Chances are very likely that if you've lived away from home, you've received a care package.
And the best care packages are always filled with food! In my opinion, at least. It's always comforting to be sent food that reminds you of home.
This past week, my parents sent me one filled with an assortment of items. In terms of food, my dad was sure to include two packages of Botan rice candy, a Japanese snack that I've eaten since I was a little kid. We always used to get two boxes - one for him, one for me whenever we went on our weekly excursion to our local Japanese market. Whenever I'm home we still do the same thing. I can definitely buy it where I live now, but it's the thought behind the candy that really makes it special.
Botan candy is a chewy candy with a slight lemon flavor, wrapped in a thin film of rice paper that dissolves when you eat it. Be careful not to eat the actual inedible plastic wrap! It comes in small, snack sized boxes with four or five apiece in them, plus a cute little sticker that features some cartoon animals. It's a good snack for both kids and adults, and you can find it in most markets that sell other Japanese foods.What kind of care packages have you received? What's a sentimental food that always reminds you of home?