Tuesday, August 9, 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!

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:37 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     Shopping

  1. oh Yea!!  That was me…not sure why I was “anonymous” originally…I don’t have a blogger account.
    Looking forward to your reports!  And I didn’t know the Curly Wurly was like a Marathon!  That was TOTALLY my fave candy when I was a kid. 
    Another source for candy

    Comment by anna on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Anna, how cool! I was just at the comments area trying to find the name of the person who posted it… smile
    I’m going to check that place out, too, I’m very curious, especially after Cybele’s review.

    One little update: now it’s official, I’m addicted to Cadbury’s Flake and Twirl.

    Comment by Flavia on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Anna, thanks for the suggestion, and glad I can attribute it to you now. The blogger commenter thing gives you three options - signing into blogger, commenting with your own info (other) or anonymous.

    I love it when people sign in with at least some info - especially if they have a blog because I like finding new stuff.

    Flavia - they had a good selection, including the undipped flakes in the box (I think a dozen). Their prices aren’t stellar - most of the bars I got were $1.49, but a couple were only $1. I think there’s another India Sweets & Spices in the SF Valley and one on Melrose.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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