Thursday, October 6, 2016

US Launch of Mochicream Ice

Fro-yo girl here. Mochicream is a Japanese dessert that’s basically mochi with different fillings often involving whipped cream and jam. Mochicream Mochi Cream Ice is a newer mochi product; the mochi has an ice cream filling.

Mochicream could only be purchased from J.sweets retail stores when it first reached the US. Since there are only four of these (in San Jose, Torrance, Costa Mesa and Irvine), this meant that the availability of Mochicream in the US was extremely limited. The mochi are made in Japan.

Recently I was shopping at Mitsuwa San Gabriel and I spotted Mochicream in the freezer. The Mochicream treats are now individually wrapped and 10 flavors are available (e.g., Chocobanana, Chocomint, Tiramisu, Matcha au Lait, etc. One Mochicream is $2.49. They had one yogurt flavor, blueberry yoghurt.

* Blueberry Yoghurt Mochicream: This was not the same as the blueberry yoghurt Mochicream I had a few years back (that one had whipped cream in the center, this one had blueberry jam). The thin glutinous rice shell is soft, sweet and chewy. The “ice” filling was creamy and the blueberry jam had an intense blueberry flavor. I didn’t taste the yogurt flavor but the mochi was very tasty. One mochi is 2.19 ozs and 170 calories.

Ingredients: Blueberry jam, sugar, cream, milk product powdered, glutinous rice, sweetened condensed milk, skim milk powder, polydextrose dextrin, powdered oil, gelatin, glucose, millet jelly, starch, salt, etc.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.
* MITSUWA: 515 W Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776

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