdown tradition

Sale price Price $160 Regular price

2022 Advent Calendar

Dandelion Chocolate

PRE-ORDER FOR NOVEMBER ARRIVAL

Available exclusively by pre-order. To reserve yours, please order now. Calendars will ship in November to arrive in time to unveil by December 1st. For orders that include other items, those items will be shipped separately at time of your order.

Our Advent Calendar is our most cherished holiday tradition, and the 2022 Calendar is a collaboration with seventeen acclaimed chocolatiers from coast to coast; British artist Harry Goldhawk; and the California Academy of Sciences — whose Assistant Planetarium Director, Bing Quok, and team curated this year’s theme: Moonlight & Daylight. You’ll unbox twenty-five individual, gift-worthy, chocolate-box “ornaments,” each containing a serving of surprise confections — such as a bonbon, a caramel, or several chocolate-covered nuts.

Each evening’s decorated ornament-box highlights a December constellation, lunar phase, or celestial event, and features one chocolate artisan who created that date’s confection. Choose from the following two options:

  • Single Calendar: Filled with a single serving of delicious chocolate confections.
  • Double Calendar for Two: A daily (double!) dose of exquisite chocolates — so no more splitting bonbons in two.

The Calendar’s accompanying illustrated booklet provides instructions for viewing nightly celestial events, and reveals stories, history, and even some science behind each event.

Advent Calendar pre-orders will begin shipping no sooner than November 8th. For Advent Calendar pre-orders that include other items, we will ship your other items immediately unless noted otherwise.

This Set Includes
This Advent Calendar contains: 25 individual holiday-ornament boxes filled with 25 unique confections, all tucked into a decorative, logo-free, reusable gift box; a detailed sky-watching guide; and a keepsake lunar volvelle.
Ingredients & Allergens

Our partners shy away from preservatives and intend their treats be eaten fresh. So while your typical Advent calendar might have a long shelf life, we encourage you to enjoy these confections within a few days of the box date. Each treat is individually labeled with ingredients.

Dandelion 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Camino Verde, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), Dandelion 70% House Blend chocolate (cocoa beans, organic cane sugar), Dandelion 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador, organic cane sugar), Dandelion 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Tumaco, Columbia, organic cane sugar), Dandelion 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Ambanja, Madagascar, organic cane sugar), Dandelion 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Anamalai, India, organic cane sugar), Dandelion 70% chocolate (cocoa beans from Anamalai, India [fermented with nutmeg], organic cane sugar), almond paste (almonds, organic cane sugar, water, potassium sorbate [preservative]), yuzu-juice powder, cocoa butter, sugar, sunflower lecithin, popping candy (sucrose, lactose [milk], glucose, carbon dioxide), raspberries, cream, glucose, soursop purée (soursop, sugar), citric acid, organic cane sugar, organic cane syrup, orange, lapsang souchong tea, honey, baking soda, organic butter, organic brown sugar, organic black and white sesame seeds, brittle (cane sugar, almonds, Dandelion Camino Verde, Ecuador cocoa nibs, star anise extract, baking soda, sea salt), single-origin deodorized cocoa butter from Peru, heavy cream, wild-sweet-orange essential oil, pectin, extra-virgin olive oil, almonds, cinnamon, Earl Grey tea leaves, vanilla paste, speculoos cookies (wheat flour, margarine, citric acid, lactic acid, color added [beta carotene], butter flavor [non-dairy], soy flour, raising agent [sodium hydrogen carbonate], cinnamon, nutmeg), palm oil, canola oil, rapeseed lecithin (emulsifier), hazelnut praline (hazelnuts, sugar), organic cream, green Indian cardamom, Persian rose water, wildflower honey, coconut (coconut, cane sugar, sulfur dioxide), lychee purée, pandan, freeze-dried jackfruit, apple paste, water, dextrose, lemon juice, feuilletine (wheat flour, sugar, concentrated butter 8%, milk sugar, milk proteins, malt extract [barley], raising agent: E500ii), peanuts, light corn syrup, gelatin, vanilla, cashews, dried pineapple (pineapple, sugar, citric acid, sulfur dioxide), roasted macadamia nuts, white chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, whole-milk powder, vanilla, soy lecithin [emulsifier]), kosher salt, organic mint, vanilla bean, invert sugar, crystalized ginger (ginger, sugar, sodium metabisulphite), freeze-dried orange zest (orange peel, sugar, water, natural flavor, potassium sorbate, riboflavin), powdered sugar (sugar, cornstarch), cardamom, praline grains (almonds, hazelnuts, sugar), candied lemon bits (sugar, corn syrup, FD&C Yellow 5), honey caramel (cream, cane sugar, sweetened condensed milk [milk, sugar], corn syrup, butter [cream, salt], honey, sea salt), tart cherries (cherries, sugar, sunflower oil), bourbon whiskey*, Amaro Montenegro*, Armagnac*, peppermint candy (sugar, corn syrup, peppermint oil, FD&C Red 40), sea salt, food coloring (FD&C Dye & Lake colors: Blue 1, Blue 2, Red 2, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6; and natural colors), peppermint oil, Maldon salt, black salt (sea salt, activated charcoal), soy lecithin, titanium dioxide

Contains: wheat, soy, milk, peanuts, tree nuts (almonds, coconuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts), and sunflower oil. Made and packed in the individual collaborators' facilities that may come into contact with cross-contaminants.

*Three treats contain less than 1% alcohol: Armagnac, whiskey, amaro.

Weight
2022 Advent Calendar net weight: 9.5 oz (269 g)

2022 Advent Calendar for Two net weight: 1 lb 3 oz (538 g)
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A WINTER NIGHT SKY COUNTDOWN


This year’s Calendar is our second collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Guided by Planetarium Assistant Director Bing Quock, we offer an in-depth look at singular space events occurring between December 1st and 25th, highlighting constellations and Moon positions visible during this period. Although most astronomical events are visible before midnight to unaided eyes, some may require good binoculars for optimal viewing.

A WINTER NIGHT SKY COUNTDOWN


This year’s Calendar is our second collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Guided by Planetarium Assistant Director Bing Quock, we offer an in-depth look at singular space events occurring between December 1st and 25th, highlighting constellations and Moon positions visible during this period. Although most astronomical events are visible before midnight to unaided eyes, some may require good binoculars for optimal viewing.

What Is a Lunar Volvelle?

You’ll also receive a keepsake lunar volvelle, to help you determine nightly lunar and celestial data. When possible, we favor events viewable before midnight with the naked eye (or with a good pair of binoculars!). A volvelle — an ancient analytical device possibly invented by the Greeks, and commonly used through the Middle Ages — is composed of stacked, rotatable, decorated paper parts circling a pivot, allowing pieces to be moved to convey specified data. A lunar volvelle enables the user to determine a given date’s lunar phase, length of day and night, and relative positions of heavenly bodies.

Meet Our 2022 Collaborators

  • ANDSONS
  • CACAO & CARADAMOM CHOCOLATIER
  • CHRISTOPHER ELBOW CHOCOLATES
  • DEUX CRANES
  • FARM CHOCOLATE
  • FEVE CHOCOLATES
  • FORTÉ CHOCOLATES
  • GARCIA NEVETT CHOCOLATIER DE MIAMI
  • HÅKAN CHOCOLATIER
  • KOLLAR CHOCOLATES
  • MICHAEL'S CHOCOLATES
  • MONSOON CHOCOLATE
  • NEOCOCOA
  • SOCOLA CHOCOLATIER
  • THOMAS CRAFT CONFECTIONS
  • TOPOGATO
  • DANDELION CHOCOLATE

AndSons

LOS ANGELES, CA

Second-generation chocolatiers and brothers Marc and Phil Covitz share their love for precise Swiss-style chocolate-making techniques they learned from their mother at their Beverly Hills chocolate shop. Each limited-production hand-painted chocolate is ethically sourced and artfully prepared using high-quality natural ingredients with modern California culinary standards.

Cacao & Caradamom Chocolatier

HOUSTON, TX

Named one of America’s most promising and talented hospitality leaders, Annie Rupani is a Houston, Texas-based chocolate artist who graduated from Boston University with a degree in anthropology and religion. She studied abroad in London and Amman, and traveled to Pakistan, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and China, then settled for a time in Malaysia, where she attended pastry school. We taste Annie’s love of the spices, flavors, and people of the world with each transformative chocolate bite.

Christopher Elbow Chocolates

KANSAS CITY, MO

Christopher Elbow has gotten used to people lining up outside his original Kansas City shop to see the whimsical shapes and bright colors he uses to make his chocolates resemble precious stones. Christopher now has two flagship stores: the shop in Kansas City, and another in San Francisco, where he and his team bring modern culinary artistry to time-honored chocolate techniques.

Deux Cranes

Los Gatos, CA

French-trained Head Chocolatier Michiko Marron-Kibbey, and Creative Director Ayaka B. Ito, founded Deux Cranes in Los Gatos, California, in 2018. Inspired by their Japanese heritage and the esthetics of both Japanese and French food cultures, the duo design and hand-craft exquisite, small-batch artisanal confections that evoke flavors from their youth. Through Deux Cranes, Michiko and Ayaka offer a contemporary take on the traditional Japanese philosophy of honoring even the smallest, life-enriching delights.

Farm Chocolate

SEBASTOPOL, CA

Farm Chocolate's Patty Doyle hand-makes authentic, delectable, slow-crafted confections from intensely flavorful, sustainably sourced ingredients, utilizing traditional methods of hand-tempering and hand-dipping. Incorporating artful design, the Sonoma-based confectioner's approach is centered on one-of-a-kind rustic luxury, inspired by and rooted in a European aesthetic.

Feve Chocolates

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Since 2007, San Francisco’s Feve Chocolates has created artisan confections that pair bold flavors and stunning presentation. Feve combines old-world techniques with a penchant for experimentation, guided by a commitment to the highest-quality ingredients. Feve's producer partnerships emphasize fair pay, and a portion of Feve's net profit is used for micro-loans to improve the lives of farmers involved in the cocoa trade.

Forté Chocolate

MOUNT VERNON, WA

Master Chocolatier Karen Neugebauer is ranked one of the world’s best chocolatiers. Karen sees chocolate as both food and art. She and her team of artisans craft every confectionery piece entirely by hand with meticulous dedication to quality, using the finest ingredients, including savory elements such as organic herbs and spices.

Garcia Nevett

MIAMI, FL

​​Sisters Susana and Isabel Garcia Nevett have spent more than a decade perfecting their chocolatier skills, first in France and Venezuela and now in their adopted city of Miami. Always celebrating Venezuelan and Latin American cocoa and chocolate, their flavors honor their childhoods in Caracas, travels around the world, and their new home in South Florida.

Håkan Chocolatier

BEACON, NY

Håkan Mårtensson of HÅKAN Chocolatier crafts chocolates and confections featuring hard-to-find and uniquely sourced ingredients with a distinctly Nordic bite, balancing salt and sweet, bitter and sour, and rough and elegant flavors. Drawing upon his background working as a sculptor on the Swedish National Culinary Team, Mårtensson’s chocolate speakeasy in Beacon, NY offers a wide selection of the chocolatier’s sculptural creations, including elegant bonbons and exquisite chocolate tablets.

Kollar Chocolates

YOUNTVILLE, CA

Chef Chris Kollar was trained as a savory chef, but then a love for chocolate drove him to study chocolate making throughout Switzerland, Italy, and France, before setting up his shop in Napa Valley. Today, Chef Chris is on a mission to elevate chocolate into an artistic, sensory experience driven by flavor and innovation.

Michael's Chocolates

OAKLAND, CA

After studying with master chocolatiers in Canada and the U.S., chocolatier Michael Benner and his husband Curtis Wallis founded Michael’s Chocolates in San Francisco in 2017. Michael's Chocolates crafts award-winning bonbons, truffles, bars, and confections highlighting rich chocolate pairings such as seasonal fruits, roasted nuts, and traditional liqueurs.

Monsoon Chocolates

TUSCON, AZ

Monsoon Chocolate is an award-winning chocolate factory and confectionery located in Tucson, Arizona, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Drawing inspiration from unique local ingredients and using unusual flavor combinations, Monsoon transforms transparently sourced cocoa from all over the world into craft chocolate bars, bonbons, confections, desserts, and beverages.

NeoCocoa

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Christine Doerr of San Francisco-based NeoCocoa hand-crafts truffles, brittles, barks, and an assortment of thoughtful confections in small batches, using only the highest-quality, 100-percent-natural ingredients. Since founding NeoCocoa in 2008, Doerr has received numerous awards for her creations. She continues to expand her product offering into new confections, all created with the philosophy that each bite should deliver the utmost chocolate experience.

Socola Chocolatier

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Wendy Lieu began experimenting with chocolate at the age of nine. She was even dreaming up ganache concoctions in her sleep. Today, she and her sister Susan own Socola Chocolatier in San Francisco. Named after the Vietnamese word for chocolate, Socola is famous for producing truffles with unique flavors, including burnt caramel with sea salt; guava, beer, and sriracha hot sauce.

Thomas Craft Confections

BRENHAM, TX

Adam Thomas has traveled the world as a chocolatier and pastry chef upholding the impeccably high standards of the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels. Now he and his wife Jennifer have settled in Brenham, Texas,where they opened Thomas Craft Confections. The couple use modern methods and technologies to craft old-world-style confections like toffee, caramels, and pralines.

Topogato

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Offering innovative confections such as balsamic jam truffles, coconut-and-passion-fruit chocolate bars that look like blown glass, and scotch-and-porcini-mushroom chocolates designed to evoke a riverbed, Topogato is often described as San Francisco’s most audacious chocolate shop. Founded by best friends pastry chef Simon Brown and artist Beau Monroe, Topogato promises to create stunning treats and artful gifts that comfort, delight, and inspire.

DANDELION CHOCOLATE

San Francicsco, CA

Dillon Zell runs Dandelion’s Confections program, and he and his small team produce our Single-Origin Truffle Collection, Single-Origin Chocolate Nut Spreads, and seasonal confections by hand. Dillon takes inspiration from the abundance of locally grown California produce to create elegant confections that tell a story. His ultimate mission is to honor and showcase the farmers behind each ingredient, through origin-focused, indulgent "mementos" to savor.

AndSons

LOS ANGELES, CA

Second-generation chocolatiers and brothers Marc and Phil Covitz share their love for precise Swiss-style chocolate-making techniques they learned from their mother at their Beverly Hills chocolate shop. Each limited-production hand-painted chocolate is ethically sourced and artfully prepared using high-quality natural ingredients with modern California culinary standards.

Cacao & Caradamom
Chocolatier

HOUSTON, TX

Named one of America’s most promising and talented hospitality leaders, Annie Rupani is a Houston, Texas-based chocolate artist who graduated from Boston University with a degree in anthropology and religion. She studied abroad in London and Amman, and traveled to Pakistan, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and China, then settled for a time in Malaysia, where she attended pastry school. We taste Annie’s love of the spices, flavors, and people of the world with each transformative chocolate bite.

Christopher Elbow
Chocolates

KANSAS CITY, MO

Christopher Elbow has gotten used to people lining up outside his original Kansas City shop to see the whimsical shapes and bright colors he uses to make his chocolates resemble precious stones. Christopher now has two flagship stores: the shop in Kansas City, and another in San Francisco, where he and his team bring modern culinary artistry to time-honored chocolate techniques.

Deux Cranes

LOS GATOS, CA

French-trained Head Chocolatier Michiko Marron-Kibbey, and Creative Director Ayaka B. Ito, founded Deux Cranes in Los Gatos, California, in 2018. Inspired by their Japanese heritage and the esthetics of both Japanese and French food cultures, the duo design and hand-craft exquisite, small-batch artisanal confections that evoke flavors from their youth. Through Deux Cranes, Michiko and Ayaka offer a contemporary take on the traditional Japanese philosophy of honoring even the smallest, life-enriching delights.

FARM Chocolate

SEBASTOPOL, CA

Farm Chocolate's Patty Doyle hand-makes authentic, delectable, slow-crafted confections from intensely flavorful, sustainably sourced ingredients, utilizing traditional methods of hand-tempering and hand-dipping. Incorporating artful design, the Sonoma-based confectioner's approach is centered on one-of-a-kind rustic luxury, inspired by and rooted in a European esthetic.

Feve Chocolates

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Since 2007, San Francisco’s Feve Chocolates has created artisan confections that pair bold flavors and stunning presentation. Feve combines old-world techniques with a penchant for experimentation, guided by a commitment to the highest-quality ingredients. Feve's producer partnerships emphasize fair pay, and a portion of Feve's net profit is used for micro-loans to improve the lives of farmers involved in the cocoa trade.

Forté Chocolate

MOUNT VERNON, WA

Master Chocolatier Karen Neugebauer is ranked one of the world’s best chocolatiers. Karen sees chocolate as both food and art. She and her team of artisans craft every confectionery piece entirely by hand with meticulous dedication to quality, using the finest ingredients, including savory elements such as organic herbs and spices.

Garcia Nevett

MIAMI, FL

​​Sisters Susana and Isabel Garcia Nevett have spent more than a decade perfecting their chocolatier skills, first in France and Venezuela and now in their adopted city of Miami. Always celebrating Venezuelan and Latin American cocoa and chocolate, their flavors honor their childhoods in Caracas, travels around the world, and their new home in South Florida.

Hakan Chocolatier

BEACON, NY

Håkan Mårtensson of HÅKAN Chocolatier crafts chocolates and confections featuring hard-to-find and uniquely sourced ingredients with a distinctly Nordic bite, balancing salt and sweet, bitter and sour, and rough and elegant flavors. Drawing upon his background working as a sculptor on the Swedish National Culinary Team, Mårtensson’s chocolate speakeasy in Beacon, NY offers a wide selection of the chocolatier’s sculptural creations, including elegant bonbons and exquisite chocolate tablets.

Kollar Chocolates

YOUNTVILLE, CA

Chef Chris Kollar was trained as a savory chef, but then a love for chocolate drove him to study chocolate making throughout Switzerland, Italy, and France, before setting up his shop in Napa Valley. Today, Chef Chris is on a mission to elevate chocolate into an artistic, sensory experience driven by flavor and innovation.

Michael's Chocolates

OAKLAND, CA

After studying with master chocolatiers in Canada and the U.S., chocolatier Michael Benner and his husband Curtis Wallis founded Michael’s Chocolates in San Francisco in 2017. Michael's Chocolates crafts award-winning bonbons, truffles, bars, and confections highlighting rich chocolate pairings such as seasonal fruits, roasted nuts, and traditional liqueurs.

Monsoon Chocolates

TUSCON, AZ

Monsoon Chocolate is an award-winning chocolate factory and confectionery located in Tucson, Arizona, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Drawing inspiration from unique local ingredients and using unusual flavor combinations, Monsoon transforms transparently sourced cocoa from all over the world into craft chocolate bars, bonbons, confections, desserts, and beverages.

NeoCocoa

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Christine Doerr of San Francisco-based NeoCocoa hand-crafts truffles, brittles, barks, and an assortment of thoughtful confections in small batches, using only the highest-quality, 100-percent-natural ingredients. Since founding NeoCocoa in 2008, Doerr has received numerous awards for her creations. She continues to expand her product offering into new confections, all created with the philosophy that each bite should deliver the utmost chocolate experience.

Socola Chocolatier

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Wendy Lieu began experimenting with chocolate at the age of nine. She was even dreaming up ganache concoctions in her sleep. Today, she and her sister Susan own Socola Chocolatier in San Francisco. Named after the Vietnamese word for chocolate, Socola is famous for producing truffles with unique flavors, including burnt caramel with sea salt; guava, beer, and sriracha hot sauce.

Thomas Craft Confections

BRENHAM, TX

Adam Thomas has traveled the world as a chocolatier and pastry chef upholding the impeccably high standards of the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels. Now he and his wife Jennifer have settled in Brenham, Texas,where they opened Thomas Craft Confections. The couple use modern methods and technologies to craft old-world-style confections like toffee, caramels, and pralines.

Topogato

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Offering innovative confections such as balsamic jam truffles, coconut-and-passion-fruit chocolate bars that look like blown glass, and scotch-and-porcini-mushroom chocolates designed to evoke a riverbed, Topogato is often described as San Francisco’s most audacious chocolate shop. Founded by best friends pastry chef Simon Brown and artist Beau Monroe, Topogato promises to create stunning treats and artful gifts that comfort, delight, and inspire.

MEET OUR 2022 CALENDAR PARTNER

California Academy of Sciences

 

For 2022, we are honored to collaborate once again with the California Academy of Sciences — whose Assistant Planetarium Director, Bing Quock, and team composed much of the compelling celestial story we hope will draw you outside each December evening.

San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences, founded in 1853, is the oldest scientific institution in the West. It comprises scientific research departments in the natural sciences; an educational division; and a world-famous museum that includes, under a living roof, a planetarium, an aquarium, a rainforest, and exhibits about the natural world.

Bing F. Quock has been involved in astronomy education at many levels — from the college classroom, to outdoor "star parties," to his present position as Assistant Director of Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, with which he has been affiliated since 1973. An avid amateur astronomer, he is the 2020 recipient of the G. Bruce Blair Award for lifetime contributions to astronomy programming at Morrison Planetarium, and writes daily skywatching snippets for syndication to more than 30 newspapers across the country.

 

Harry Goldhawk

Artist and Friend

Harry Goldhawk is an illustrator, pattern designer, and digital-motion artist based in Newlyn, Cornwall. Inspired by the natural world surrounding him, Harry’s bold, textured works often depict nature and landscapes which evoke tranquillity and calm. We had admired Harry’s illustration of a centaur set against a starry sky years ago, and knew he would be a perfect match for our 2021 Calendar’s celestial theme. Harry imbues even his still images with motion, using color and geometry to render complex natural patterns. His stunning illustrations interpret myths and histories behind each celestial event featured herein.

Harry designed the celestial pattern for our hatbox-style outer gift box, as well as the story-like illustrations of celestial events for each day in December. The ornament-boxes and hatbox are sturdy and devoid of lettering or logos, perfect for reuse, decor, and future gifting. Every calendar is hand-tied with a shimmering red or gold bow.