While people might not commonly associate grocery stores with unique international foods—especially supremely on-trend ones—they should, because a popular Japanese dessert now has its very own self-serve station.
At Whole Foods in Oakville.
And while the self-serve mochi bars are new to Canada, they’ve been active in the U.S. for some time.
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For those who are unaware, mochi ice cream is, to use Whole Foods’ description, a popular Japanese-American dessert comprised of bite-sized ice cream balls enveloped in sweet rice dough.
The grocery store’s flavours include chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and caramel (those are listed in order of our preference).
And even more amazing news: it’s vegan.
Each ball costs more than $2; six mochi balls go for $12.99, excluding tax.
While mochi isn’t quite as rare as it once was, it’s still slightly harder to find—especially in the average grocery store.
If you’re on the go with a thirst for mochi, you can also find it at Square One’s Tsujiri location or Sugar Marmalade on Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. in Mississauga.
The self-serve aspect in this case, however, is a little different — and a lot of fun.
Do you like self-serve mochi better than regular ice cream or gelato?