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World Market: Fabulous Global Foods and Culinary Gifts

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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves photography, baking, cooking, and writing.

World Market from the outside

World Market from the outside

What Does World Market Offer?

World Market is the perfect store to go to if you're looking for a unique, multicultural, and diverse collection of specialty goods. From food and drink to gifts, home décor, furniture, clothes, and party favors, this store has something for everyone. They offer premium quality products and the best craftsmanship from all over the world. If you're looking for something unique and authentic, this shop might be the place to go.

Note: For holiday deals and discounts, you can check out their website.

1. Biscuits, Candies, and Chocolates

This happens to be one of my favorite aisles in the store. Since I have a sweet tooth, I love the selection I found here. They had various types of biscuits, candies, and chocolates imported from different countries such as the United Kingdom (UK), Italy, Australia, Sweden, Germany, and Spain. My favorite from this section is the Digestive Dark Chocolate Biscuits. By the way, the selection for candy and chocolate is one of the best I've seen in the store. They've got unique gourmet chocolate, candy, and licorice from all over the world. Perfect for chocolate lovers.

2. Jams and Spreads

As you can see from the photo, the store carries various fruit spreads including jam and marmalade, honey, maple syrup, peanut butter, and cream. By the way, if you are feeling adventurous, you can try Vegemite or Marmite. Vegemite is a popular savory spread that has been a fixture on Australian tables at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the other hand, Marmite is another popular savory spread originally from the United Kingdom.

3. Bread and Cakes

When I saw this shelf, I felt like I had traveled to Italy. Why? Panettone is an Italian sweet bread originally from Milan, usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas. It is a perfect way to celebrate a traditional holiday celebration with this decadent Italian panettone bread. The bread is made with natural yeast and studded with sweet candied fruit and raisins. I remember having it for the first time when I was a student in Italy. The Italian lady that I lived with gave me a sample to taste, and I just loved it!

4. Baking Products

World Market offers some delightful baking products, such as cookie and cake mixes, chocolate chips, and more. Baking is my passion, so I really enjoyed shopping in this aisle. There are various baking products you can choose from, including churros (from Spain), scones (from the UK), beignets (from France), bee sting cake mix (from Germany), and much more. As for me, I didn't leave empty-handed from this aisle; I picked up three bags of chocolate chips!

5. Coffee, Tea, Drink Syrups, and Other Beverages

If you're a tea drinker, this is the place! World Market carries a great selection of the highest quality organic teas from the world's best tea-growing regions. My husband and I are coffee lovers. We love drinking coffee in the morning, and iced coffee is one of our favorites in the afternoon. Although we didn't get any coffee beans from here, we loved the ambiance.

6. Spices and Seasonings

If you don't have a sweet tooth, don't worry. Perhaps you prefer savory flavors. World Market stocks a great assortment of seasonings and spices. If you (or your loved ones) enjoy cooking decadent Italian, French, Indian, or Asian recipes, this is the perfect aisle for you. I checked the food labels, and I learned that their exotic spices are sourced from the finest regions in the world. These spices and seasonings can make the perfect gift to someone who loves cooking.

7. Furniture and House Décor

For those who want to give their home a warm and cozy holiday vibe, World Market has a well-made furniture collection ranging from traditional to contemporary/modern looks. From my observation, the price is affordable, and my husband has his eye on one of their leather chairs. Perhaps I should get it for a Christmas present? By the way, you can add a unique look in your house with the accessories such as lamps, pillows, plants, flowers, curtains, wall art and more.

8. Christmas Ornaments, Holiday Crafts, and Gifts

With the holidays just around the corner, World Market is offering many festive products such as ornaments, holiday crafts, and gifts. For example, they have beautifully dainty Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree. Whether you're looking for a moderate celebration this year, World Market has unique ornaments to trim your tree—and make your holiday more meaningful. Apart from Christmas ornaments, the store also offers a great selection of holiday gifts. There is always something for everyone.

9. Kitchen Tools and Dinnerware

The kitchen is my favorite room in my house—I could spend hours there preparing meals or baking breads and cakes. Not surprisingly then, World Market's kitchen aisle was another favorite spot for me. From dinnerware sets, serving ware, bakeware, kitchen towels, aprons, kitchen tools, and more, the collection is very unique, elegant, and stylish.

My Purchases

I didn't leave the store empty-handed. I picked up a few things, including biscuits, candy, and baking supplies such as custard powder and chocolate chips. Just before leaving the store, I picked up two packages of South Korean face masks that I am excited to try out. Overall, our trip to World Market was excellent. I'm sure I'll come back to the store sometime soon!

© 2020 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

Hi Linda, I'm positive there is a similar store like World Market that offers international products at your place? I'd love to see it if you happened to visit the store. My husband and my sister love the Bounty bars too! So I bought it for them. Thanks for commenting, Linda.

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

You're welcome, Edwin. Your chocolate selection sounds very interesting. I have never pay attention to them because my husband and I are not liquor drinkers. However, we do have friends and family that fond of that! So thanks for letting me know and have a great day!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 29, 2020:

I've never heard of World Market stores. I'm familiar with some of the products that you've described or shown in your photos, though. I love Bounty bars! Thanks for sharing the information, Liza.

Edwin Alcantara from California on November 29, 2020:

Yes, I like World Market too. I bought Guinness Chocolate Truffle bars from them. Never tried chocolate filled with Irish beer. Thanks for the article Liz.

Liza (author) from USA on November 29, 2020:

Hello Ms. Dora, first of all, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read the article. The store such a great place to visit (even if you didn't plan to buy anything). I love the ambiance inside the store and the variety of products offered here. I already made a plan to come here for holiday gifts!

Liza (author) from USA on November 29, 2020:

Hi Flourish, that's what I thought. Stepping inside the World Market made me feel I was traveling to different countries. I was excited about seeing the products that the store offers, and I surely will come back here again soon! Thanks for commenting. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 29, 2020:

Thanks for the memories. I vouch with you that World Market is a great place to shop. I've gotten good products at reasonable prices. Good read!

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 28, 2020:

We have one of these stores too, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been there. Since travel abroad is completely cut off it might be time to visit the store again. I like the food and dishware.

Liza (author) from USA on November 28, 2020:

Oh really? That's nice! I love World Market, Peggy. I go there with my husband whenever I feel I wanted to find international products, especially food and chocolate. Thanks for commenting, Peggy. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Liza (author) from USA on November 28, 2020:

I love the store a lot. I found their international products, especially the food selection are alike to what I've seen in certain countries I have visited. Thanks for commenting, Liz.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 28, 2020:

We have this store in Houston, and it has been a while since I have shopped there. They do carry a wide variety of offerings.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 28, 2020:

I recognise some of your purchases from this side of the Atlantic. This looks like a great store, full of interesting products.