OMGMGMGMG, On the suggestion of hounds fed up with SLJ, I went to Susina's yesterday. I wasn't in the mood for cake, which didn't actually strike me as looking all that good (I wasn't hungry when I arrived and I'd just OD'd on a cake I made a couple days ago), so opted instead for a pound of teensy weensy cookies. I didn't ask the price. Good thing I didn't or I might have chickened out. In fact, these are the BEST such cookies I have ever had anywhere. And I love these little finger cookies; don't know what they're actually called, and am rather picky about them. Again, these are IMO fantastic. Delicious, interesting, not too sweet, tasty, small enough that you can have many, many to try the assortment without getting stuffed; all different from one another. Even tiny you can easily eat more than is good for you, though. The price, $20/lb is steep but what is the cost of infinite pleasure?!
I think I have discovered my "native food" present to bring as a house guest when traveling. Not sure whether they'll hold up to too much bouncing though, but it's certainly worth a try. These were mind-bogglingly delicious.
Susina is located in the first block west of La Brea along the south side of Beverly.