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Phoenix
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Looking for a certain type of candy

Traveling to Oahu May 9th and staying for 7 nights. About 10 or 15 years ago my grandparents brought us back a bunch of candy she got. Unfortunately I'm not sure which island she stayed on if that matters.

The candy had a wrapper that sort of dissolved in your mouth. Besides it being very delicious that's about all I can remember about it.

Does anyone know what it is or where we can get it?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

Probably Botan rice candy. The outer layer was made from rice which allowed you to eat the "paper". Check your local asian/Chinese grocery store for it -no need to wait to come to Hawaii to buy it.

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2. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

That's what it sounds like to me. We used to get it at imports stores when I was a kid. The candy was a little jell-like.

You can find it on the Mainland.

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3. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

If you liked the rice candy (oftentimes found in small boxes, sometimes in bags), and want to try out other local sweets, the best place to find a large selection and excellent prices is at a Long's Drug Store; particularly the one Downtown on Hotel Street.

All Long's always have a special on one brand or another going on. Plus, nearby (on Bishop St just seaward of Hotel St) that carries nothing but local snacks and candies "Wholesale Unlimited". They have an awesome selection, but the consensus is they are over-priced, and most go to the Long's unless for a particular rare item.

My favoites on sale this week are li hing mui Fuji apples (somewhat new and incredible), arare nori, and spicy cuttlefish.

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4. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

.... the japanese candy is called "Tomoe Ame".

Upon your arrival and if you in the Ala Moana/Kapiolani area, go visit the Don Quijote Store. Beside picking up your chocolate macadamia nuts and cookies, go visit the japanese candy section and ask for "Tomoe Ame", the name of this japanese candy.

Good luck ....

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5. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

Thanks so much for all of your replies! I've been keeping an eye out on the forums for a couple of weeks and everything is really helpful. We are leaving in one week and are so excited!

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6. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

There are a couple of really fun places to buy candy:

Shirokiya at the Ala Moana Mall. You can also buy really good mochi here, which is a rice confection, like pastry?

www.shirokiya.com/cart/shopcore/…

Also fun is Don Quijote, a Japanese chain which is like a grocery store / target combo from 30 years ago. (so don't expect a modern target, maybe more like a Woolworth with grocery store and lots of local stuff)

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7. Re: Looking for a certain type of candy

Yes, the candy is called Tomoe Ame. You can get it at Long's Drugs Stores throughout Hawaii. They have it at the Ala Moana Center Long's Drugs Store.

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