Mochi is a traditional Japanese sweet, made by shaping glutinous rice into a shape with fruit or chocolate. Sometimes they are filled with ice-cream or red bean azuki paste. Often eaten to celebrate the New Year, Oshiruko is a sweet soup that contains mochi. Mochi is a choking hazard for small children, old people and those with swallowing difficulties, due to the stickiness of the rice, so avoid for these circumstances. Keep chocolate away from pets.
Vegan Chocolate Mochi (Full of Plants) has a soft stretchy dough, that hides a creamy rich chocolate filling. Gluten-free, this is a nice sweet snack.
Snow Skin Mochi Mooncake (Refreshing Bites) are made with coconut and almond milk, and naturally sweetened with date sugar and maple syrup.
White Bean Mochi Mooncakes (Refreshing Bites) are a great way to up your protein and calcium intake. Use white beans of your choice (navy or butter beans), just be sure to use unsalted.
Where to Buy Vegan Mochi
Recycle any plastic packaging with household waste or at grocery bag recycling bins.
Budget supermarket Aldi (UK) now sells vegan mochi. It’s a premium sorbet, wrapped in sweet rice dough.
My Mochi (US) is a brand of vegan mochi, made with oat milk. It’s sold in 4 flavours (strawberry, salted caramel, Neapolitan and chocolate). There is no ingredients list on the website, so check for palm oil etc on buying.
Oatchi is Hong Kong’s first oat-milk-based vegan mochi.