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Mochi Rice Cakes
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 ReferenceThis 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 PickOur 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.
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.
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Sandra June 12, 2012
“I placed an order on a Friday and received my order on Monday. What a cute box! I could not wait to try the Mochi Rice Cakes and was not disappointed they were better than the ones from a local yogurt shop. I am using the rest of the items for a candy buffet for my daughter's 8th birthday in a few weeks and I am so glad all the packages are resealable because I had to try everything (quality assurance) yummy! Thanks for the great products and for such fast service. ”
Hoa, Berwyn, IL May 22, 2012
“I've grown up around mochi, and I don't think I'll ever get bored of it. Especially since I've found Nutsonline...I mean Nuts.com :) The variety, quality, and service are the very reasons of why I keep coming back. Even my son loves your mochi!”
Teresa, chattanooga, Tn April 17, 2012
“everything was awesome. Ordered Ceylon Cinnamon sticks, dried strawberries, and mochi rice snacks. It was all great. And, shipped SuperHero fast!”
Tenial, Warren, RI April 14, 2012
“I placed my ordered on Thursday night and it was delivered by noon on Saturday...I can honestly say that this is the best rice cakes I have ever had. It looks and taste like it was just made and I was somewhat surprise because the taste was nothing like I expected. I'm use to the cardboard tasting stuffing from the local grocery store...not any more. I came upon nuts.com when I was searching for a new place to buy Quinoa and other hard to find foods because I "gourmet store I previously used took almost a week...often longer to ship the products and they often looked and tasted still and were not made with "health" on the mind.
This is my new go to store for "gourmet" items. The shipping is great and the products are amazing...That is very high praise coming from someone as picky as I am.”
Kimberly, atlanta, ga March 24, 2012
“Lighting fast speed & everything was spot on!!! Haven't been able to find the lil Mochi anywhere & my peachy penguins since the Sweet Factory closed!!! Thanks guys! :)”
Jennifer, Rural, Virginia March 15, 2012
“Can't say enough about how fast and professional you guys are AND how great the products that I ordered were! This was my first nuts.com order. Turnaround for shipping was almost immediate. We live in a VERY rural area. We travel as often as we can and I had tried some mochi at Marble Slab Creamery and fell in love. Needless to say, no MSC where we live so I've been hunting for the mochi online. I was thrilled when I tasted your mochi as it was EXACTLY like what I'd had on our trip. Also really liked the roasted chic peas and chia seeds. Never tried either of them before, but they sounded interesting. Glad I gave them a try! THANK YOU!”
Jillian, Portland, ME March 14, 2012
“I have placed numerous orders with you over the years--fabulous products! They make great gifts for that hard to buy for person. And I am always finding new snacks that are delicious. (My new favorite is Mochi! It's great mixed with yogurt!) I recently had a shipping problem with an order, and you folks fixed immediately. Thank you! I couldn't be happier with you products and service! ”
Margaret, Bear, Delaware March 12, 2012
“Found this company in December and here we are in March and on my third order. Have never seen a more efficient company! Kudos! ”
Diane, Austin, Texas March 4, 2012
“Quick delivery...awesome tasting food! Love your Mochi. ”
Vernetta, Alexandria, VA February 20, 2012
“My third huge order just came in! I ordered late afternoon on Sat and my order was at my door on Monday! Outstanding!
Before I unpacked everything, I ripped open the Mochi Rice Cakes as a new item for me. OMGoodness! Harmony in my mouth!! You just MUST try these treats if you never have. My next treat will be the Cordials (I bought four varieties), but I must earn those after I complete my weekly workouts! I know I'm going to LOVE them too! The superfood cereals are amazing in almond or coconut milk; great as a pre-workout fuel and chockful of fiber and protein!!
EXTREMELY happy with my new Nutty friends!! :) :)
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Court, Dover, NJ December 4, 2013
“Love the mochi, thanks!”
Serving Size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
(Approx. 15.2 Servings/Pound)
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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 under refrigeration for up to 6 months.
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