SOL #25: Mochi in My Tummy

slice-of-life_individualYet 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…

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4 thoughts on “SOL #25: Mochi in My Tummy”

  1. Thanks for introducing me to mochi. Never heard of it before but I will try it. You must tell us how the strawberry fares among the other flavors.

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  2. Lucky for me, I have a Whole Foods not far from my school. This sounds like exactly what I have been needing for my tiny sweet tooth after dinner. Great tip! Can’t wait!

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  3. Weird!!! I’m not even sure if I’m saying it right in my head…and I’ve never actually heard of anyone I know eating Jackfruit, besides our one student.
    You have such strange eating habits and I’m glad you’re sharing them with me…and with the world! 😛

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  4. I can honestly say that I’ve never heard of jackfruit or mochi. Since we live in a smaller community, we don’t have larger food stores and they don’t always bring in new items. Interesting food! Thanks for sharing

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