On a shelf in World Market boxes of Lava cake mix wait for Warhol.
Cans of Heinz baked beans are lined up next to lined up cans of Mushys. Mushys are cooked dried peas. I haven’t tried them but I like their name and the green splat on the label.
There are jars of Mini Winis. C’mon.
World Market has holiday themed table wine. At this time of year they’re stocking vino with names like Vampire, Velvet Devil and Witches’ Brew. I would totally go trick or treating if people poured me little shots of hallo-wine and told me my costume was witchin’.
For the traditionalist there’re retro candies like Sugar Babies, Big Hunk candy bars, Maryjanes and Lemonheads. They also have current trends in candy like chocolate bars with bacon, the ubiquitous salted caramel and so on.
There are barrels exploding with Yards of Bubblegum. I would have lost my little mind if someone had given me one of these when I was a kid.
I buy inexpensive, colorful, cloth napkins at WM that I use every day. They look good rumpled or pressed. Let’s not stress over linens. Through them in the wash. Hug a tree.
I love the place. It is the only retailer where I have successfully availed myself of the loyal customer rewards program. I’m a World Market Explorer, son.
I get a free 12 ounce package of coffee beans every time I collect six stamps at one each for every 12 ounce bag of coffee beans purchased. Wednesdays are double stamp days. I’m all over this reward system. Free coffee!
World Market does what great retail stores aspire to do: it makes you want stuff and it makes shopping for that stuff fun. We could be jaded about such consumerism but why bother? There’re better things to get riled up about.
Did I mention the selection of carbonated beverages with cool labels?
I’m not compensated for this enthusiastic rant. World Market doesn’t give kooky people who gleefully traipse up and down their aisles snapping photos and ogling candy compensation for being kooky and traipsing and ogling. I just love the place and want you to know about it. WM Explorer for life!