Food of the Eighties, Botan Rice Candies
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Chewy orange candies wrapped in edible rice paper. My mother used to buy these at the Oriental food stores.
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nostalic girl - December 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I give 'em to my kids nowadays!
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
LOVE EM I remember my friends telling me about this candy and I figured they were trying to be slick ninjas telling me to eat the wrapper, after I did ohhhhhhhh I had to stock up on this candy and still get it at the local Asian store, I remember thinking I was a big shot going to introduce my husband to it and one of his friends beat me to it drats
Mel - July 31, 2008 - Report this comment
These are still one of my favourite candies! My mom used to get them for us in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles) as treats when we'd be picking up cake at the Honey Bakery. They've been showing up in more stores now and we're lucky to get them at Wegman's! I think they're actually orange and lemon, but they're decadent fresh when they're soft and chewy. You can tell by gently squeezing the boxes. They're really good kind of stale, too, though, it makes them chewier, never mind last longer. You only get six in a box and they're small enough that you and your friends practically inhale them. I have to convince my friends the rice wrapper inside the plastic wrapper really IS edible, but they love it, too! My husband likes to peel the paper off and stick it to his tongue, then once he's done, he'll eat it. He loves them as much as I do!
Sharon - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I am half Taiwanese and my mom would get these for us when we went to the Asian markets (along with very sour and salty preserved plum candies). They are soooo good! We loved the corny stickers, too. Of course, the stickers aren't as good anymore - but back then, we'd collect them!
val - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
last time I ate a bunch of them and came down with a virus that very night. Lots of throwing up. So I dont have a taste for them anymore.
Sarah L - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Back in the 80's my mom used to work in downtown LA so her and her gal pals at work would sometimes go have lunch in Chinatown nearby and she'd always bring me these delicious candies. I would love to get the stickers that were inside but the candy was good too. You can still buy them at asian food stores.
Jason - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a new Gallery dedicated to the art of the BRC Sticker. Please check out The BRC Gallery online
Charlie - December 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't remember these in Brooklyn at all! Maybe it was a West Coast thing?
Momo - October 13, 2014 - Report this comment
These are still around! You can find them at pretty much any Asian market or international food store. I'm quite fond of the stickers that come with them; I have one on my calculator of a crazy-looking monkey riding a tractor :-)

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