Cost Plus Foods--Wowsers!
- sandiasingh Dec 4, 2013 08:06 AM
I don't go into Cost Plus much because there is nothing there I need, but around the holidays I drop in for stocking stuffers, etc. I was there yesterday and was amazed at the variety of imported foods they have from so many countries. I have a German friend and asked the clerk where the German foods were. She showed me about 20 different items from noodles to mustards, sauerkrauts to marzipan. I was blown away.
Do your Cost Plus stores usually carry such a large inventory of international foods or is this just a holiday thing?
Good to know as whole nutmeg can be hard to find. I'm still using some I bought in a Singapore spice market in 1996, but my supply is running out with all the holiday baking.
Our store used to have a much smaller selection of international foods. Lots of Marzetti products which you can buy at many other places, lots and lots of candy and sweets, which I don't eat, coffees, teas, etc. but they are devoting more and more floor space to foods. And I was surprised to see knockoffs of Restoration Hardware furniture too.
I will definitely be stopping in more often.
I've bought some of their international food items for years--ours has a good selection, too.
Some of the items, such as the marzipan, for example, are seasonal.
Plus, their wine selection is always a serendipity.
Which is why I don't shop there often because it's mostly junk made overseas. FOOD, OTOH, is another story :-))
They do have very reasonable and attractive table top stuff, open stock so easily replaced. And I like their selection of storage jars, etc.
We have a Total Wine store here so I haven't bought wine at Cost Plus (World Market or whatever they are calling themselves) for years.
World Market is one of my top go-to places for international foods, snacks, and chocolate.
I am especially happy that they carry Kinder Bueno and UK chocolates that I love but have trouble finding here in the States.