When you think of World Market, all of the cool furniture and decorations that you see on Pinterest
probably come to mind. However, behind all of the dishware, side tables, and glasses, you’ll find yourself in a wonderful maze of international foods
, most of which you can’t find at your regular supermarket. While the choices can become overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the products, don’t worry. To break it down for you, here are 15 World Market pantry staples
that you should have on hand in your own home.
Hela Curry Ketchup ($5):
You’ll find currywurst and fries on almost every street corner in Germany. Although it sounds strange, the unique curry flavor of the ketchup will quickly become an indispensable alternative to the plain stuff.
Pocky Azuki Red Bean Cookie Sticks ($5):
Pocky's are a wonderful Japanese treat, but there are so many more flavors than just chocolate and strawberry as options. Once you’ve tried the variety, you may never go back.
Marmite Spread ($6):
This tangy, yeasty spread is a favorite on toast Down Under. According to some, it’s a bit like Australian peanut butter.
Preserved Lemons ($6):
These ready-to-use preserved lemons save you the hassle of making your own.
Crêpe Mix ($6):
Thinner and lighter, crepes are the ideal method to transport a spoonful of Nutella into your mouth. Of course, they taste fantastic with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar.
Fallot Dijon Mustard ($7):
Made in France, this Dijon mustard has quite the kick that makes it perfect for sandwiches, salad dressings, and meat marinades.
Breitsamer Rapsflower Blossom Honey ($7):
In Germany, honey is a staple at the breakfast table. However, more often than not, it’s creamed honey, which is so much more luxurious to spread on a warm piece of toast with a pat of butter.
Maggi Spaetzle ($10 for a two-pack):
Maggi is a classic brand that you’ll see all over Europe, so it only makes sense that they would produce spaetzle — an Austrian/Southern German egg noodle dish.
Rishi Sweet Matcha ($10):
Out of the dozens of varieties, the matcha latte powder is an exquisite balance between the deep green of Japanese tea and notes of sweetness.
Schluckwerder Marzipan Loaf ($15 for three-pack):
In Germany, marzipan is king. From cakes to stocking stuffers, this concentrated almond paste is a wildly popular flavor any time of the year.
Biscoff Spread ($30 for eight-pack):
If you love Trader Joe’s cookie butter, then you have to try the original. Biscoff Spread has the gingery notes of spice cookies in a spreadable treat that you can indulge in any time of the day.
David Rio Tiger Spice Chai Mix ($50 for a six-pack): Chai
in Hindi really just means tea, so there are a variety of Indian chai
to try. This mix is a good place to start, because you will get to enjoy a balanced, spiced tea latte at half the price of store-bought.
What other products do you always have on hand? Show us by tagging @BritandCo.
(Photos via World Market)