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.
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.
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.)
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