I have to admit, I haven’t tasted much mochi in my life. Most varieties contain dairy, making them off limits. So I was intrigued when I learned about My/Mo Dairy-Free Mochi. I expected it to have a coconut filling, but it actually has a cashew ice cream center.
Tasting Notes for My/Mo Dairy-Free Mochi
The chewy, sweet shell of mochi is a fun experience! It becomes a bit tricky to eat as it melts (a consequence of taking photos first), but it was still tasty. We sampled two flavors …
I expected this to be my hands down favorite – I’m definitely a vanilla girl. The frozen dessert center was initially quite creamy, but it had a slightly watery finish. The vanilla flavor was pleasant, but it didn’t wow with that warm, sweet, earthiness that I adore. Overall, it was fulfilling, tasty, and indulgent. I just wanted a little more oomph.
Frozen Dessert Ingredients – cashew milk (water, cashews, canola oil), sugar, natural vanilla flavor, natural flavors, stabilizer (gum acacia, guar gum, locust bean gum), sea salt.
Mochi Dough Ingredients – sugar, water, sweet rice flour, corn syrup, corn starch. Contains cashews. Processed in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.
Somehow the strawberry ice cream seemed creamier than the vanilla and it had an amazing bright, fresh strawberry flavor. In fact, it was bursting with fruitiness! I would recommend these bites to anyone, dairy-free or not.
Frozen Dessert Ingredients – cashew milk (water, cashews, canola oil), sugar, strawberry puree (sugar, strawberries, water, natural flavor, salt), natural strawberry flavor, natural flavors, stabilizer (gum acacia, guar gum, locust bean gum), citric acid, sea salt, beet juice concentrate, malic acid.
Mochi Dough Ingredients – sugar, water, sweet rice flour, corn syrup, corn starch, beet juice concentrate, citric acid. Contains cashews. Processed in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.
The Facts on My/Mo Dairy-Free Mochi
Price: $6.99 per 6-pack of dairy-free mochi.
Availability: My/Mo Dairy-Free Mochi can be found in the freezer section at select grocers in the U.S. (it started rolling out in April, 2018). It can also be purchased via Amazon.
Certifications: My/Mo Dairy-Free Mochi is Certified Kosher-D. The “D” in this case appears to be for manufacturing processes, not ingredients. However, dairy isn’t listed in their “processed in a facility” note. This is rather confusing. See our kosher labeling guide for a better understanding of kosher symbols, but contact the company if the potential of trace dairy cross-contamination is a concern for you.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, My/Mo Dairy-Free Mochi is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product.
For More Product Information: Visit the My/Mo website at www.mymomochi.com.