We’ve long talked about creating a virtual Advent calendar here at CHOW, so it was with special interest that I read Stephanie Lucianovic’s post on Bay Area Bites about her quest for a good, chocolate-surprise-filled calendar.

She surveys fancy chocolatiers like L.A. Burdick, Scharffen Berger, Recchiuti, and CocoaBella in search of a calendar with great chocolate “finds,” but in the end, the only one she tracks down, by Godiva, is sold out. I join her in pleading with chocolatiers to step it up and create Advent calendars for the 21st century! Bonus points for the awfully cute photo of the author as a child.

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