Japanese Mochi Ice Cream: Wholefoods Market (Lynnfield, MA)
As I was strolling down an isle at the Whole Foods Market to grab a quick dinner from the prepared foods section, I came across the display of Japanese Mochi Ice Cream. I couldn’t help myself but to stop and read more about it!
All the bright colors and flavors stood out to me! It was a self-serve display case. Each cost $1.99 or a 6 pack for $9.99. Because I had never had them before I thought I would give two different flavors a try! I did think to myself though, how on earth could it be BAD? Its ice cream, after all! I was right! So yummy!
After a tough decision of going back and forth many times, I decided on trying the Vanilla Bean and the Kona Coffee. Both rich and flavorful! After those I was a bit upset I didn’t go ahead and get the 6 pack!!
I would say the most interesting part of Mochi Ice Cream is the texture. Japanese Mochi is a pounded sticky rice. Mochi Ice Cream is a confection of numerous flavors of ice cream with a thin layer of a Mochi shell. Wow! Not being used to this, I used my spoon to scoop up my first bite and felt a bouncy like, tight texture. Once it opened up, it was a smooth, cold, rich Vanilla Bean flavor! Something unique I will for sure be going back to try again. Maybe this time a new flavor with some old mixed in! 6 pack or more?? Even though it’s hard to not grab a bunch, it does become a nice way to control your portion intake of ice cream, thinking of each ball as a scoop of ice cream in a bowl! One or two scoops (if you are being good), if not, go all out and get 6 scoops, or save a few in the freezer for later!!