Mochi Rice Cakes

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  1. $6.99/lb
  2. $6.30/lb
  3. $5.29/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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Mochi rice cakes are a light, sweet Japanese dessert treat. With a soft, silky, and chewy texture, these delectable rice cakes will disappear before you know it. Our Mochi is similar to the Mochi used in frozen yogurt shops like PinkBerry, Red Mango, and Yogen Fruz.

In Japan, where mochi originates, the rice cakes are traditionally prepared during a ceremony called mochi-tsuki. To make the mochi, glutinous rice, a sweeter and stickier variety, is first soaked overnight and then cooked. The use of glutinous rice is an important element that gives mochi its trademark sticky texture and sweetness. After the rice is cooked, an old-fashioned wooden mallet and stone mortar are used to pound out the rice into a smooth, wet dough. Finally, the dough is shaped into round balls and dusted with cornstarch.

Mochi is commonly eaten by itself, with sweet condiments, or as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, desserts, and cereal. Daifuku (mochi stuffed with a sweet filling) is a traditional treat that’s popular in Japanese cultures today. Mochi is often served stuffed with sweet azuki bean paste, sweetened plum, or ground up peanuts. Two modern spins on traditional daifuku, mochi frozen yogurt and mochi ice cream have become increasingly popular in recent years.

Give this unique treat a try and you won't be disappointed! The soft chewiness coupled with the silky sweetness makes mochi a satisfying treat. It's not surprising that this sweet rice cake is quickly gaining popularity around the country!

We recommend that you keep mochi refrigerated to preserve its freshness.

Historical Reference

This sweet rice cake is often eaten during Japanese New Year festivities. The Japanese believe that mochi symbolized the spirit of rice and that, by eating mochi, they will acquire the strength of the rice divinities.

Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick

Our Registered Dietitian and Health Nut likes mochi rice cakes because they have less than half the sugar compared to many other sweet treats. They're also a great topping for frozen yogurt or whole grain cereal.

Health Tips

1. Japanese folklore attests that eating mochi brings warmth to the body and is good for those with anemia, blood-sugar imbalances, and weak intestines.
2. Japanese culture also recommends mochi for those who easily get sick because mochi is thought to bring extra strength and stamina to the body through the rice divinities.

Customer Reviews

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“So far, so good! Placing my order was easy--my shipment arrived the next day! Wow! 'Liking it so far!! 'Will definitely recommend to my friends and family!”

April 8, 2011

“SUPER-fast service! Can't believe I got my order in one day and the treats were delicious. Will definitely be back---maybe for some Easter candy!”

, MA April 2, 2011

“I am definitely impressed with this site! I placed an order for 2 lbs of mochi on Monday. Within minutes I had a confirmation of my order and within an hour my order had been packaged and shipped. I received my order on time on Thursday and it was perfect! I have not had this good of customer service in a long time and will definitely buy more and recommend this site!”

, omaha, nebraska March 24, 2011

“Will definitely buy again! Great service and great deals on nutty treats!”

, GA March 18, 2011

“What can I say... your website is fantastic, ordering a breeze, excellent service, A-1 shipping and fabulous products! You have it all, I can see how you've stayed in business all these years. Plus, all you Canadians thinking of ordering... I placed my order on Monday and received my goodies on Thursday! The hardest part is not gobbling things up immediately. ”

, Nova Scotia, Canada March 14, 2011

“My order came within 24 hours, and it tasted amazing. There was more in the package than I anticipated also. I am completely happy with my experience, shopping online with”

, Brooklyn, NY March 1, 2011

“These delicious mochi are just like the ones at Pinkberry (only fresher) and are approximately 1/4 the price of the little cups of add ons you can buy.
They go great with the big cartons of Pinkberry pomegranate takeout.

, orinda, ca February 24, 2011

“Just received my order today and all I can say is I have a new resource!!!!! Not only did my package come as promised but the contents were DELICIOUS! So beautifully packaged. This will NOT be my last order :)”

, Greensboro, NC February 15, 2011

“Your pistachios have more flavor than any store bought brand I have ever had. Almost like they have a slight smoked flavor. And the meats were larger too. Great job! And your mochi rice cakes were so soft and oh so good.”

, Aurora, Illinois February 8, 2011

“Super fast delivery with a thank you surprise inside! Too good to be true. Most importantly, you met the high expectations of an impatient 4-year-old who loves Mochi and was counting the minutes for its arrival. She's happy, so we are extra happy! Thanks Nutsonline!”

, Oyster Bay, New York January 11, 2011

“I first had these during an informational speech about Hawaii in my speech class and I fell in love immediately. I found them once at one of the many frozen yogurt joints around town, but only briefly as they haven't stocked them again since. I'm glad I found these on and I'll be back for the black sesame ones next!”

, Louisville, KY August 21, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
Calories From Fat
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%


Glatinous rice powder, sugar, corn syrup, d-sorbitol solution, salt, wheat flour, glycerin esters of fatty acids, alcohol, sg-esters, corn starch

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Approximately 300 pieces per pound.


Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.

Country of Origin: South Korea

ID: 5727

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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