The uniquely tasting, hard to describe, not hard not soft, feel weird in your mouth candies are back! And the surprisingly sweet taste of the red bean will entertain your mouth as it tries to decide exactly what a mocha ball is.
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NUTRITION FACTS Serving Size: 3.53 oz (100 g) Servings per Container: 3 Net wt. 10.5 oz (300 g)
INGREDIENTS Maltose, red bean paste, glutinous rice powder, sugar, potato powder, fd&c red #40, sorbic acid under 5/10000 sulphite.
Product of Taiwan
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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I'd like to begin by saying that I was completely unable to finish this product. After at least 4 attempts to give the confection a fair chance I regrettably had to make the decision to throw the rest of the bag away. This is not the first time I have eaten mochi cakes (although it was a first for this flavor), so I already had an idea of what to expect in general. To begin with my initial thought was that due to the dark coloring of the paste inside these particular treats seemed to have patches in them that appeared rather...unappetizingly grey, in comparison to the depicted pink. Upon biting into one the taste of the outside was lightly sweet as described...and then unfortunately we come to the reason for my discarding of the bag. The center itself was absolutely intolerable; not even resembling red beans but more like that of a bitter black coffee. Although I wonder somewhat if this was perhaps a mistake of the individual bag, or even the brand, I have thoroughly been put off from trying red bean flavored mochi anytime again in the near future.
Saturday May 03 2014 06:18
I've had a mild and very weird flu bug a day before I got the box. (Nearly two weeks ago.) And this was the first thing I tried. Usually I have an iron stomach, but, thanks to the sick, I nearly vomited it back up. The texture set me off, and the flavor did as well. It was like very, very, VERY soft gum. It has the mild taste of rice, and a sweet, (Not very sweet if you're from America. I should know.) filling. I couldn't taste it at the time, though. I sheepishly told my mom I wasn't a fan, and slowly finished it with a bunch of water.
I napped for about 4 hours, and when I woke back up, felt much better, and I tried another one. The bag didn't last the next 3 hours. I ate almost all of them. I give them 5 stars. Even though I finished the bag last week, I've been craving them like a mad woman. Hopefully they'll be in stock soon, I don't think I can wait much longer.
Wednesday Feb 26 2014 23:40
the taste is good and sweet but the feeling of it is something you have to get use too
Monday Feb 10 2014 09:53
I really enjoyed these. The texture takes some getting used to if you don't know what to expect.
I had never tried these before - I will be honest, I initially tried one and was put off by the texture...but I found the taste to be very pleasant - I loved the sweet red bean paste in the center.
It has kind of a soft gummy texture. I don't know how to describe it besides not being what I expected it to be!
After trying the first one, I put them away, unsure if I would eat the rest. But later in the day, I found myself craving the taste of these sweets, so I ate another.
The second time I tried them, knowing what to expect of the texture, I really enjoyed them--they have become one of my favorite sweet snacks. This flavor and the Green Tea flavor are my two favorites.
They really are quite good and the taste is very pleasant to me--the texture just threw me at first, but after I knew what to expect of the texture, they grew on me quickly!
Friday Nov 08 2013 07:42
When I first got these I was so excited I bit into one right away with my older sister. The consistency was that of over-chewed gum...and it wasn't sweet at all like I had imagined. So determined on not giving up, I put the bag in the fridge and let them harden a little so they'd be more bearable. When I tried eating one again, I force fed 3/4ths of it (which isn't much considering the size) before throwing the rest away. It was just a let-down and disappointment, they remained in my fridge for weeks before I threw them away =/ I don't want to rid off rice cakes yet but this product was horrible. Maybe try a different brand?
Wednesday Feb 06 2013 23:03
What can I say about mochi? If you've never had it before you just have to try it at least 5 times to work how it tastes and feels through your senses. I really don't think we have anything that can be compared to it in the U.S so the above item description is about as good as your going to get. However, the red bean filling is not sweet at all. I had to bite it in half to make sure it really had filling in it. If you've never had something with red bean paste in it don't let this give you the wrong impression of it. This is not the best flavor they have. I've only other had the brown sugar which is sweeter and I intend to try all their flavors.
Sunday Jun 24 2012 08:51
"Surprisingly sweet" is an overstatement; I find the beans to be hardly sweet at all, resulting in a ball which tastes exactly like it sounds: rice filled with beans. The mochi texture is nice, but there are better flavors here.