Though I haven’t written much about them here, Cost Plus World Market carries a wonderful breadth and depth of candy products at their stores. [Note: I have devoted an episode of The Candy Geek to a visit to Cost Plus’ wonderful candy section.] Not only does World Market carry a great selection of “retro” candy but they also have a nice array of imported treats. What I didn’t expect out of World Market was that they’d put out a pair of cool, fully-licensed Universal Monsters chocolate bars. Make the jump to check them out!
I first heard about these bars when a friend from California informed me that he’d seen “Universal Monsters bars” at his local World Market last month. That piqued my curiosity and had me visiting the Cost Plus website to find the bars in question listed, but that they weren’t available online. And while I do have a Cost Plus World Market a little over an hour away from me here, I wasn’t going to be able to make the journey.
Fortunately, our friends at CollectingCandy.com’s Ann Arbor, Michigan office saved the day (thanks, Sid and Kelly!) as they were able to locate the bars and get them shipped to me here in New York.
Produced exclusively for World Market by well-established chocolate maker Hammond’s, the wrappers for the bars feature fantastic graphics of Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein.
I’m a fan of the classic Universal Monsters, especially Frankenstein’s Monster, so I dug these right away. I think they did a great job on them, too. Beyond those two chocolate bars, Cost Plus World Market was also offering this package of Franken Bites.
It was a pleasant surprise to find these exclusive Halloween offerings in such an unexpected retail location. Great stuff!
And that’s everything I’ve got to share on Cost Plus World Market’s Halloween Frankenbar and Bridebar. See you next time!
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Hey Jason, there’s a Cost Plus World Market now on 6th Ave, in the same building as the Bed, Bath & Beyond (between 18th and 19th, I think?)…relatively new as far as I can tell.
It is very new, but they don’t carry any food items there. At least not yet. It’s a much smaller location, more of a boutique version of a real Cost Plus World Market. (I know this only because I tried for these at that location first.)