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

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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  1. SIngle servings of Nutella.

    1. 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.

        1. cappucino chips for baking.

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

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              1. re: FED

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

              2. 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.

                1. 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.

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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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                      1. re: CynD

                        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.

                        1. sweet maui onion kettle chips.

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

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

                              1. 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.)