Sunday, January 7, 2007

Candy Source: Munchies (Los Angeles)

I found a new candy store about six months ago but it’s taken me a while to get back there to fully explore it with photos.

It’s called Munchies and is located in West Los Angeles selling a very wide selection of candies from all over the world, all Kosher.

The main feature of the store is their extensive collection of Kosher goodies: jellies, halvah, chocolate covered nuts and fruits (lots of Koppers line) as well as a full selection of Paskesz (from Israel) bars and bags. They also have a decent range of European gourmet bars. For the most part though, it’s not a gourmet shop. It’s a store for plain old candy - a great place to go with kids or to tap into the kid inside of you as you gaze at the yards and yards of bulk bins.

Prices are pretty good. The bulk bins range from $4.00 a pound up to $10. I picked up:

Candy Blox (like SweeTarts, only shaped like Legos) - very dense and of course sweet.
Paskesz Klik malt balls - much smaller than typical malt balls (about the size of a pea ranging to garbanzo beans) super crunchy and a good dark malt and corn flake flavor.
Chocolate Covered Marbled Halvah a gift for my in-laws
Cool Cola Hubba Bubba - smells great, I haven’t tried it yet
Pink Grapefruit Mentos (Kosher) - tastes just like the unkosher ones!
Koppers chocolate covered candied orange rind & Mandarin cordials - a lot of chocolate and not a lot of orange rind, but a really tasty combination. Fresh.
Sally Willams Macadamia Nougat - nice soft nougat with lots of chopped macadamias. It’s missing the honey notes I like in the French variety, but very tasty.

I spent $11.04 for everything.

The best part was my husband was able to amuse himself in the back corner browsing their rather large selection of Kosher wines.

Munchies
8859 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Closed Friday evenings and Saturday until sundown

They have a website, but I wouldn’t judge the store based on it. It’s a clean store in a charming neighborhood. Parking is likely to be difficult on weeknights (they are open late) but pretty easy on a Sunday afternoon. (If you do want to visit in the evening, park in the public lot behind the Walgreen’s on Robertson & Pico and walk the half a block to the store.)

(The little gallery module above is a thing I’m trying out, let me know if you like it or if you have technical problems with it.)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:20 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyLos AngelesShopping

Comments
  1. ooh, fabulous. walking distance from me. there’s also a place called the nut house nearby. presumably the area’s nut emporium (also, check out delice bakery to the east).

    Comment by santos. on 1/07/07 at 10:34 pm #
  2. The gallery module worked great and I really liked that I could look at all the pictures without leaving your site.  The only complaint I would have is that the words in the captions are tiny…but maybe they aren’t really meant to be seen.

    Comment by KFSonshine on 1/08/07 at 3:59 am #

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