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.
Well, compare price of $400 – their pre-clearance price $300, on clearance for a mere $200! 10 cents a piece ($9.05/pound) at that price for “Organic European Chocolate”. Anyway, here’s what I did buy:
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. (these are awesome, I went back and got the only other bag they had left)
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 are super tasty and I wish I had more) 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. (they live up to the billing, they’re so-so)
I should have grabbed the peanut butter ones, too, but was out of hands. (got them later, they were OK, not significantly better than peanut butter m&ms) I like that, written on the bottom of the pouch, is “Swan dive in you can eat your kale later”.
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!