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pepitos Feb 21, 2007 12:45 PM

Does anyone know where I can find typical French cookies, candy and chocolate in Los Angeles? I have been to Marcel's at the the Farmer's Market and Mel and Rose on Melrose Ave. but their selections are small and very expensive. I'm trying to find "Mikado" caramel chocolates, "Pimousse" fruit chews and LU Petit Prince cookies.

Thanks

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  1. hrhboo Feb 21, 2007 01:25 PM

    I don't know about the caramels or chews, but the cookies can be found at the French Market Cafe in Venice. The Market Gourmet across the street has a great selection of French chocolates, they might have the ones you are looking for. The staff are very knowledgeable so it's probably worth giving them a call to make sure they have them before going.

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      hungrygirl106 Feb 21, 2007 01:46 PM

      I think I've seen the LU Petit Prince cookies at Bristol Farms. Am I hallucinating that? I know they're available in LA because my grandmother used to buy them all the time.

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        pepitos Feb 21, 2007 02:03 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions.

        Are you maybe thinking of the LU Petit Ecolier cookies that are a shortbread square covered with chocolate? The Petit Prince cookies are sandwich cookies that are round with a layer of chocolate between the two crispy butter cookies and come stacked in a tube like packaging. They are similar to the Bahlsen "Hit" cookies but a bit bigger in size and much tastier!

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          hungrygirl106 Feb 21, 2007 02:29 PM

          Oh, you're right -- I was thinking of the Petit Ecolier.

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            Eastsider Feb 21, 2007 04:29 PM

            Ralphs has Petit Ecolier. They even had the extra dark kind at the "Ralphs Fresh" in Pasadena.

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              Feed_me Feb 21, 2007 07:53 PM

              Maybe I'm hallucinating too...but I thought Trader Joe's stocked those cookies. I've never eaten or tried to find them, but I think I've seen them there. I'd call first...I'm assuming TJ's would have a good price if they stock them.

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            pepitos Feb 22, 2007 02:06 PM

            Here's a link to a picture of the Prince cookies: http://www.furansunocafe.com/produits.php?no=111&lg=en&base=gateaux

            and the Mi-cho-ko chocolate caramels:
            http://www.furansunocafe.com/produits...

            If anyone has seen these please let me know. Or in general if you have any suggestions for good places in LA to buy French or European goods. I miss my French goodies!

            Thanks again

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              L.A.Hound Feb 22, 2007 02:38 PM

              I don't know if this place actually carries the items you're looking for, but there is a little market that is right next (basically attached) to Bistro de la Gare, a French restaurant in South Pasadena. Maybe you could call the restaurant and get the name of the market?

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                dotboy Feb 22, 2007 03:14 PM

                Le Palais des Thes in Beverly Hills has Hediard chocolates (from Paris) and lots of wonderful french treats especially tea

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