Thursday, July 12, 2018

my/mo mochi

I like desserts.  I like frozen desserts.  I like ice cream.  I like mochi.  I like mochi ice cream.  I was excited to try mochi ice cream from my/mo.
"Pinch it. Poke it. Squeeze it. Stack ‘em. Roll one to a friend. Sink your teeth in. Wipe the powder from your lips. Feel the sensation changing with every bite. It’s sweet and cool and gooey and great. It’s creamy meets chewy, silky meets soft, delightful meets delectable. It’s a riddle only a tongue can unravel. It’s luscious ice cream wrapped up inside deliciously squishy mochi dough. It’s My/Mo."
my/mo makes basically one product: mochi ice cream.  They offer a slew of flavors, including vegan options.  They are

But ... I didn't like my/mo mochi ice cream.

To be fair, the ice cream was decent, but one essential element, the mochi, just, wasn't.
The mochi ice cream comes in boxes of 6.
Green Tea Mochi Tray.
Inside each box is a tray of mochi, not individually wrapped, so, once you open the box, you should eat them all or they'll dry out.
Green Tea Mochi.
"Green Tea My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is an invitation to exotic. Velvety green tea ice cream inside wrapped in masterfully crafted mochi dough."

I started with the green tea mochi, as it is my top choice of flavor they make.

I took one bite and withdrew.  Uh, what?  The texture of the mochi wrapper was quite unlike any mochi I've had before, and, not in a good way.
Green Tea Mochi: Inside.
It was ... grainy.  Mealy.  Icy.  Awful.

The green tea ice cream inside was ok, good green tea flavor actually, but wow, that mochi was just horrible.

We all removed it, and just ate the ice cream center.  The green tea ice cream was enjoyable.
Ripe Strawberry.
"Made with real fruit, and bursting with sweet bits of strawberry love. Premium strawberry ice cream is wrapped in a pillowy layer of chewy mochi dough."

I don't like strawberry ice cream in general, but, thinking that perhaps the other box had just been ruined, I tried the strawberry when a friend offered.

It was exactly the same.  Super strange grainy wrapper.  Horrible.  The ice cream inside was nicely creamy, and fairly generic strawberry flavored, so not my thing.
Vanilla Bean.
"Vanilla Bean My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is made using real vanilla beans, creating a new kind of yum in a snack. Classic, premium vanilla ice cream surrounded by melt-in-your-mouth mochi dough. My/Mo vanilla bean – it’s not for the vanilla at heart."

The first two varieties we tried came from a single trip to Whole Foods.  Still thinking that perhaps something had just gone wrong at Whole Foods in their freezers, or maybe in my own when we stored them at home, I tried another flavor, just simple vanilla, when a friend had it at their house.

And it was different this time.  The mochi was not all icy and grainy.  But instead it was just strangely soft and gummy.  Differently bad.  But still bad.

The vanilla bean ice cream inside was fine, with specs of vanilla bean, but just fairly generic vanilla ice cream.
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