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).