In addition to loving beauty advent calendars and alcohol advent calendars I also love counting down to Christmas with food advent calendars. Here I share my Gewurzhaus Spices Advent Calendar review to help you decide if this is an advent calendar that appeals to you too.
Advent calendars have progressed so much in recent years. The Gewurzhaus Spice Advent Calendar is my favourite food advent calendar. If you love home cooking and trying new recipes I think you will love it. This really is the best advent calendar for cooks and foodies.
Gewurzhaus Spices Advent Calendar Review
Although the exact contents and packaging of this Gewurzhaus spice advent calendar changes from year to year the style, quality and variety of contents remains similar.
This review will give you a good idea if this is the type of advent calendar that appeals to you too.
What Is The Gewurzhaus Spice Advent Calendar?
‘Gewurzhaus’ translates into English as ‘spice house’. They stock over 350 single origin spices, herbs, salts, peppers, teas and sugars from around the world. Gewurzhaus also mills over 100 exclusive small batch spice blends.
The Gewurzhaus Spice Advent Calendar is an exciting and unique food advent calendar for foodies who love home cooking. It is a beautifully illustrated advent calendar containing 24 spice blends that will inspire and nurture your home cooking during the month of December in the lead up to Christmas.
In my opinion it is the best savoury food advent calendar Australia wide.
Gewurzhaus Spice Advent Calendar Packaging
The Gewurzhaus Advent Calendar looks wonderfully festive and is designed in the shape of a 3 level building with a Gewurzhaus spice shop on the ground level. It is 39cm high.
Both the front and the back of the Gewurzhaus advent calendar are exquisitely illustrated with an Italian Christmas celebration scene. The front shows the outside of the building while the back of the advent calendar reveals a sneak peek inside the building. It illustrates the activities of the occupants of the house and spice shop as they prepare for their Christmas celebrations. There is so much delightful festive detail to look at and discover in the illustrations. This advent calendar looks wonderful on display in the kitchen.
Each day’s spice blend is hidden behind a perforated push through window rather than a pull out drawer. Thus this Gewurzhaus advent calendar box is not reusable again in subsequent years to make your own DIY advent calendar.
I do love however that once Christmas is over the disposal of this spices advent calendar has been carefully considered. The spices are all packaged in individual home compostable packets and the box is 100% recyclable.
My Gewurzhaus advent calendar packaging did have a slight issue however where the products were not aligned to the windows that opened up. This meant that when I opened up a window there was an empty row behind it. This was reportedly a common issue.
The reason for this was that during shipping the internal cardboard structure moved a bit. As a result the windows didn’t align to the products inside. This made opening and retrieving the treats difficult when the calendar was upright.
Gewurzhaus to their credit quickly acknowledged this issue and emailed all purchasers of the advent calendar a brief video of an easy solution to the issue.
The solution if you happened to open a window and found an ‘empty’ row was to simply lay the calendar flat and gently move it back and forth until it ‘reset’. You were then able to easily reach and remove the spice package inside the calendar.
Gewurzhaus Spice Advent Calendar Contents
This Gewurzhaus Spices Advent Calendar contained 24 spice blend packages. 22 of these spice blends were unique and two were repeats. Personally I would have preferred to receive 24 unique spice blends to enable me to maximise the different varieties I got to taste and create. But as only two were repeats it wasn’t really a big issue for me.
Each spice blend comes in a brown paper package with the name of the blend printed on the package. The package is encased by a cardboard sleeve with a photo of the finished recipe on the front and a list of the required ingredients and how to cook instructions on the inside of the sleeve. The instructions are clearly written, easy to follow and the resulting dishes are full of delicious flavour.
The advent calendar box also has a QR code you can scan to see a digital version of each recipe.
The spice blend packages in this Gewurzhaus calendar include (in alphabetical order):
- Baghali Polo (Persian Dill Rice)
- Christmas Stuffing Balls
- Eggplant and Cauliflower Butter Chicken
- Garlic Lovers Greens and Cheese Pie
- Gluhwein (Mulled Wine)
- Hawker-Style Barbecue Chicken
- Leek and Pea Risotto x2
- Lemon Pepper Calamari Salad
- Mama’s Everyday Meatballs
- Pecan and Maple Granola Clusters
- Pinchos Morunos (Spanish Pork Skewers)
- Pink Peppercorn Truffles x2
- Raspberry and Advent Christmas Tea-Infused Gin
- Soft Scrambled Eggs with Everything Bagel Blend
- Speedy Spaghetti
- Spekulaas Spiced Mixed Nuts
- Spiced Lamb Scottadito with Radicchio, fennel and Lemon Salad
- Summer Christmas Yule Log
- Sweet and Salty Spiced Popcorn
- Tender Fennel Roast Pork with Ultimate Crackling
- Walnut Christmas Cookies
- Warm Pasta Salad
Gewurzhaus Advent Calendar Review
The spice blends in this advent calendar take you on a culinary journey of wonderful spice flavours.
This Gewurzhaus Advent Calendar is sure to bring excitement and joy to food lovers Australia wide. It definitely meets its goal of inspiring and nurturing cooking at home during the countdown to Christmas and offers a wide range of high quality spice blends that will inspire you to create new recipes and discover new favourite meals.
This advent calendar is a great way to try a large variety of the different exclusive spice blends Gewurzhaus creates and sells in an affordable way without having to buy full sized jars of each of them.
I fully understand why this spice advent calendar has been super popular the past two years. In 2021 it sold out within 4 minutes and in 2022 five times as many spice advent calendars were sold to meet the high demand.
I highly recommend this Gewurzhaus Spices Advent Calendar. It is one of the best food advent calendars Australia wide and one of the best advent calendars for adults.
The Gewruzhaus Advent Calendar is sold via the Gewurzhaus website. If you are wanting to purchase one this year I recommend doing so as soon as they are released to avoid missing out.
Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2023, and also in 2021 in the hair care category. She has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.