Yet another trip to the store and another slice to reflect on…FOOD.
Today I took a trip to Whole Foods.
I very rarely make my way to Whole Foods, but I have been in search of jackfruit, which I cannot seem to find anywhere! I thought I would be in luck, since Whole Foods has all kinds of unusual healthy food items, but no such luck.
With a jackfruit defeat, I opted for their new mochi bar, which I saw advertised at the entrance…score!
I headed over to the bakery section to find the mochi bar. It is a self-serve bar, filled with a variety of mochi flavors. I decided to try 3 of the flavors, including matcha green tea, mango, and strawberry.
“What is mochi?”, you may ask. Well, I learned today that it is a Japanese dessert made with sweet rice dough and ice cream! Soft in texture on the outside, but ice cream on the inside-yes, ice cream! The ice cream part definitely sold me.
I first took a bite into the matcha green tea mochi. Matcha green tea is awesome.
Initial thought: The outside is super squishy and gummy, but also powdery on the outside because of the powdered sugar. Weird texture at first, but I liked it regardless.
After biting into the rice dough, there was a burst of green tea flavor! Soft, creamy ice cream in the center goes well with the rice dough. I was pleasantly surprised!
I had to try another. Mango was even better than the green tea mochi, honestly. Still have yet to try the strawberry, but I predict it will be just as delicious.
Mochi bar for the win!
Maybe one day I will get lucky and find the jackfruit I was initially searching for…