10 Best Japanese Mochi Snacks in 2024

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The Appeal of Japanese Mochi

Mochi is a traditional Japanese food made by steaming and pounding glutinous rice. It is soft and sticky, with a unique texture and a simple but deep flavor. In Japan, it is customary to eat mochi at various celebrations and events, including New Year’s Day, and it is enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as ozoni, soybean flour mochi, and ankoromochi. Mochi is very sticky and soft, so care should be taken as it can easily get stuck in the throat. Especially for small children and the elderly, be sure to eat it in a safe manner by cutting it into small pieces, chewing it well, and eating it while drinking plenty of water.


Product nameKinako-mochi

Kinako-mochi is a popular flavor product of Chirole Chocolate, one of Japan’s most popular candy bars. Sold at an affordable price point, the Chi-roll Chocolate is a chocolate candy that fits in a child’s hand, and has been a big hit for more than 60 years. Among them, Kinako Mochi, released in 2003, is so popular that approximately 17 million units were sold in a five-month period. The gummy texture of the Japanese soul food “Mochi” is encased in kinako-flavored chocolate, and when you put it in your mouth, you feel as if you are eating a real kinako mochi. The individually wrapped packages are perfect for sharing with others or for snack time.

Fluffy Meijin Kinako Mochi

Product nameFluffy Meijin Kinako Mochi

Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi is a soft and fluffy kinako-flavored “okaki” rice snack. This product is special and unique among conventional rice confectionery “okaki,” and allows you to enjoy its unique fluffy texture and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Kinako (soybean flour) is a standard flavor of mochi in Japan. This one is made with the finest ingredients, using Hokkaido soybeans and wasanbon sugar to create a light, aromatic kinako that combines with the light texture of the rice cake to create an elegant and gentle taste. The gentle sweetness is perfect for snack time, and the new texture is sure to spark conversation.

Mochi Truffle Ganache

Product nameMochi Truffle Ganache

Mochi Truffle Ganache is a chocolate confection consisting of a chocolate ganache with cream wrapped in rice cake and covered with cocoa. The entire product contains 0.46 g of alcohol. The surprising combination of chocolate and mochi (rice cake) is very popular, and the truffle with its sticky texture and the bitterness of cocoa can be easily tasted. The ganache inside also has a strong cocoa flavor, and the luxurious texture will fill your mouth with a pleasant sensation. It is perfect for tea time with friends or as a little treat for yourself.

Chewy texture Warabimochi Cookie

Product nameChewy texture Warabimochi Cookie

Chewy texture Warabimochi Cookie are kinako-flavored cookies wrapped in mochi (sticky rice flour). Warabimochi is a soft and smooth Japanese confectionery made from warabi flour, and has been popular in Japan since ancient times. The soft and moist texture of the kinako-flavored cookie wraps around the warabimochi, creating a surprising new texture. When you bite into a piece, you can smell the subtle aroma of molasses and the salt that is added to the cookie adds a nice accent, creating an addictive taste that will keep you coming back for more. The cookies are individually wrapped, so they are perfect for sharing with friends and colleagues, or for snack time.

skewered dumplings

Product nameskewered dumplings

Kushidango (skewered dumplings) are one of Japan’s most popular mochi sweets. Mochi is a typical Japanese soul food, and there are several types of rice used as ingredients, each with its own way of eating. In this case, Uruchi rice is ground into a powder, mixed with water and sugar, then skewered and formed into a shape. It is then steamed and sometimes lightly grilled to finish. The use of Uruchi-rice makes the dough more crispy than traditional mochi. The “tare” is a sweet sauce based on soy sauce that thickens and goes well with the dango, while the “an” is a paste of red beans and sugar that is boiled down to a soft sweetness on top of the dango, giving it a gentle sweetness that is a breath of fresh air. Sanshoku” are pink, white, and green dumplings, and are often eaten as a spring tradition. The dumplings on the skewers are a popular way to enjoy mochi without getting your hands dirty, and are usually enjoyed with a cup of green tea when you are feeling hungry.


Product nameWarabimochi

Warabi Mochi is a cold rice cake confection made of bracken flour, tapioca, and sugar, combined with sugared soybean flour. It is one of Japan’s national desserts, with more than 150 million pieces eaten annually. It is different from traditional mochi in appearance, and is eaten cold with a clear and plump texture. This texture is derived from tapioca, which is made by cooking the straw dough and then cooling it in cold water. The chilled style of eating mochi is also a rare way to eat mochi, and is a popular summer tradition. The gently sweet, plump dough and the savory soybean flour taste are addictive. Sprinkle a little water, loosen the strawbimochi, pour kinako (soybean flour) over it, and taste it with a bamboo pick. Please try this strawbimochi and feel the summer of Japan.

Butter Mochi

Product nameButter Mochi

Butter Mochi is a “rice cracker” rice snack with a rich buttery flavor. The soft and smooth rice cracker made from Uruchi rice is covered with a powder made from domestic fermented butter and honey to give it an elegant and luxurious taste. The crispy texture makes it easy to eat for everyone from children to the elderly, and the mild sweetness and a hint of salt add a lingering taste. The packaging is eye-catching bright yellow and cute, and the individual packages inside are also one of the most notable features, with a cow design drawn on the inside, inspired by the image of butter. Since they are individually wrapped, they can be enjoyed as a snack with friends, during a break at work, or shared with parents and children.

Ginza Fruit Daifuku

Product nameGinza Fruit Daifuku

Ginza Fruit Daifuku is a rice cake confection made with seasonal fruits wrapped in Daifuku. The fruit daifuku is made by Sembikiya, a fruit parlor established in 1894, and is made with gently sweetened cream and fluffy rice cake. You can enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth texture, and there are 8 pieces of fruit inside: 2 each of strawberries, white peaches, blueberries, and pineapples. In addition to the deliciousness of the fruit, the novelty of wrapping the Daifuku with Western cream has made it very popular. It is a recommended mochi cake to be given as a gift to a special person or to be eaten at a special moment.


Product nameMikan-mochi(orange-mochi)

Mikan-mochi is a rice cake confectionary flavored with orange. Mikan-mochi is made by a rice cake maker in Ehime Prefecture, using mandarin orange juice and orange peels as ingredients, which are kneaded into the rice cake. The use of orange flavor as a mochi flavor is rare, making it a unique and special product. The use of glutinous rice flour gives the rice cake a soft, sticky texture, and the bite-size rice cake is easy to eat, filling the mouth with the flavor of citrus fruits. The “Mikyan,” Ehime Prefecture’s popular character, is printed not only on the outer bag but also on the individual packages, giving them a cute appearance that is sure to catch the eye.The individually wrapped packages are easy to share and are sure to spark conversation among everyone from children to adults.

Kusa Daifuku(rice cake stuffed with bean jam)

Product nameKusa Daifuku(rice cake stuffed with bean jam)

Kusa Daifuku is one of Japan’s most popular rice cake sweets. Daifuku is one of the traditional Japanese rice cake sweets. It is made of rice flour and sweetened azuki beans, which give it a sticky texture. Kusa Daifuku has a unique dough, kneaded with a plant called “yomogi” (mugwort), which gives it a characteristic grassy aroma that lingers in the nose. The standard way to eat Daifuku is to hold it directly in your hand and bite into it, and when you boldly put it in your mouth, you will be captivated by the taste of the soft mochi dough and homemade sweet bean paste. Since Daifuku is sold in bulk, why don’t you pick one up while thinking of your friends and family?

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