AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 31, 2017) – Whole Foods Market is now offering mochi ice cream in some U.S. stores, including Wheaton, Illinois, Fremont, California, and its flagship store in Austin, Texas. The dessert is also available at all three 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores.
Mochi ice cream is a popular Japanese-American dessert made by covering bite-sized balls of ice cream with a sweet Japanese rice dough.
“We offer a variety of seasonally-driven mochi ice cream flavors in roughly half of our stores, and it’s been a successful program that we plan on expanding,” said Andy Sasser, coordinator of culinary operations at Whole Foods Market.
Individual mochi ice creams are available in self-serve cases and shoppers can choose from a variety of flavors, including chocolate, mango and matcha green tea. Prices may vary slightly from store to store, but are around $2 per mochi.