of Botan Rice Candy is almost precisely like an mildly orange gum drop
, but without the coating of sugar crystals
. It's a good, yummy candy.
The edible rice wrapper is disturbingly similar to plastic wrap, in appearance and flavor. It crinkles like plastic wrap, but melts on your tongue. I am left wondering if there is a suggestion of some innovation there, waiting to happen. (maybe biodegradable food wrap? nah)
Botan Rice Candy can be found in in the foreign foods section of your local supermarket, right next to the Japanese rice crackers and wasabi peas.