While roaming the shops of Chinatown in San Francisco, my oldest excitedly pointed these out. As you may recall, when my children were young we lived on the coast, and this was what they knew as ‘candy’.
Back then, I had a heightened sense of awareness when it came to sugar consumption by my girls. I had suspected, even back then, that refined sugar was a major culprit in hyperactivity, sleep, and some behavioral problems. So, I was very careful in what I allowed my girls to consume. They grew up on honey sticks, homemade fruit leathers and yes, Botan Rice candy with the ‘cool’ edible paper as sweet treats.
Now, I’m older and more experienced and hopefully even more knowledgable. Shared reminiscing moments like this are very touching to me, especially when shared with your 20 year old daughter. I’m so comforted that she looks at something like this and is happily transported to her youth. It’s a good memory and that totally rocks my ‘mom’ world.