Do you ever feel like you're in a rut, food-wise? I do. Even though I love food - a good variety of food and love to cook I have found lately that I am ready to try and experience new foods. Not just recipes for meals, but snacks too. I indulge several flavors and styles of chips and crackers, I love popcorn, all kinds of nuts and seeds and even though I mostly prefer to snack on salty, crunchy foods, I also enjoy cookies (rarely store-bought any more), ice cream, chocolate and few other kinds of candies. Even so, I've often found myself completely stumped recently in the chips aisle preparing for a Gaming session with my friends, unable to decide which chips to get and completely uninspired by the choices.
Solution? A trip to Cost Plus World Market to pick up a sampling of snacks and goodies from their grocery section! I have recently re-discovered my love of this store thanks to my co-workers who suggested we shop for Christmas Cards there this past holiday season. Our office is just minutes away from one of these fabulous, fun stores and I found myself wanting to spend all day there checking out the interesting snacks from all over the world.
A couple of weeks ago, I took a little time off which included leaving the office at lunch hour on a Thursday and taking the following day off as well. The idea was to go clothes shopping, then spend the weekend with my sister getting pedicures and enjoying the last opera of the season. I'm not a big fan of shopping for clothes for myself and I had been wanting to stop in to Cost Plus World Market to check out their snack selection again so I made that my first stop - a pre-shopping reward, you might say.
I had a lot of fun there and found so many interesting snacks and treats to try... here's the video:
I did manage to pick up some new clothes and since then I have been slowly trying each of the snacks. So far my favorites have been the Crab Curry Thai Rice Crackers and the Coconut Candy, but I still have quite a few things to try. Now that's my idea of shopping! Next visit, I hope to pick up a couple of great things I saw for the kitchen.
Where do you turn to for food inspiration? What's grabbing your attention right now with regards to food and, specifically, snacks? Have you had any of these snacks? I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas. As always, please let me know if you like these types of posts/videos by commenting below, following this blog and/or subscribing to my Channel and sharing.