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Cost Plus World Market

I shop at World Market and always find a new food treat in the aisles. Sometimes they are just new to me, though. Right now I am enjoying the Orange Kit-Kat and the melon Hi-Chews.

So I am curious...does anyone else have any favorites at World Market?Recommendations?

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  1. I've been getting out to the area where the closest World Market more often now that I'm doing some work up there. I usually just browse the foods and get whatever catches my eye that day. The other day, I had the wasabi snack mix and loved it. I've gotten some staple sauces there.

    What I really like is their selection of cooking and serving ware. I bought a large bamboo steamer (after discovering that I only had a really small one) for half the price of the Asian market. And I picked up some little white cream servers for 99 cents that I'll use for serving individual servings of sauces alongside a dish.

    And OT, I know...but I always browse their scarves and jewelry for deals, as well as some of their bath and body stuff.

    1. Ooh, orange Kit-Kat!

      My wife and I love World Market, but the closest one is over half an hour away in a direction we never go in, so a trip there is a rare treat. They used to have metal kegs of Virgil's root beer with a built-in tap (maybe a few gallons worth, perfect for parties), and we love the Xochitl tortilla chips, Zapp's potato chips, Volpi wine-cured salamis, interesting bottled sodas, and maple candies.

      We're lucky to be surrounded by authentic ethnic grocery stores (Hispanic, Vietnamese, Indian, Middle Eastern), but World Market must be even more fun if you don't have anything like them in your area.

      1. They have a good selection of chocolate bars, and some of their house-label bars are very good (I like the sea salt and the chipotle).

        1. I always buy marzipan there every Christmas--don't like the kind with chocolate, just the pretty little fruit shaped ones.

          1. don bruno sherry vinegar.
            best sherry vin i've ever found, including reserva in spain (where sherry is made). LOVE this stuff and a huge bottle is about $7.

            1. Good place for unusual imported candy.

                1. Bechtle spaetzle, I like the black forest style. Hengstenberg sauerkraut is really good as are the cornichon. The Pomi Italian tomatoes are really good and in a bpa free tetrapak. The Lowenserf extra hot mustard is great and they also have a great price on Maille dijon mustard. The Melinda Habanero Ketchup is really good if you like a little kick in your ketchup.

                  The Leksands rye crispbread is one of the best and at a great price.

                  The Ghiradelli midnight reverie dark chocolate is really good. Dark but with a nice creamy texture.

                  They Box of Red Wine 4 Grilling is pretty decent. It's made by Trinchero and it's one of the nicer boxed wines for decent price.

                  1. Oh, and I just remembered today that one of my staples there are the lemon/olive oil/pistachio biscotti. The best biscotti I've ever tried!

                    1. I love the miniature sample size bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and various other condiments.. They are so great for camping/backpacking!

                      Kasugai gummy candies are "juicy" and delicious with real fruit flavor.

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                      1. re: ohmyyum

                        Those little condiments were my go-to stocking stuffers for Christmas. But Cost Plus abandoned the Detroit market when times were tough so I haven't been in a couple of years

                        Now that our economy is doing significantly better, I wonder if they regret that decision.

                        1. re: coney with everything

                          There is a store on State Street in Ann Arbor if you ever are out that way. That's the only time I get to CPWM now.

                      2. I miss living close to World Market. I loved to go in there and fill DH's Christmas stocking with fun and funky candies. I also loved their glassware. I'm going to have to check their store finder - maybe they opened one closer to me. :)

                        1. We are hooked on the WM rolled wafer cookies. They are packaged in a round tin & come in lemon, & chocolate-orange. Great for when a craving hits. One or two is all it takes.

                          1. They have a Champagne Stollen this year!

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                            1. re: GraceW

                              I'm going to have to try the Champagne stollen. I just got my email that all Halloween candy is half off today only at my local WM. I usually buy the lemon Loacker Quadratini cookies about $3 a bag. I also love the Zapps chips, and Abita Root Beer. Love that sherry vinegar mentioned as well.

                            2. Their sausages (not summer sausages) are quite good. I like the wine ones.

                              1. I get the sodas. NuGrape and Nesbitt's Orange are fabulous.

                                1. They're getting their Christmas Market candy & cakes selection in, including the elusive Rittersport Rum Raisin candy bar that's normally very hard to find in the US.

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                                  1. re: beachmouse

                                    oh gosh. my stepfather would LOVE that candy bar I bet. hmmm. will have to investigate how to obtain some for him! :)