M - Asia - Ice Cream

Mochi Ice Cream Balls

Lotte

Taste: 2

Texture: 1.5

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

August 9 2009

I saw these strange little treats in the freezer section next to some Popsicles. My problem with knowing for sure what they are is I don’t read the language. You may be asking yourself why I didn’t go for the safe Popsicles next to it and to that I ask you to read my other reviews.

OK on a scale of 1 to 10 for strange these get a 14 or 15. What they hell is going on here! The best way I can describe these to you might take a while so buckle in. First of all the simple. It appears to be filled with Ice Cream, vanilla I think.

What’s happening around that is where the fun begins. I think the ice cream might be covered in Mochi. Mochi is pounded sticky rice often found in Japanese snack isles. It could also be a raw dumpling dough as well but my guess is Mochi. The Mochi seems to be mixed with some kind of red bean paste adding to the mystery of this snack. Finally it appears to be covered in a brown powder, which I would guess is cinnamon based off the taste.

This treat is strange, there’s no doubt about it. I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody (at least from North America) unless you where interested in adventure. It actually tastes pretty good, the cinnamon is particularly nice, but the texture is very strange and may take a few bites to get used to.