Aldi’s Hot Sauce Advent Calendar Is This Year’s Spiciest Christmas Countdown

Advent Calendar Season is upon us, and this year there are tons of options to choose from.

Courtesy of Aldi
Courtesy of Aldi
Courtesy of Aldi

The holidays are nothing if not a time for counting down. How many days until the family arrives? Until the tree needs to go up? Until candles need to be lit? How many hours are left to complete the holiday shopping and prep the food? The month of December is “Five…four… three…two…one” over and over again until the ball drops and the year finally ends. Fortunately, there’s advent calendars. A treat-incentivized countdown.

This year, Aldi will be releasing 25 different Advent calendars on November 2 for its second annual National Advent Calendar Day. There will be popular returning calendars, like its Wine Advent Calendar and its Cheese Advent Calendar, and there will also be three new calendars, according to Food and Wine.

One of the new calendars will be a Bay Island Hot Sauce Advent Calendar. The calendar will have 24 bottles of hot sauce, with a variety of chipotle, Habanero, Jalapeño, and Sriracha sauces. The calendar will retail for $19.99.

The other two new calendars in this year’s lineup are a Huntington Home Candle Advent Calendar and a Moser Roth Eight Nights of Hanukkah calendar. You can check out all of the calendar options at, and make sure to mark your non-advent calendar for November 2. There will only be limited qualities available, so make sure to head to your nearest Aldi soon. 

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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