I love going to HomeGoods a couple of weeks after Christmas. They always have strange, imported goodies still kicking around and start putting them on clearance. I ended up with an armload this year (although mostly not clearanced, yet, still cheap). But I’ll kick off with something I certainly did NOT buy – a 2,000-count dark chocolate selection!
Yes, this giant (I didn’t measure it or anything, it was probably 3 or 4 feet square) sack of dark chocolate minis contains approximately 2,000 squares. I thought the bag was a joke when I saw it sitting there, but, no, it’s real.
First up, I love me some nougat and got two kinds.
Sounds good to me. Then there was this one, which I’m hoping is like a more gourmet version of the standard Brachs…heck, I’d be happy if it tastes like the Brachs ones that aren’t as easy to find as I’d like.
This next one was just so visually striking that I had to get one. “Traditional British Candy”:
Humbugs. Colored like the British flag. I have no idea how “traditional” these are nor if they’re any good…nor even what the Brits call tutti frutti…but for a couple of bucks I want to give them a try. I was so taken by the candy itself that I didn’t read the back – but look what my wife noticed on the back label:
“May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” 😀 Oh, those crazy Europeans and their warnings. What? Sugar can hype up kids?! That’s crazy talk! I do wish it was natural flavor (flavour) from the tutti frutti fish, though. These next ones were actually just in their standard display towards checkout, but I couldn’t resist the lure of the gingerbread. Like gingerbread m&ms…not “gingerbread flavored”, but actual gingerbread. We’ll see.
Finally, being a penguin freak, despite being milk chocolate, these were a no-brainer for $2:
I’ll update this with reviews of the products, so if you care, check back!