Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mel & Rose Wine & Spirits

imageI found a new candy store and they have everything! (I can’t remember who suggested this, but I thank you most wholeheartedly!) Mel & Rose, which is on Melrose Blvd near La Cienega (just north of the Beverly Center).

Well, maybe they don’t have everything, but a lot of the things I’ve been looking for and a good assortment of things I didn’t even know existed. They didn’t have KitKat bars from around the world, but they had Kinder Eggs.

Mel & Rose is a liquor store, wine store (in a separate space) and deli with a large selection of fine chocolate bars. They also have a huge selection of imported consumer candies, such UK imports like Flake, Cadbury, Aeros and Bassett’s. There are German candies like Ritter and a whole line of Haribo bagged treats. Australian brands like Cherry Mash, Life Savers and Aussie licorice.


If you’re into high-end chocolate bars, I think that’s probably what they do best.  Vosges, New Tree, Michael Cluizel, Dolfin, Cafe-Tasse, MarieBelle, Cote d’Or, Hachez, Dagoba, Green & Black’s, Americi, Santander, Divine, Galler, Chocovic, Chocolat Bonnat, El Rey and Guittard. (The only chocolate I thought was missing was Scharffen Berger.)

The prices aren’t rock bottom, but they’re on par with places on the web like Chocosphere when you factor shipping and you get to read the labels and sniff them before you buy.

Check out this Flickr set of photos that I took in the store ... until the fellow behind the counter told me there were no cameras allowed in the store.

Mel & Rose
8344 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Telephone: 323-655-5557

I picked up a couple of other exciting things that I’ll be posting about soon.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:01 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     Los AngelesReviewShopping

  1. Holey moley, hold on to your pocketbooks! I’m glad that store is in LA and not the Midwest :^)

    Comment by Tricia on 5/25/06 at 3:29 am #
  2. That place looks great.  I need one around here!

    Comment by g on 5/25/06 at 7:30 am #
  3. Do I see any Droste?.....


    Looks awesome! I’ll have to see if there’s any in NJ. I doubt it though….

    Comment by Sera on 5/25/06 at 4:37 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Now that you mention it, Sera, I didn’t see any Droste.

    Do you have Trader Joe’s in NJ near you? I can usually find the disks there.

    Comment by Cybele on 5/25/06 at 4:43 pm #
  5. Shop having efficience of certain thigns like chocolates,and different confectionaries.I like that.

    Comment by cyrus on 7/17/06 at 1:03 am #
  6. Wow, before enlarging the pictures, I thought the rows and rows of candy were stationeries!
    Thank you for writing about this store.

    Comment by Wynne on 11/08/06 at 9:27 am #
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