Tuesday, August 09, 2005
India Sweets & Spices
An ever helpful reader suggested a couple of weeks ago that I visit India Sweets & Spices in Los Feliz to find some other international candies.
Boy did I score.
India Sweets & Spices is a non-nonsense grocer and vegetarian restaurant. The store appears to have no air conditioning, so upon entering it has a musky and damp smell of curry (which I find exceptionally comforting). A large store, there are rows and rows of premade curries, curry powders, spices and seeds by the pound, in addition to other Indian products like shoes, clothes, cookware, incense and groceries. There was a row of freezers which sit idle and empty but what was most fascinating was the fridge section which had a large selection of dairy products and CANDY!
Yes, they kept their candy in the fridge and bless them for that.
Most of the candy was Cadbury and Nestle, with some other brands that I’d never heard of (the Dido bar seems to be a KitKat and the Tadelle is just plain good). I’m most excited because I found a Curly Wurly. For those of you old enough to remember, in the States there was a candy bar called Marathon. It was a braided length of caramel covered in chocolate. It came in a red package with a ruler on the back. It was discontinued years ago, but our European friends still have their version and now I get to try one.
More info on each of these purchases later!
Meticulously photographed and documented reviews of candy from around the world. And the occasional other sweet adventures. Open your mouth, expand your mind.