I’m glad I discovered this now. But what took me so long to notice or even try Mochi ice cream.
To be late to the party is ok, I did show up. I have friends that raved about this decadent dessert for a number of years (or so they told me), and it either never registered, or it just didn’t register.
It didn’t resonate. And I’m all about trying new foods, new beverages, and new anything. This is what life is all about. A always joyful and welcome drive to Trader Joe’s (I may have written about them once or twice…) means sampling some new food and drink (the free sample area used to be called the Tasting Oasis, yay free samples!), and of course purchasing so many of their great items, usually brand exclusive to them.
Then there’s the Buono Group, which I had also never heard of until a few days ago. I thought for sure they were exclusive to TJ’s (find one near you), but if you do a search (couldn’t find on their site), there in more stores than just the one. It’ll always be at where I found it to me, along with this incredible aftertaste that’s still with me after a few hours later.
Strawberry and Matcha Green Tea were the flavors available and I was happy to grab both…
All the info is presented to you in the pictures above, so there’s no need to me to go on an elaborate diatribe about the texture and depth of Mochi Ice. I love so much about this. What a great dessert idea, and in a world of unlimited ideas and creations, this is well done on so many levels.
Both are Gluten, Dairy, and Soy Free. Vegan, no trans fats, and made with coconut milk. If I ate both of these without knowing that, I wouldn’t notice the difference, aside from a lighter and healthier feeling, so maybe.
But I loved these both so much. The strawberry tastes exactly how you would want it to, and it’s lower on calories and all the bad stuff that there’s no guilt and only pleasure in eating this. Not that you should ever feel bad about eating something that makes you feel good, as long as it’s done in a fashion that makes you feel good.
The matcha as always is an acquired taste. There’s a sweeter element to this that takes that (to some) rough green tea taste and makes it all the more merrier.
Speaking of merrier, the packaging and pictures will charm anyone. I find these images adorable. Everything about this is fun, and it’s the big and little things that always make a an experience that much more memorable. It separates the meals from the out of this world experiences. This one leans towards the latter for me. There’s a first time for everything and I’m grateful this was my first encounter with Mochi Ice Cream.
Of course while we’re in the summer, this is something for now. Yet it’s something for any time. This is it to be enjoyed, be entertained by, and appreciated.
It’s all in the same of good food, good times, and feeling good.
This was fun.
Peace Be With You.