Mochi Rice Cakes

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  1. $6.99/lb
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  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Historical Reference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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“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

“LOVE LOVE LOVE these! My kids can't put the bags down. We ordered the black sesame, rainbow and white mochi. I have to order more of them to meet demand!”

, Minot AFB, ND January 11, 2011

“Very prompt service and delivery! The chocolate covered gummies aren't the softest I've had, but worth the order. The mochi is AMAZING!!! VERY SOFT and YUMMY! Will definitely be ordering again soon! Thanks guys!”

, The Colony, TX January 5, 2011

“My twin toddlers love the mochi balls. Everytime I buy the frozen yogurt I would buy a separate cup of mochi balls for them. Now I'm so glad I can keep a bulk in stock at my house for my girls. They taste just like the kind they have at the yogurt shop. My girls are happy and so is their mommy! Thanks Nuts Online for having the opportunity to purchase these yummy treats!”

, Camarillo, CA December 28, 2010

“Shipping was extremely fast and the mochi is soooo good. Will be ordering from you again.”

, waldorf, md December 8, 2010

“I just received my Mochi Rice Cakes and have already dug in! Great service, quick delivery and absolutely delicious. I am so glad to have found someone that carries exactly what I was looking for. Yay for Nuts Online!”

, Spokane, Wa November 20, 2010

“Wow. I was blown away. The order I placed on Friday afternoon was on my doorstep on SATURDAY morning. Even after all of your confirmations said it would take one business day.
And the products -- all great. My kids are huge fans of the mochi and dried fruits and I think the nuts and trail mixes are great. All this and the prices are far lower for comparable products at my organic grocery store.
Thanks for the service -- I will be back soon, and frequently. You have a business you should be proud of.
Regards, Jonathan”

, West Hartford, CT November 10, 2010

“I am very impressed with the freshness of the products...will definitely buy again!”

, Oak Ridge, New Jersey July 13, 2010

“Perfect! The only bad thing about this candy is the temptation to eat the entire bag in one sitting!”

, Omaha, NE September 14, 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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