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Mochi Choco

Royal Family Food CO LTD

Taste: 3.5

Texture: 2

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

January 17 2009

Now this isn’t the first time I’ve ever eaten Mochi in my life. For those that are unfamiliar Mochi is pounded sticky rice formed into a ball. I had the opportunity to try it several years ago and I can honestly say it was kind of gross. It did seem like the type of treat that might grow on me in time, but at first bite I didn’t like it at all.

So why in the world would I want to try Mochi Choco? Well I like chocolate, and the sesame seed filling intrigued me. I guess I also figured I might as well try it again to grow into the taste a little more. And it just might have worked. I didn’t mind these nearly as much as I disliked the plain Mochi.

I’m not 100% sure however that the chocolate was completely necessary. The peanuts on the outside and the sesame filled centre was really very nice and would have done the job well on it’s own. The chocolate was so super waxy that it really only took away from nice nutty flavour. I was kind of disappointed with the quantity of sesame seeds in the middle as it took like two bites till I managed to get a mouthful. Maybe I should have popped the whole thing in my mouth at once.

So it wasn’t bad, and it was different than most snacks that you find around town. I still haven’t gotten over my Mochi hatred yet, but I’ll keep trying.