Aug 11, 2012

Review: White Rabbit Creamy Candy

White Rabbit Creamy Candy or White Rabbit Milk Candy is something I used to love as a kid. I saw it at a local Asian supermarket one day and quickly picked a bag up for nostalgia's sake. It's basically a chewy milk-based candy.

A 180g (6.35 ounces) bag was selling for $1.99.

In form, White Rabbit Candy is a little bit thicker than a small Tootsie roll. Texture-wise, they're more like Kraft's Caramel candy but without as much stretch.

White Rabbit Candies are made in China and apparent, were involved in the 2008 Chinese milk scandal where dairy products in China were tainted by melamine. As a result, they were taken off the shelves all over the world. They returned in 2009 and are now made with milk from New Zealand.

What entertained me as a kid about White Rabbit Candy was that each candy was rolled inside a paper-thin sheet of rice paper, which of course is edible. Rather flavorless, but eating "paper" is very much a novelty for a child, especially as it dissolves in your mouth. Of course, now I realize that the rice paper keeps the milk candy from sticking to the outer wrapper.

In taste, White Rabbit Candy is much like sweetened milk with just right balance of sweetness for me and a nice creaminess. The chew is also really satisfying soft so that you can either chomp on it or just suck on it to make it last.

If you do end up trying these (I know you're chomping at the bit after that tidbit with the whole milk scandal thing), I'd advise that you give the candies in the bag a little squeeze as, in the past, I've gotten a bag where the candies were inexplicably hard (maybe expired or left out to heat?). But otherwise, they're really good!

Nutritional Info - White Rabbit Creamy Candy (180g)
Serving Size - 8 pieces (40g)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 30)
Fat - 3g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 15mg
Carbs - 31g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 2g