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Historical Reference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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“Received my order within days. So enjoyed my products was everything I was hoping for.

, Hollister, Ca April 10, 2013

“WOW!! First, the packaging is fabulously done! I love it! So far, I've tasted the veggie chips, the organic pistachios and my favorite, the mochi bites! Amazing!
I'm in heaven! Thanks....don't lose the humor! ”

, Annapolis, MD March 22, 2013

“Oh my goodness, I placed my order on Saturday and my order was here on Tuesday. The samples I received of gummi bears, chocolate covered sunflower seeds and Mochi rice cakes was enough to make me order again and again. The freshness is unbelievable. Thank you so much. I will be ordering again real soon.”

, Washington, DC March 13, 2013

“These were great. They had a very soft texture, and were a nice (more filling, lower calorie) substitute for some of my other snacks. I would definitely recommend. Also, a strange note: They taste better eaten with chopsticks than by fingers or metal utensils.”

, Marlborough, CT March 2, 2013

“I have fallen in love with your products - the mochi rice is unbelievably good and the raw mixed nuts, absolutely nutty and yummy. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to try more items. Best, Ginger”

, Phoenixville, PA March 1, 2013

“I couldn't wait to get out of class and get my shipment from nuts! I got a huge 5lb bag of custom mix to help me overcome candy cravings. It's so yummy, I don't think i'll have problems with candy anymore! The coconut tastes soo fresh and the pineapples aren't overly sweet, just perfect. I love my mix I just hope I don't pig out and eat it all today.
I also love the mochi and I'm glad I tried it, it reminds me of marshmallows but better!
I'm totally NUTS for NUTS.com!
I'll definitely be back soon for veggie chips and more granola!
And thanks for the sample of quinoa, I've wanted to try it for some time now”

, Columbia, SC February 27, 2013

“You guy are so great :D and very helpful website and email notification I love you guys !!!”

, West valley, Utah January 31, 2013

“This is the first time I've ever had the mochi rice cakes, I kept hearing about them and decided to try them. Very delicious. I also have another favorite, which is the jelly filled turtles. Very fresh and tasty!”

, baltimore, Maryland January 27, 2013

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!! As my email beeped to tell me that my order was just delivered, I find myself happily enjoying my wonderful goodies already! I will be trying my hand at raw cashew 'cheese sauce' very soon, but in the meantime, DO KNOW that we are MORE than thrilled with the order so far! The BEST chocolate-covered licorice since some brought over by an Aussie pal! And the Mochi Rice Cakes are just what I wanted - my new marshmallows! I know, Bad Catt for not doing this sooner!!! We're NUTS for you all down here in Texas! Have a groovy day!!!!!!

>^,,^<”

, Cuero, Texas January 18, 2013

“Wow...These are way too delicious! So so yummy!! These will end up in my car again.”

, Pasadena, CA January 16, 2013

“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
%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

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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