Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Mochi Ice Cream Finally Available in the U.S.


Last September, we griped about yet another Japanese-exclusive treat we desperately wished we could wrap our tastebuds around: Cookies and Cream ice cream mochi. Well folks, it seems the food industry gods have actually answered our prayers. Grocery store brand Mikawaya has just announced a line-up of five new flavors of mochi ice cream, including Black Sesame, Matcha Green Tea, Plum Wine, Mint Chocolate Chip, and yes, Cookies & *freaking* Cream.

Available in stores like Trader Joe’s and Albertson’s, the Mikawaya line now features 12 flavors of the starchy, sticky Japanese treat, available in packs of six in the freezer section.

“Cookies and Cream, and Mint Chip are two of the top six flavors worldwide,” Mikawaya’s President Joel Friedman said in a press release, “And given the truly authentic traditional Asian nature of Plum Wine, Matcha Green Tea and Black Sesame, we felt they were perfect additions to our lineup.”


The Mikawaya online store doesn’t seem to be updated just yet, but when it is, online customers can also download a coupon for .75 cents off and receive a free Mikawaya mochi t-shirt with purchase.

Fast Food

McDonalds Singapore to Offer Black Sesame McFlurry


McDonalds is fusing traditional asian flavors with american desserts once again, this time by adding a Black Sesame McFlurry to their menu. The new McFlurry is sure to taste significantly better than it’s rotting fruit counterpart, aka the Durian Crunch McFlurry, as black sesame is known for it’s nutty flavor and not for smelling like something died. No offense durians.

Available for a limited time the new dessert is composed up of vanilla soft serve mixed with black sesame and topped with crunchy cereal. The dessert sells for $2.80 SG ($2.25 USD) and is exclusively available at dessert kiosks in Singapore.

U.S. based black sesame lovers can recreate this sweet treat themselves at their local Yogurtland where the chain is offering Black Sesame Vanilla as part of their menu. Might we suggest using some Cap’n Crunch as a substitute for the crunchy cereal?

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