Mochi Rice Cakes

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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Historical Reference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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“Wow, I read alot of the testimonial on your site and it's all true. Great customer service. Great products. I will definitely be back. Your samplers are great stocking stuffers. I'm going to order more. I love Nuts.com family, thanks for the free bee.”

, el paso, tx November 29, 2012

“Awesome mochi. Ready to order more. So hard to find here.
Thanks,
J”

, Tidewater, Ore. November 8, 2012

“Wow!....what service and what delicious products! Everything is so fresh. The taste and quality far surpasses the run-of-the-mill grocery store brands! I had never heard of Mochi Rice Cakes, but read some reviews mentioning them, so I ordered some, along with other items. Now I am hooked! Nuts.com has such a wide variety of products that it will take me a while to try them all...but I"m working on it. Well, at least most of them anyway. Will be doing some of my holiday shopping with you also. Love your packaging, your product and most of all, your enthusiasm for your company.”

, Hightstown, NJ October 8, 2012

“I had been searching everywhere for mochi bits, I even went back home to visit because there is an Asian store near my hometown but no such luck. HOWEVER, I got an email from my college packaging center telling me to go pick up a package and inside was the very mochi bits I was looking for! My mom had ordered me these and I AM BEYOND THRILLED WITH THESE! They taste just like the ones at the yogurtland, golden spoon and tuttimelon I go to! Yay for Mochi!!!(:”

, Rohnert Park, CA October 3, 2012

“The veggie chips are amazing!!! Hoorah!
And the mini mochi rice cakes... delicious, now I can do some recipe testing and see what develops.
Thank you for your business and great products - love the one-stop shopping. You will be getting more orders from Support Your Local Chef Enterprises. Thanks again.”

, Helena, Montana September 21, 2012

“I am overwhelmed by the overnight delivery. It was such perfect timing as my daughter had just come for a visit and opening up the goodies was FUN. Mochi was a big hit but everything was very good.
Thanks guys!”

, Parsippany, NJ August 11, 2012

“Hello nuts.com! This was my very first order and wowsers! The mochi rice cakes were yummy! Plantain chips-one of the best I've tasted...sweet potato chips were super crunchy but not too sweet. I appreciate the free treats! Will order again!”

, Los Angeles, CA July 7, 2012

“We received our matcha green tea powder, boba, and mochi from nuts.com yesterday. We had some DIY bubble tea, absolutely delicious! Thanks for the quick delivery and the tips and recipes on your page. The free sample was also a yummy bonus. We will be back :)”

, Princeton, NJ July 4, 2012

“I don't normally write reviews but I made an exception this time because I was so happy with these mochi bits. I have eaten mochi since I was a small child and so I've had quite a bit over the years. However, I have never recalled having mochi this soft and fresh tasting (with the exception of homemade)! And I frequently visit many Asian bakeries in NYC to purchase mochi. I was very skeptical at first but glad that I took the chance. Needless to say I am blown away!

The packaging comes in a sturdy resealable bag, shipping was fast and it was carefully packaged upon arrival.

, NYC, New York July 1, 2012

“I love the Mochi that I order from you guys! The quick delivery is awesome and I will continue to order and tell all my friends!”

, Evans, Ga. June 29, 2012

“Loved your mochi so much that I ate the entire pound before I bought any yogurt to go under it, so I ordered 2 pounds of the delicious treat this time! I love everything about your company, including the free sample box of veggie chips. Will be ordering those next time, as well. What a treat to pick a co. at random and be so very pleasantly surprised!!! Thank you, Nuts.com
Tammie”

, Lake Charles, LA July 24, 2014

Nutrition Facts

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

Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
Calories From Fat
%DV
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%

Ingredients

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.

Storage

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

Country of Origin: South Korea

ID: 5727

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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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