Twenty foodie gifts from Cost Plus World Market

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J. Wohletz
15) Bacon-flavored popcorn
I know the brand, J & D's, makers of baconaise and that bacon lube that was making the rounds on the Internet a while back. I bought the bacon lube. It kinda tastes more like a nice baked ham than bacon proper, so it's possible that the popcorn also tastes like ham. But no biggie -- sprinkle a little cheese powder on it, and you get ham-and-cheese popcorn.

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J. Wohletz
14) Tiny bottles of gourmet sea salt blends
These are perfect for Food Snob Barbie's dreamhouse's dream kitchen. And it would be awesome if there really were a Food Snob Barbie doll -- I'd buy it.

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J. Wohletz
13) Armed toffee
This is a treat for the kiddos for now...and later. It's a big slab of toffee and a hammer, so that the young 'uns can crack the toffee themselves, the old-fashioned way. and then, loaded with sugar, they are let loose with a hammer. Good idea!

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J. Wohletz
12) White chocolate bar with strawberries
This would make a great stocking stuffer for a husband, wife, domestic partner, boyfriend or girlfriend. Friends with benefits are still stuck with a bag of peanut M&Ms.

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J. Wohletz
11) Chocolate donkeys!
Nothing sings "Merry Christmas" like opening up a neatly-wrapped package with a shiny bow on top and finding....chocolate donkeys. Or they may be burros or mules. If you want straight-up chocolate asses, though, you have to go to Spencer Gifts.

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2500 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO

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My holiday isn't complete without a bag of Cost Plus' Egg Nog Coffee. (I shopped there long before they added "World Market" so they'll always be just Cost Plus to me.) The coffee doesn't really taste like egg nog - egg nog is code for "nutmeg" just like "Mexican coffee" is code for "cinnamon" - but it's a nice balance between the nutmeg and a reasonably decent base coffee. It's great on snowy days like today.

It's always sold out before the post-holiday clearance, so I never get a second bag...

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