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ISO McVities "Digestive" biscuits

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kathyyl Oct 7, 2006 12:55 AM

Awful craving...this is all I can think about! Where can I get them in LA?
http://www.britishdelights.com/detail...
I could order, but want, no, NEED them now! :) TIA!

  1. mnosyne Oct 7, 2006 01:17 AM

    The Continental Shop at 16th and Wilshire in Santa Monica has them.

    1. Moomin Oct 7, 2006 01:23 AM

      There are quite a few places. The easiest is your local Cost Plus Imports location. Unfortunately, they're frequently out of stock of the digestives, whereas the Rich Tea just sit on the shelves.

      More reliably, they can be found at the Sainsbury at Wilshire and Amherst, or The Continental Shop at Wilshire and 16th in Santa Monica. If they're out, the Tudor House and Ye Olde King's Head both stock them at 2nd and Santa Monica in Santa Monica.

      Generally, the city of Santa Monica is the best bet for your British grocery needs. While you're there it's always fun to stick your head into Whimsic Alley at Wilshire and Princeton if the Harry Potter phenomenon moves you at all.

      1. Emme Oct 7, 2006 01:39 AM

        Tudor House always has 'em. We buy them and Malteasers there every week. And you might as well get a custard tart while you're there.

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          Jwsel Oct 7, 2006 03:30 AM

          In Tarzana (on Ventura near Vanalden), there is a Sri Lankan market that carries a supply of British foods. I'm not a fan of digestives, but I've seen McVities there. Their supply is a bit sporadic, so they sometimes are out of things.

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            kathyyl Oct 7, 2006 03:39 AM

            Thanks for all the help!
            I'm living on the east side of LA (a student at the Claremont Colleges) - are there any places not as far as Santa Monica or the west side?

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            1. re: kathyyl
              Clare K Oct 9, 2006 05:39 PM

              Lucky Baldwin's in old town Pasadena has them - both the regular, and the chocolate covered kind. They also sell Flake and all kinds of Brit chocolate candy, and even Heniz Baked Beans and other UK delights.

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              nimo Oct 7, 2006 04:54 AM

              Try the Beachwood Market in the village halfway up Beachwood Canyon. They have a small shelf of British snacks and sweets, and chocolate digestives are usually well represented.

              Incidentally, they also have a very good butcher where you get some excellent bangers.

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                compucook Oct 7, 2006 12:47 PM

                Yes, Paddington's TeaRoom on Robertson between Olympic and Wilshire carries them too.

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                  MzMaggie Oct 7, 2006 03:31 PM

                  Nina's Groceries at 23532 El Toro Rd #2, Lake Forest carries them. I have always found them at Cost Plus World Market. You might try calling the one closest to you to see if they have them in stock.

                  1. WildSwede Oct 9, 2006 03:32 PM

                    My boss said she found them at Beverages & More.

                    1. ladius Oct 9, 2006 04:43 PM

                      they sell'em in Korean supermarkets.

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                        cyberroo Oct 9, 2006 05:25 PM

                        I got Hob Nobs at Bristol Farms this weekend, and they had several Digestives, as well.

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                          ErikaK Oct 9, 2006 06:26 PM

                          we bought some at BevMo of all places.

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