Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Have you had Mochi?

The summer of 2007 I ran in the San Francisco marathon.  In addition to falling in love with the city, I was introduced that summer to a new delicacy.  My friend Katie gave me a little ball of ice cream from Trader Joe's called mochi.  I've loved them ever since. 

Of course we don't have a Trader Joe's in Roanoke (insert mad face).  But whenever we have a chance out of town we always stop in.  When we went to Trader Joe's in Greenville, Pierce immediately said, "Mom, can we get some mochi?!"  Even though it had been a year since we went to Williamsburg, Pierce still remembered the mochi we got there.  Guess I'm not the only fan in my family.


In fact, Pierce is still complaining that we couldn't bring some home with us, but I didn't feel it would survive the long drive plus a detour through Asheville and the NC Arboretum. 

Readers, have you ever tried mochi?  If so, what's your favorite flavor?  I don't like the green tea, but I do love the others, and mango is probably my favorite. 

28 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've never tried it but if I ever find a Trader Joe's I certainly will!

andy said...

Sounds great !!! Have a wonderful day !!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We haven't tried it, but think my guys would love it.

Buttons said...

I have never heard of it Lisa:) B

Gloria said...

LOVE Mochi! My favorite is strawberry :) Thanks for reminding me about this Lisa - I haven't gotten it in so long so the boys have never tried it. I will definitely get some this weekend :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

No I sure haven't, but you know you have me on a mission to do so now!

Sally Crowe said...

I've never had it, and not seen in the stores. But, I'm an ice cream addict so it's probably a good thing. :)

xoxo

My Journey With Candida said...

I have never heard of nor tried Mochi!! I have tried Green Tea ice cream in a Japanese restaurant before though. Wonder if it is maybe the same thing.

Rose said...

Nope never had it! I see people blogging about stuff they bought from Trader Joe's ALL the time! And cool stuff that I would love to try out. Makes me sad that we don't have one here in Florida!

thanks for sharing!
Rose

Rose said...

I just looked and they actually do have Trader Joe's in Florida but all the locations are 4+ hours away from where I live. >:[ So I won't be going there after all. lol sigh.

mail4rosey said...

I've never tried it, and I've never even seen a Trader Joe's, but I read about it a lot on blogs, so if I see one I'm stopping in. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I've never tried a mochi, but they look good. Anything mango flavored has to be good! I've never been to a Trader Joe's either, but I keep reading about them. If there aren't any in Roanoke, I know there aren't any in Lynchburg.

Chatty Crone said...

I will have to look for it.

Ginny said...

LOVING this post!!!!!! Because we have a new Trader Joe's in Charlottesville, and every time I go, I pick these up and look. But I have never bought any. For one thing, do you think they would be alright in a cooler with ice bags on the half hour trip home?? They are so small I am afraid they may melt. Because now I really want to try them! Are they dipped in chocolate, the box really does not say much about them.

Betsy Adams said...

Never heard of it--or tried it. I'll have to look for it sometime... Sounds good. I love ANYTHING mango!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Out on the prairie said...

Have a Joes close ,will give it a try.

Marissa said...

I've never heard of it, but anything with the name 'ice cream' sounds good to me! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Looks good, no I have not had it

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Nope, never even heard of it! When we lived in St. Louis we went to Trader Joe's all the time, but that was several years ago.

Claire Justine said...

They look good :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Never heard of it and never tried it...but I do love Trader Joes!!!! Hope that counts for something!!!...:)JP

Michaele said...

Never heard of this (enter sad face here). I will look for it!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well I am going to Trader Joe's this week so I will get some in your honor! I've never tried them. I just put them on my list....

Michelle said...

I've never heard of it. But, now you have me intrigued.

Jori said...

Oh wow! These look delish. Trader Joe's in one of the few things I miss from Vegas. There is one in Kansas City, I will have to try these next time we are up there.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I heard a rumor that Trader Joe's is coming to Baton Rouge. I sure hope it's true. These look wonderful.

Valerie said...

I'm curious now! It looks good! We don't have a Trader Joe's either. The town tried a few years ago, but Trader Joe's turned us down-said we didn't have the right demographics to support one. I guess TJ's didn't know how much I like ice cream;)

alissa apel said...

I've never tried it. But now I want to.