Mochi Rice Cakes

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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Historical Reference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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“My Mochi balls were great. I had a hard time finding then and Nuts Online had them and they were fresh! Yum!”

, el paso, tx May 29, 2011

“I purchased these because I have never had them before and i'm one to always try something new. My oldest daughter has had them before- she prefers the peach flavored ones that are rolled in sesame seeds (she's had them in Japanese club). My youngest daughter and laughed because of the texture- but actually, they were pretty good! Browsing the site to see what our next experimental treat will be!”

, Detroit, Michigan May 18, 2011

“Wow, super fast shipping and fresh and soft Mochi ball melting in my month. Thanks nuts online !”

, Ny, Ny May 13, 2011

“Back at ya!
got my order today as promised, and couldn't wait to open some!! now i am thinking of my next order!. so much stuff, cant wait to reorder. Thanks”

, medina, ohio May 4, 2011

“I can't believe I got my package the day after I ordered! Super fast guys! I tore apart the box and into my goodies even faster. Everything was so delicious. The granola was perfect and the mochi is so interesting. I'm glad I got a sample of it to try. Thanks for the figs, they are yummy as well! Will be ordering again soon...very soon. =)”

, Woodbridge, NJ April 20, 2011

“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.
A friend of mine turned me on to this site after allowing me to taste some of the great goods she received. We both are so impressed by the great product and great customer service (which is so hard to come by now a days). Thank you for doing such a great job!!! I will definitely be back!!!”

, Charlotte, NC April 20, 2011

“So far, so good! Placing my order was easy--my shipment arrived the next day! Wow! 'Liking it so far!! 'Will definitely recommend to my friends and family!”

April 8, 2011

“SUPER-fast service! Can't believe I got my order in one day and the treats were delicious. Will definitely be back---maybe for some Easter candy!”

, MA April 2, 2011

“I am definitely impressed with this site! I placed an order for 2 lbs of mochi on Monday. Within minutes I had a confirmation of my order and within an hour my order had been packaged and shipped. I received my order on time on Thursday and it was perfect! I have not had this good of customer service in a long time and will definitely buy more and recommend this site!”

, omaha, nebraska March 24, 2011

“Will definitely buy again! Great service and great deals on nutty treats!”

, GA March 18, 2011

“Tried the mochi. Great quality, fast shipping. Hilarious packaging. Bravo.”

, DULUTH, MN March 29, 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 under refrigeration for up to 6 months.

Country of Origin: Republic of 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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