Trader Joe’s Has Restocked Its $1 Advent Calendar

published Nov 17, 2021
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It might still be November, but the Christmas rush is already here — or at least, the rush to get to Trader Joe’s, as they’ve restocked their highly-popular Advent calendars.

The cult-favorite retailer is already spreading the holiday cheer by selling Advent calendars for only 99 cents. According to folks who have spotted the deal on Instagram, the package includes 24 milk chocolates in the cutest box covers. There’s one imagining a snow-covered house with penguins and pandas chilling inside. Another of a gingerbread man writing letters. And possibly the favorite, one with sloths looking all festive in their Santa hats. If you’d buy them just for the box designs, you’re not alone.

A heads-up, though. There’s one box which looks to be a charcuterie-themed calendar, even labeling itself as a “Joe-cuterie” board, but it’s still filled with chocolate, and not cheese. A missed opportunity there, TJ’s.

Because it’s the season for giving, Advent calendars aren’t just for humans —they’re also for pets. There’s a version for dogs, with treats made of salmon and sweet potato, while the box for cats includes salmon and seaweed flavors. The special animal calendars are a bit more expensive at $5.99, but price has never stopped anyone from splurging on their pets.

If you’re looking for Advent calendars with other themes, we suggest considering William Sonoma’s Harry Potter candy calendar, IKEA’s Vintersaga calendar which includes biscuits and chocolates, Costco’s wine calendar, and LEGO’s Star Wars minifig calendar.