Made in Hawaii Foods Mochi – Honolulu, HI

I need to get back into the swing of things!  I’ll try to get some posts up and running tonight.  I am however going to make mochi tonight too!  I’ve made mochi before but it has always been the basics.  Butter Mochi…Coconut Custard Mochi, Chi Chi Dango, etc.  If I am ever in a mochi shop, I am always drawn to flavors that aren’t found elsewhere.  Well this is the perfect time to share the mochi I tried last week!  I scored a parking spot at Made in Hawaii Foods and bought their variety pack – it was marked off 25%.  LOL, I am Chinese after all.  This set included their Fresh Strawberry Mochi with azuki, chocolate truffle and Lilikoi (!!!) Cheesecake Mochi.  Let’s take a look…

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From left to right, Chocolate Truffle, Lilikoi Cheesecake and Fresh Strawberry Mochi.

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Here is the chocolate truffle mochi.  I am not a fan of chocolate truffle…so I did not enjoy this.  But if you do like chocolate truffle, you will like this.  My co-worker and I ranked this flavor last.

131007-03Lilikoi Cheesecake.  I am disappointed to report that I was not a fan.  I think the cream cheese is much too strong and just doesn’t go with the mochi.  I would have enjoyed a straight lilikoi filling.

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My favorite of the day!  This was a very good mochi and what really helped was that the strawberry was sweet.  I think having a good strawberry in your mochi makes a big difference.  I’ve tried the fresh strawberry mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen and I actually prefer this one from Made in Hawaii.  Yikes, don’t get too mad at me!  

If you have a chance, give Made in Hawaii Foods a visit.  The mochi is on the pricier side but I think mochi is a delicacy so it’s worth the money, especially if it’s well made.  I’m excited to make my mochi tonight, I hope it turns out well!  I will share pictures whether good or bad.  🙂

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