Create delectable displays with unique candies, special savory items, and sweets you can find only at this imported goods store.

By Kimberly Holland
November 26, 2018
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If you’re in charge of the holiday party every year, you probably have your go-to staple of recipes: melted cheese and chips, crudite and yogurt dip, shrimp cocktail, and a display of colorful cookies. This year, however, you need to ditch everything you’ve done and start over at World Market.

World Market is a fount of fantastically unique and truly special holiday foods. Year-round, you can find sodas, sauces, pasta, noodles, and international candies you won’t find at your everyday grocery store. At the holidays, however, the store fills with so many wonderful foods, both savory and sweet, that you can use to complete your party. These foods even make great gifts.

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Here, six special foods you should pick up soon and keep on hand for the season’s events. These items are sure to start a conversation, and then you can let your friends in on your little secret: World Market is a special place to shop for the holidays.

6 World Market Finds Your Holiday Party Needs

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World Market Pepper Smoked Alaskan Salmon

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is slowly cured to achieve incredible tenderness and flavor. It’s smoked over Alaskan alder wood for a gentle woody flavor that pairs well with a bit of crème fraîche and a sprig of dill on a crisp cucumber slice. At this price, it’s a can’t-miss option for easy entertaining. (, $9)

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Elki Artichoke Lemon Pesto

Lemon juice, Asiago cheese, and olive oil infuse artichoke hearts with invigorating flavor. It’s a perfect option for a cheese board, but go one step further and serve it over a warm, melty cheese dip with bruschetta rounds for a one-of-a-kind appetizer. (, $6)

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World Market® Mediterranean Blend Olives

A jar of olives isn’t just a jar of olives. This jar of Greek olives is marinated with peppers and caperberries, giving these briny bites a bit of zest. Scoop these olives into a bowl, and let guests help themselves; no need to do anything extra to them. (, $10)

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Burts Welsh Whisky Fruitcake

Everyone you know is curious about fruitcake, so give people plenty to talk about with this special fruitcake that’s made in the United Kingdom. Cherries, currants, and citrus zest, an unique combination for Americans (pineapple, raisins, and dates are more common here), pair well with the stout notes of Penderyn whisky. Burts also has a Port and Brandy variety at World Market. (In-store only.)

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World Market® Dark Chocolate And Coconut Laceys

These crispy, delicate almond cookie thins are coated in dark chocolate with coconut. Each bite is buttery, rich, and just-right chewy. You can offer these in a variety of flavors at the party—they also have Dark Chocolate and Almond, Dark Chocolate and Espresso, and Milk Chocolate Macadamia—or keep it simple with this combo. (, $5

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Ste Chapelle Wild Huckleberry Spritz Can

This bubbly brew of wine and berry juice is refreshing alongside heavy hors d’oeuvres. It comes packaged in a can, but if your holiday party is a few notches more upscale, pour it into a stemless wine glass with a twist of lime. Look for additional flavors like Blood Orange and Mountain Berry. (In-store only.)