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Historical Reference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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“LOVE THESE! I have had Mochi with ice cream in it when out to eat but never like this. so cute... my daughter thought they were little marshmallows. She has been asking for fruit snacks (we all know they aren't really fruit snacks) since my friend gave her a pack of scooby-doos last week and I of course having never given them to her was devastated... she asks for fruit snacks every day. I ordered the Mochi and dried strawberries. She has eaten them twice and I am hoping that tonight when I go home not a word is mentioned of the "Fruit Snacks" but that she will ask for her rice cakes and berries. Thank you!”

, Joliet, il November 23, 2011

“I am thoroughly wowed, yet again. I placed my order yesterday afternoon and when I got home from work today, there it was, waiting for me. :o)

I love the Mochi Rice Cakes - they are absolutely delicious. The throwback candies are great, too - I bought the Bit-O-Honey candies, which I hadn't even seen in a store in years - how wonderful to find it here! I have to say - it was the first thing I opened. I'm chewing on one right now.

I recommend NutsOnline to everyone. Great prices, fast shipping, and FRESH products! There really is no other retailer online that even comes close to comparing to NutsOnline.”

, Hoosick Falls, NY October 27, 2011

“I am so happy with the raw cacao nibs. So many others were bitter or fermented, but Nuts Online's are fresh and pure tasting! I also love the mochi rice cakes. They are fresh and soft. Thanks so much!”

, Lincoln, CA October 27, 2011

“Just received my order. I can't believe how fast it arrived. Everything is fresh and delish! It's so nice to do business with a company that takes pride in their products.”

, Palm Harbor, Fl October 20, 2011

“I got my order of pumpkin seeds.. so very, very yummy!!!!
I also got Mochi Rice Cakes and they are awesome!!!
Thanks Guys!!!!”

, Tampa, Florida October 20, 2011

“totally what i expected! super fast shipping. You guys do a great job very responsible. Great Job! Thanks!”

, Brownsville, Texas October 14, 2011

“As & fabulous. Ollie (aka Mom) LOVED the banana peanut butter & the Mochi Rice I knew she would! Thanks for the ginger (love it!). You all ROCK!! April”

, Tewksbury, MA October 2, 2011

“Received everything in fine condition. Tasted some of the products and am very satisfied. The marshmallow coconut tasties are heaven sent. The Mochi Rice cakes are great too. Thanks”

, Sanford, Florida September 9, 2011

“Sometimes I don't always feel like eating japanese mochi with the filling inside. This is perfect for those times. These little things are delicious, chewy and sweet. I was worried they would melt into a big glob since the weather has been extremely hot lately, but they didn't! ”

, San Marcos, CA August 26, 2011

“Very happy with this purchase. Everything I've tried so far has been great and I really appreciate the sample sizes you offer. I had never had mochi rice cakes before but bough a sample pack on a whim and I'm glad I did. I will definitely add a full pack to my next order!


, Johnstown, PA August 20, 2011

“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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