Bite Beauty Vitamin Gel Tastes So Good I Had to Have Seconds

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Botan Rice CandyThree words: Botan Rice Candy.


If you know what I’m talking about, don’t you just love the edible rice paper wrapper? YUM! I ate tons of those chewy, lemon-orange flavored candies as a kid. My mom would always let me put one pack in the cart whenever we’d go grocery shopping.

I hadn’t thought about them in years until the other day when I slipped a layer of new Bite Beauty Vitamin Gel in Pink Grapefruit ($18) on my lips.

It’s one of five vitamin-enriched flavors in Bite’s new line of moisturizing, non-sticky lip treatments, and I think it tastes EXACTLY like Botan Rice Candy (but not like grapefruit), om nom nom!

Bite Beauty Vitamin Gel in Pink Grapefruit

The pretty color, a barely there pink tint, shines brightly with a high gloss finish, but this one’s flavor will keep me coming back for more, and more, and more. It’s that yummy!

I’ve been applying it every once in a while throughout the day, kinda like a moisturizing snack (it has a standard slant applicator), and then right before bed to let it moisturize my lips while I sleep.

It’s a good thing Bite fashioned these all-natural Vitamin Gels out of food-grade ingredients and left out the synthetics, polybutenes, and petroleum byproducts, because I might just have this tube for dessert. πŸ™‚


Actually, I don’t think I’ll do that.

PRICE: $18 each
AVAILABILITY: Exclusive to Sephora. Available now at select stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I’m not sure if they all have the same flavor; if you’ve tried others, let me know in the comments)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Molly says:

    Yeahhhh… I might have to get this on the Botan Candy comparison alone!!

  2. Amber says:

    You made me reach for my yummy red velvet cake gloss! (First ingredient is delicious polybutene. πŸ˜‰ )
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  3. Tiffany says:

    this sounds nice! but yeah I wonder if they all have the same flavor?

    in other news, my Jouer order already shipped!!! woot!

    • Karen says:

      WOOOOT! I still have that set sitting in my cart along with a few blushes, heh!

      • Stephanie says:

        Hey Karen,

        Do you have World Market stores out where you live? Here in the southeast we have tons, and they have all of the Asian candy of my youth when I cannot get to the Asian grocery.

  4. Kim says:

    Happy Friday Karen and Tabs! I’m glad that you’re giving this vitamin gel a good review; it sounded so interesting. I’m putting it on my maybe list. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Casey says:

    Three words: oh my god.

    I love Botan Rice Candy! I think I may have to try the Bite product.

  6. Chynna says:

    I love Botan Rice Candy! If you have a Cost Plus/World Market store, they should carry it. That’s where I always got it when I was a kid. I’m glad this Bite product worked out so well!

  7. Vijaya says:

    I LOOOVE that candy. This is now Wishlisted. <3
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  8. lexi says:

    YUM – White Rabbit Candy – ate that up as a little girl. The edible paper sold me. Now I want it.

    I’ll have to check this out.
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  9. Nina says:

    im glad theres a good product so far from bite! πŸ™‚

    im having lunch — vanilla yogurt w/ granola and strawberries. πŸ™‚

  10. Chris25 says:

    I never knew about rice paper candy. I have to go try that.

  11. Wendy says:

    You are bringing back memories! I handed out rice candy to accompany my social studies speech on Thailand when I was in 8th grade. I have no idea if it was a product of Thailand. It was sold at the local Thai food store. That was good enough for me. haha

    Excited to try this out since my Oriental Princess vitamin lip gloss is almost gone.

  12. gio says:

    I’d love to try it just for the flavor, sounds yummy! πŸ™‚

  13. Erin says:

    Mmmmm I love tasty lip gloss… Might need this! I might also need a tasty snack after reading this post!
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  14. Crystal Weddle says:

    I got my sons hooked on Botan Rice Candy ( found at Kroger ) because it’s my favorite candy ; so this post is amazing ! Thank you ! πŸ˜€

  15. Sarah says:

    Never heard of Botan Rice Candy but it sounds so yummy I’m going to have to look for it next time I’m at the grocery store. I love the shade of the gloss-sort of a nude pale pink that goes so well with dramatic eyes.
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  16. Hyzenthlay says:

    I LOVE BOTAN RICE CANDY! It was always wrapped in my stocking at Christmas when I was growing up, and present at every gift-giving opportunity for my family. My mom originally found it at Cost Plus, but even Nugget carries it now. Safeway may have it in the Asian foods aisle. Making the comparison to Botan Rice Candy turned my lack of interest in this product into a full-on “MUST POSSESS” need.

  17. Jeni says:

    I love those rice candies! I actually just saw some at an asian market a few months ago and ate the whole box in like 3 minutes. And they come with a sticker! Now I want to try this lip gloss but it will probably just make me hungry…
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  18. sandra b says:

    love it, im all about natural colors with lip product, it lookes good im gonna try it see if its an authentic taste lol πŸ˜› HTML CODE London Hair Extensions – Mobile Hair Extensions.

  19. Hazel says:

    ahh yeah i used to eat that all the time! i remember going to magat with my mom and friends and picking some up lol. pretty color and packaging but i think i’ll pass
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  20. Izzy says:

    Nomnomnom… I really would love to try that.
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  21. sarahpuffy says:

    Karen! If you live near a Walmart, they carry Botan Rice Candy, Pocky and Yan Yan there. Happy shopping πŸ™‚

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