Post-Christmas 2017 HomeGoods goodies

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!

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In brief – Mr. Ito Watermelon Choco Chip cookies from Japan

I got these Mr. Ito Watermelon Choco Chip cookies as a free gift from a recent NapaJapan order (sign up for the newsletter, every month you’ll get a peek at what’s new and a code for some free items when you place a minimum order).  They are…weird.

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My first napaJapan order

Late in 2015 I finally decided to admit defeat on finding interesting Japanese candy locally.  I may not have looked hard enough, but I found almost nothing.  It was disappointing.  You (I) can only watch so many fun things you want to try scroll by on Twitter, etc., tasted and tested by other people, before you just want to get in on it yourself.  After a little poking around at sites I’d seen recommended, I went with napaJapan and placed an order.  Mostly Hi Chew and Mentos.012516-01 Continue reading