Friday, March 17, 2017

Nostalgia Snapshot: Japanese Botan Rice Candy

I was so happy to stumble upon a box of my favorite childhood candy, Botan Rice Candy, originating from Japan. It's nothing fancy or flashy. The appeal is more conceptual than flavor-based. Each piece of the mild rice candy comes in two wrappers. The first is a standard wrapper. The interior wrapper is made of rice and you leave that on the candy during consumption. It dissolves instantly on the tongue and feels like a magic trick. Plus there's the bonus of a sticker. Wonderful!

Score (nostalgia factor): 5
Score (dissolving wrapper): 5
Score (flavor): 3

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