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Favorite things from L.A. Cost Plus World Markets?

Cinnamon Mar 9, 2007 07:05 AM

I can vouch for the doily-shaped Italian wafer cookies (about the consistency of a cake cone), which are wonderful for making very very delicate ice cream sandwiches. Also the key lime or lemon coolers (little cookies with powdered sugar).

Anything else a must?

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    Cinnamon Mar 11, 2007 09:37 AM

    I noticed a burlap-y bag of what looks likely to be good paella rice, may try that next time. (We once got the *best* paella rice included with a paella pan gift kit - not from Cost Plus. Since then have had a hard time finding paella rice that's as good at supermarkets. I don't know if what Cost Plus has is the same as what we got in that kit, but the packaging looks similar.)

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      silverlakebodhisattva Mar 9, 2007 10:55 AM

      Marzipan in the winter, at anything like a reasonable price...

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        ickster Mar 9, 2007 10:20 AM

        I like the variety of flavors of Torani syrups to make italian sodas with.

        1. wilafur Mar 9, 2007 10:00 AM

          sweet maui onion kettle chips.

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            MzMaggie Mar 9, 2007 09:51 AM

            Katjes licorice

            1. CynD Mar 9, 2007 09:40 AM

              LaVazza ground espresso (or Illy, if they're out of LV, at about 2/3 the price charged at Bristol Farms). Heinz baked beans (British version - they're not as sweet as the US style)

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                Cinnamon Mar 11, 2007 09:35 AM

                Really liking the LaVazza drip coffee (not the espresso grind/roast) in the red can. Illy's is also great but LaVazza's not quite so spendy - very smooth.

              2. SauceSupreme Mar 9, 2007 09:38 AM

                I love the plates. I get all of my dinner party ware there, whether it's large Provencal style platters or sleek black sushi dishes. I also get cheap stemware there. At my parties, invariably one wine glass breaks. That's why I always get a few boxes for red, white and champagne flutes.

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                  slacker Mar 9, 2007 09:29 AM

                  Violet candies from France in the oval shaped box, with a bit of dried violet in the center. Box used to be all metal, now the bottom part is plastic.

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                    Diana Mar 9, 2007 08:20 AM

                    the imported baked beans from England. Great for beans on toast.

                    Ginger chews.

                    giant chupa chups to give to my nephews and piss off my sister in law.

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                      FED Mar 9, 2007 08:20 AM

                      roederer estate at $16.99 a bottle. one of the great buys in all of wine.

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                        LMS1108 Mar 9, 2007 10:55 AM

                        Ditto! My first thought when I read the title of this post was: BOOZE :-)

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                        mlgb Mar 9, 2007 08:18 AM

                        Tim Tams, DUH!

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                          danapointhound Mar 9, 2007 08:17 AM

                          cappucino chips for baking.

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                            bite bite Mar 9, 2007 07:26 AM

                            Marmite. Yum.

                            1. emily Mar 9, 2007 07:22 AM

                              They used to have Rustichella pasta from Italy for about 1/2 the price it's sold for at Bristol Farms and Gelsons. Didn't see it the last few times I was in there, though.

                              Violet Crumble bars from Australia are usually in stock and have a big following.

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                                jenjunum Mar 9, 2007 07:17 AM

                                SIngle servings of Nutella.

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