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Review: Botan Rice Candy

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Botan Rice Candy

Along with the Fry’s Turkish Delight, my wife also bought a box of Botan Rice Candy at The World Market the other day. When I saw the box, I knew I had tried it before, but I couldn’t remember when – it must have been a long time ago. Botan Rice Candy is individually wrapped pieces of chewy orangey flavored candy. The box had six candies in it (plus a temporary tattoo), and set us back $1.29.

One of the candy’s main ingredients is sweet rice, but I didn’t taste any rice at all in it. The flavor is really good – it’s not too sweet and it’s got a nice citrus flavor that doesn’t overwhelm. It’s got a really nice chewy texture too. One of the cool things about it is that each candy is individually wrapped in a clear and red wrapper but when you take that off, it has another clear wrapper. This inside wrapper looks like cellophane but is actually made of rice and is completely edible. Pop it in your mouth and it disintegrates and just leaves you with the candy. It’s weird to be able to eat the candy wrapper.

Oh yeah – and the tattoo…evidently they used to include a sticker but now they do tattoos. Mine came with a big grey elephant tattoo. The elephant now proudly resides on my four-year-old’s ankle (and she sweet-talked two of the six candies from me).

So, two thumbs up for Botan Rice Candy. I’ll definitely be picking more up next time I see them (though I’ve only seen them locally in The World Market).

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6 Responses to “Review: Botan Rice Candy”

  1. 1
    Mimz says:

    My friend got me some of this stuff once. I loved it.

  2. 2
    Victoria says:

    I found a box of Botan Rice Candy at Joe Patti’s Seafood in Pensacola, Florida. Not bad for less than $1. I always feel cool when I eat candy that includes a prize.

  3. 3
    juju says:

    if you live in San Francisco u can pick them up there or go to

    http://www.ramencity.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=BRC

    free shipping and $0.89 a box

    hope it helps

  4. 4
    Jane says:

    the inner wrapper is rice paper. I grew up south of Seattle and got this leechee jelly and pocky at Albertsons, now that I’m in Orlando the only place that sells it is phuoc something that’s an asian general store on Colonial/50 that’s 3 words long Phuoc Thong something I think. I wanted to get the rose temporary tatoo I once got in one as a real tatoo but I’ve never been able to find that same sticker. :-(

  5. 5
    ZoZoHarle says:

    I love these! Every time I buy a box, I hope to save some for later, but they are strangely addicting (at least to me)! I always end up eating the entire box, though I do share. ^_^
    I’ve only been able to find them at little Oriental grocery stores.

  6. 6
    Logan says:

    Wal-Mart has TONS of them! They are SOOOOOO good. Check out your local Wal-Mart if you want to stash up on these babies!

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