Mochi Puffs are some of our most popular products and it’s easy to see why. These cloud-like puffs are a fun and innovative twist on traditional Japanese mochi, which are rice cakes that can be flavored, shaped, and decorated in various ways. Mochi Puffs are made with a secret process that transforms mochigome, or mochi rice, into a crisp and airy snack, instead of the sticky rice cakes many know and love. Mochi Puffs are delicious, addictive, and they come in so many different flavors! Here are our thoughts on all the flavors we’ve tried to date.
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kinako
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Kinako are light, crisp puffs dusted with kinako powder, which is made from roasted soybeans. Peanut butter lovers rejoice! While these puffs don’t have peanut butter in them, they are nutty, sweet, and have a delicate texture that melts in your mouth. These Mochi Puffs offer a unique yet familiar flavor in a fun-to-eat form!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako has a similar flavor profile thanks to the nuttiness of the kinako powder. However, these also feature a coating of brown sugar syrup and cocoa powder, giving them a bit more sweetness and a one-of-a-kind flavor profile. Of course, these also melt in your mouth and are just as hard to stop eating!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Cheese
If cheese puffs were your snack of choice as a kid, Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Cheese is your new favorite Japanese snack! The cheesy flavor comes from real cheese from Hokkaido, which is Japan’s premier dairy region. Made with real, quality ingredients, these puffs are like a more refined cheese puff with a wonderful airy texture that melts in your mouth and a delicate cheesy flavor with just the right amount of saltiness. Say goodbye to neon orange fingers and hello to Hokkaido Cheese Mochi Puffs!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Strawberry Daifuku Mochi (Winter Seasonal)
Inspired by strawberry daifuku, a traditional Japanese sweet that features a whole strawberry surrounded by red bean paste and mochi, Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Strawberry Daifuku Mochi are a seasonal flavor only available in winter. The light pink and red speckled puffs resemble strawberries, and offer a good visual of all the delicious flavor that is packed inside. The combination of strawberry and red bean paste is perfection, and it gives these Japanese sweets a unique and complex flavor. These puffs are delicious, fruity, and sweet!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Milk
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Milk are pure white, resembling cute little snowballs. These puffs even melt in your mouth like real snow would! They have a Hokkaido milk coating that is creamy, sweet, and perfectly balanced. Hokkaido milk is some of the best milk from Japan, known for being exceptionally creamy and rich, and this makes for a luxurious Mochi Puff!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Amazake (Winter Seasonal)
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Amazke are a seasonal flavor of Mochi Puffs only available in winter. They are flavored with amazake, a traditional Japanese drink made with sweet fermented rice. Like the drink, these puffs start off with a nice sweet flavor and then finish with a bit of kick from the ginger that balances them out perfectly! If you want to experience amazake in a delicious, light and crispy form, these Mochi Puffs are the way to go!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Anno Imo Sweet Potato (Fall Seasonal)
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Anno Imo Sweet Potato captures the flavors of a sweet potato in a delicious little puff! With sweet brown sugar and a warm buttery flavor, these seasonal Mochi Puffs are the perfect fall snack. These bite-sized Japanese snacks are sweet and savory like a real sweet potato and just as comforting. They are only available in the fall, so be sure to enjoy them while you can!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Sakura Shrimp (Spring Seasonal)
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Sakura Shrimp are another delicious seasonal variety of Mochi Puff that is only available in the spring. Sakuraebi, or sakura shrimp, are named for their pink color that resembles the Japanese cherry blossoms. These special shrimp are harvested only twice a year, once in spring and once in fall. These Mochi Puffs have a savory and buttery shrimp flavor, and an airy, melt-in-your-mouth texture that makes them too good to stop eating!
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Setouchi Lemon (Summer Seasonal)
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Setouchi Lemon are a seasonal flavor of Mochi Puff only available in the summer. They are flavored with Setouchi lemons grown in the Seto Inland Sea region of Japan, which is famous for citrus production. These lemons are a unique variety known for being sweeter than most lemons, and the result is a delicious Mochi Puff with a bright and sweet lemon flavor and just a hint of salt. If you love citrus, these are the perfect Mochi Puffs for you!
Whether you prefer something sweet, savory, nutty, or fruity, there really is a Mochi Puff variety for everyone! The delicious flavors and unique texture of Mochi Puffs make them a truly addictive snack. If you want to experience mochi in a totally new way, make sure to try out our large selection of Mochi Puffs.
We can’t wait to see what other amazing flavors Echigo Seika will make in the future. What flavors would you like to see?