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Trending at Whole Foods Market: Mochi

mochi ice cream self serve bars

The Internet is freaking out over the rollout of Whole Foods Market’s new self-serve mochi bars, and we couldn’t be prouder. If you’re a mochi virgin, let us explain: Mochi ice cream is a trendy Japanese-American dessert made of bite-sized ice cream balls enveloped in sweet rice dough. Our flavors include Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Matcha Green Tea, Red Bean, Double Chocolate, Black Sesame, Kona Coffee, Mango and more. Prices vary, but are around $2 per treat.

The Buzz is Real

PopSugar said, “If you haven't bitten into a squishy, sweet, cold mochi, you're seriously missing out.” Agreed.

Food and Wine excitedly alerted readers, “Mochi bars are coming!”, saying “It’s hard to improve on plain ice cream, but wrapping it in soft, spongy mochi does the trick.”

Foodbeast called them “EPIC”, sharing a sweet, 35-second video and this etiquette tip: “Just try your hardest not to sample all the flavors and put them back half eaten. Don’t be that guy.” 

All over the nation, Whole Foods shoppers are declaring their love with happy faces and heart emojis:

@Lilmissly asked the big question: “Have I Ever Told You How Mochi I Love You?” 

@Kristensiciliano experienced joy on a Monday: “Whole Foods is my happy place” 

Even karate world champ Emma Teo (@Emmateo927) was knocked out by our mochi selection: “THIS is what I've been waiting for! #mochibar

@Jeffnjoeycq has serious mochi fomo: “My family went to Whole Foods and got Mochi at their Mochi bar! I'm so jealous”

Cool. So Where Can I Buy Mochi?

Right now a little more than half of our stores sell #mochi, but we’re working on expanding. Until then, hop in the car and pull up your GPS. Here’s a list of all the Whole Foods Market locations with self-serve bars. Find your store.

ARIZONA

Camelback | Chandler | Flagstaff | Oracle 2 | Paradise Valley | River Road | Scottsdale | Sedona | Speedway| Tempe

CALIFORNIA

365 by Whole Foods Market Silver Lake | Arroyo | Beverly Hills | Blossom Hill | Campbell | Capitola | Castro | Del Mar | Dublin | Fremont Mowry | Fresno | Hillcrest | Huntington Beach | Irvine | Jamboree | La Jolla | Laguna Niguel | Long Beach | Los Gatos | Monterey | Oxnard | Pacific Coast Highway | Palm Desert | Pasadena | Playa Vista | Porter Ranch | Potrero Hill | Redondo Beach | Redwood City | Roseville | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | San Ramon | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Santa Monica | SoMa | Stevens Creek | Superior | The Alameda | Thousand Oaks | Torrance | Valencia | Venice | West Los Angeles | Westwood | Wilshire Blvd  | Ygnacio Valley Road

COLORADO

Alpine Ideal | BelMar | Bradburn | Cherry Creek | Colfax | Colorado Blvd | Fort Collins | Frisco | Glendale | Governor’s Ranch | Highlands Ranch | Longmont | Pearl | Pikes Peak | Roaring Fork | South Glen | Tamarac | Washington Park

CONNECTICUT

Darien | Fairfield | West Hartford | Westport

FLORIDA

Altamonte Springs | Bayhill | Biscayne | Boca Raton | Carrollwood | Coral Gables | Coral Springs | Davie | Destin | Ft Lauderdale | Jacksonville | Miami | Naples | North Miami | Palm Beach Gardens | Pembroke Pines | Pinecrest | Pompano Beach | Sarasota | South Beach | Wellington | West Palm Beach | Winter Park North

HAWAII

Kahala Mall Oahu | Kailua Oahu | Maui Mall Maui

IDAHO

Boise

ILLINOIS

North Brook | Wheaton

KANSAS

Metcalf | Olathe | Overland Park | Wichita

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge | Broad Street | Lafayette | Mandeville | Veterans

MAINE

Portland

MASSACHUSETS

Andover | Bellingham | Dedham | Fresh Pond | Lynnfield | Melrose | Newtonville | River Street | South End | Symphony | Westford

MINNESOTA 

Edina | Downtown Minneapolis | St. Paul

NEVADA

Fort Apache |Henderson | Las Vegas Blvd | Reno | Tenaya

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bedford | North Nashua

NEW JERSEY

Edgewater | Middletown | Paramus | Ridgewood

NEW MEXICO

Academy | Indian School Plaza | Cerrillos | St. Francis

NEW YORK

Bowery | Lake Grove | White Plains

OREGON

365 By Whole Foods Market Lake Oswego | Bend | Bridgeport | Portland | Tanasbourne

PENNSYLVANIA

South Hills | South Street

RHODE ISLAND

Cranston

TEXAS

Arbor Trails | Bee Caves | Domain | El Paso | Frisco | Gateway | Lamar | Montrose | Plano | Post Oak | Sugar Land

UTAH

Cottonwood Heights | Draper | Park City | Sugarhouse | Trolley Square

VIRGINA

Fairfax

WASHINGTON

365 by Whole Foods Market Bellevue Square | Bellevue | Bellingham | Capitol Hill | Chambers Bay | Interbay | Lynnwood