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    Inside China’s favorite candy factory
    Inside China’s favorite candy factory
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    Inside China’s favorite candy factory

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    Lea Li
    Lea Li
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    White Rabbit candy is the candy in China. It’s the one everyone grew up with.

    In fact, for decades it's virtually all there was.

    The familiar white, red and blue wrappers of White Rabbit candy have been a staple among China’s sweet toothed for close to eight decades.

    And surprisingly for the only show in town, they're actually quite tasty.

    With their iconic branding and edible rice paper wrapping, they occupy a special place in every Chinese child’s memory.

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    And they’re still going strong: in 2017, more than 24 metric tons of White Rabbit candies were sold around the world.

    They are still produced in the original factory in Shanghai’s city center.

    We went to see find out how these sweet treats are made.

    LEA LI
    LEA LI
    Lea is a contributor to Inkstone and a multimedia producer specialising in video and motion graphics at the South China Morning Post.

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