Real Advent Calendar

Belgian Fairtrade Chocolate and The Real Christmas Story


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The Real Advent Calendar follows on the success of The Real Easter Egg created by The Meaningful Chocolate Company.

Inside each Advent door, in this run-up-to Christmas calendar, is a Belgian chocolate shape and a snippet of the Christmas story - a refreshing change from the elves, reindeer and snowmen. Behind its first giant window is a 32-page Christmas story-activity booklet, designed to be used every day in Advent. The booklet gives more detail about the Christmas story and has seven Advent challenges. The booklet is illustrated by Sophie Allsopp.

The chocolate is Fairtrade ensuring that farmers in the developing world receive a good price for their produce. The Meaningful Chocolate Company supports Traidcraft Exchange and The Funzi & Bodo Trust with 10p from every sale being donated.

TV presenter, Diane Louise Jordan, said: 'Not only is the calendar educational and made from Fairtrade chocolate but it's a great opportunity to raise funds to help equip and support The Funzi and Bodo Trust baby clinic in Kenya. The clinic is doing an amazing job by making sure people who are sick receive treatment and also offering new educational opportunities - which I hope will give children the chance of a better future.'

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: "The Real Advent Calendar is a chance to educate, stimulate our thinking and do good."

Allergy Advice: ingredients include milk powder, milk solids and soya. May contain traces of nuts, egg and gluten. Suitable for vegetarians.

Real Advent Calendar was published by The Meaningful Chocolate Company in October 2015 and is our 11668th best seller. The ISBN for Real Advent Calendar is 5060253080056.

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The video shows the booklet as being behind the last window and say it is 24 pages long. The description says 'Behind its first giant window is a 32-page Christmas story-activity booklet, designed to be used every day in Advent.' How can you use it every day in Advent if it's not available until Christmas Day? 

A:Hi, Thank you for your question. Please accept my apologies for the confusion. The video shows is for a previous year's design, which has been adjusted this year. This design contains a 32 page booklet which is hidden behind the first door, so that it can be used on each day of Advent to add more depth to the story. Yours, Nia
Q:

Does the chocolate contain nuts or is there any danger it may have been contaminated by nuts?

A:Hi, Sunday School Librarian. Thanks for your question about The Real Advent Calendar. The chocolate in the calendar contains natural ingredients. It's handmade in the UK in a facility where people also handle and process nuts - also items containing wheat/gluten. Therefore, the chocolate can't be guaranteed to be totally nut - or gluten, free. Also, the milk chocolate contains milk and so is not suitable for those with an allergy to lactose. There is also soya lecithin in the used in the recipe. Yours, Les.
Q:

Suitable age group  for the story text please?

A:Hi, A Campbell. Thanks for your question about the Real Advent Calendar. The Christmas story booklet included with the calendar is a colourful retelling of events in pictures, puzzles and questions helping you lead children into the story. There are generally no more than 30 simple words for each day of Advent. The contents of the storybook recounting the first nativity are ideally suited to children aged 4 to 7, though younger children will enjoy having the story read aloud to them and older children will enjoy the chocolate! Yours, Les.

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Publisher's Description

The Real Advent Calendar is a new and fun way for parents, grandparents and Godparents to share the Christmas story.

Behind each of the 25 windows there is a Fairtrade chocolate star and a few words from the Christmas story.

Behind the final window there is a 24-page Christmas story booklet to read, keep and enjoy.

As well as celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, the calendar makes a charity donation to Funzi & Bodo Trust from every sale.

The Meaningful Chocolate Company

Certified as a truly Fairtrade company, The Meaningful Chocolate Company is a totally ethical enterprise. Managed and operated by people who are passionate about ethical faith-driven trading, every aspect of the company's buying, manufacturing and marketing practice is perfectly aligned to its highly prized voluntary, charity and ethical trader status.

Registered with the Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO) and The Fairtrade Foundation, every piece of The Meaningful Chocolate Company's chocolate is sourced and sold under responsible trading conditions that create new opportunities and reward producers in developing countries.

Fairtrade farmers are assured a fair price for their raw materials and receive a further premium payment so that they can invest in improving their neighborhood. This gives the wider community vital resources for   everything from buying school-books to installing solar panels and laying on healthy, reliable water supplies.

From their Real Chocolate brands, the The Meaningful Chocolate Company has raised and donated more than 140,000 for a range of charitable causes, development projects and education initiatives.

The Real Advent Calendar is just the latest, Christmas gift addition to a growing range of meaningful chocolate products from the company founded in the historic Waulk Mill, part of Manchester's Little Italy district. Sited next to another landmark of the industrial revolution, The Rochdale Canal, the company's home is part of a significant heritage complex that once formed the largest cotton-spinning firm in the world employing more than 1000 workers.

The Real Advent Calendar is created in a building originally used for the process of doubling - the combining two or more yarns of cotton to form a single, almost unbreakable thread. Today The Real Chocolate Company continues to innovate and reach out to the world just as when their Manchester home became one of the first to install steam power to drive the global outreach of its world famous cotton cloth.

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Page last updated18th December 2015
PublisherThe Meaningful Chocolate Company (October 2015)
Recommended for Agesfrom 3 years up to 8 years
Weight200g
Thickness150 mm
Height345 mm
Width255 mm
ISBN5060253080056
Product Code4300635
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