Peanut Butter Mochi

Brand: Foodland

Cost: $7.99

Found at: Foodland

At last, my two great loves meet. 

Peanut butter and mochi. Peanut butter in mochi.  It’s the fusion cuisine that I never knew that I needed in my life. This is it. I have peaked. I can die now. I’m not crying, you’re crying. 

This mochi is absolutely a fan favorite. I have passed it around on hikes and set it out at parties and it is consistently fawned over by folks that are usually quite shy of new or exotic food. The sweet, starchy mochi blends perfectly with the salty, crunchy peanut butter filling, in an experience that is both fun and familiar. I’m sure non-Americans would be completely horrified by the amount of straight peanut butter this snack contains, but as a red-blooded American raised on Jiffy’s finest, it’s exactly to my taste.

That said, $8 for 6 mochi (STORE BRAND mochi at that) is borderline extortionary. This may be Hawaii (where food is notoriously expensive), and it may be one of the best things I’ve eaten in my life, but at the end of the day: it’s still just rice flour, water, and peanut butter. So, this is best left for an occasional splurge rather than a go-to staple. 

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