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schrutefarms Dec 16, 2009 01:52 PM

Due to the recession, everyone who is not an immedient family member is getting homeade fudge, truffles, and the like. Where can I find great, cute and CHEAP boxes for wrapping? Also that edible gold powder to roll the truffles in? I'm in Hollywood-I hate to drive, but I will. Thanks!

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    kauma RE: schrutefarms Dec 16, 2009 01:54 PM

    Hello!

    I'd suggest Surfas and Michael's...

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      kauma RE: schrutefarms Dec 16, 2009 01:56 PM

      Oh, and Gloria's!

      1. JEN10 RE: schrutefarms Dec 16, 2009 02:36 PM

        I have actually gone to Smart and Final and found some food containers there. I usually put on Christmas stickers and a bow to fancy them up. You have to buy in bulk, but over the years my stock is now getting low.

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          Jennalynn RE: JEN10 Dec 18, 2009 04:06 PM

          Smart & Final has those great square chinese food boxes with handles... you add decorations and a bow and it's perfect for candy and cookies.

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          rainey RE: schrutefarms Dec 16, 2009 10:36 PM

          Those places that sell the melting "chocolate" and molds usually have a good variety of boxes, attractive cello bags, paper cups, etc.

          Check the yellow pages for something in your area. If you don't find something in Hollywood there used to be a spot on Magnolia in No Hollywood.

          I am also seeing that stuff in Target, Michaels and Cost Plus. Not in the same variety as the specialty candy and cake decorating stores but a convenient local store might have what you're looking for.

          1. lil mikey RE: schrutefarms Dec 17, 2009 09:12 AM

            I went to the Hollywood 99 cent store on Sunset last night and they have boxes like the ones you get for Chinese takout, but with Christmas designs on them. And since they're at the 99 cent store......

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              foodforus RE: lil mikey Dec 17, 2009 11:00 AM

              American Vine in Hollywood. Its on Melrose just west of Cahuenga, east of Highland. (on the same block as Providence).They have loads of stuff. Its always a bit in disarray. Sift through and there are loads of good things to use. It's got most of the items Micheal's does just less organized, but I've always had good luck there with bakery boxes. cookie boxes, molds, etc.

              All of the above are also good for these supplies as well. I purchased some great, not cheesy, cellophane with a red and white snowflake motif at the .99 cent store on La Brea and Willoughby.

              I do love Michael's and I did venture to the Burbank store the first weekend in December and even then it was pretty picked over.

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              sparkareno RE: schrutefarms Dec 17, 2009 11:56 AM

              I bought some cellophane bags for my granola gifts at Big Lots & had to return them when I read the fine print that they weren't safe for food...so beware.

              1. Kitchen Queen RE: schrutefarms Dec 17, 2009 03:08 PM

                The Candy Factory in NOHO will have all sorts of boxes. I believe they're on Magnolia just w of Coldwater Cyn.

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                  Kate is always hungry RE: Kitchen Queen Dec 18, 2009 06:26 PM

                  The Candy Factory is on the South side of Magnolia a half block west of Whitsett. For those of you in the West Valley, there is Kake Kreations on Sherman Way between Topanga and Canoga.

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                    rainey RE: Kate is always hungry Dec 19, 2009 08:52 AM

                    I knew about the Canoga Park store but couldn't recommend it because they're not very reliable people.

                    I once bought quite a bit of stuff there for someone else after expressly asking if she could return it if it wasn't what she wanted. When she tried to they refused to take it and I was out about $50.

                    The previous owners were good people but I wouldn't say that about the current owner in the least!

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                  schrutefarms RE: schrutefarms Dec 18, 2009 03:48 PM

                  Went to The Candy Factory. I found every single thing I needed. The salesperson helping me (Joe, I think) was extremely nice and helpful. Also, wasn't as pricy as I was anticipating.

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                    rainey RE: schrutefarms Dec 19, 2009 08:50 AM

                    Yes, those are actually interesting stores and have a ton of resources and options not available other places.

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                    sidwich RE: schrutefarms Dec 19, 2009 10:25 AM

                    I've always gotten my Christmas candy boxes at the Target at Santa Monica and La Brea.

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