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July 31, 2005


clare eats

Thanks Reid! *grin*


I remember those rice candies! I'm not certain they were the same brand, but they were packaged just as you describe. We used to buy them at Dockside (a now defunct store that carried all sort of interesting imports - sort of like Pier 1, but better and cheaper). I think what we liked best of these wasn't the toy (though that was pretty great too), but the novelty of the edible rice paper that they were wrapped in. As little kids we thought paper that dissolved in your mouth was pretty cool!


Hi Clare,

No problem. Now all I need to do is finish this.... =)

Hi Cathy,

I think that's why we liked them too. I was so fascinated by the melting paper that after it was gone, I didn't want to eat the rest of the candy. =)


We have Botan for the candies. Exact same deal. In Spain they had sunflower seeds packaged with little toys. One of the toys was a plastic white poodle mounted on a brooch pin. I still have one!


Reid - I used to peel the paper off - and eat the paper, just to see what it tasted like - over, and over....I guess I'm not a real quick learner, huh?


Hi Jo,

I've heard about the Botan brand as well as a BoNtan brand. Seems that they are quite similar to this one. As far as the poodle must have been excited to get that when you were younger! =)

Hi Kirk,

Great minds think alike. I used to try to do that too. I did it a number of times as well, but stopped after I figured out I couldn't get enough of the paper off to get a real taste of it.


fwiw, you can get a box of Tomoe Ame at the little store at the Rehab Center of the Pacific (Nuuanu) for $1.00US. Yeehaw!

Lia Jordan

I attended Fern Elementary years ago and back then, we had juice time in the mornings for 5 cents and it was a huge tin cup of guava juice and graham crackers. Lunch was like mom's home cooked meals. Shortbread cookies and cherry cobbler. Oh and the peanut butter sandwiches...nothing is like that out there anymore. Something about the peanut butter, I will never forget. Ono times! No mo sad. Where have all the good times gone??? Aloha everybody...from Fayetteville, NC.

Lia Jordan

P.S. rice candy
I still buy them but where has the surprise in the box gone?


Our family lived in Point Loma (San Diego) back in 1962-63. A nearby Japanese family sold Tomoe Ame and other confections right from their home. 5 cents a box, with sometimes flimsy little metal cars as the toy.

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