By Katrina Deisler
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat in the afternoon? That’s exactly what the BATD crew was thinking as a sweet little cooler of Little Moons Mochi Ice Cream floated into HQ yesterday afternoon. Cool, creamy, and delicious, they were a perfect pick-me-up to get us through the rest of a whirlwind day (did you hear? Our founder, Krista launched MySign makeup yesterday!).
Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert with a delightfully chewy, bouncy texture. Made from sweetened rice flour, Mochi balls are traditionally filled with sweetened red bean paste. Little Moons is kicking it up a notch, filling chewy spheres of Mochi with artisan gelato in six flavours: Toasted Sesame, Vanilla, Coconut, Matcha Green Tea, Mango, and Raspberry.
The company was founded by brother and sister team Howard and Vivien Wong whose mission is to have the entire UK fall in love with their favourite treat after mastering the craft alongside Regis Cursan, head patisserie chef at Nobu. The treats contain no artificial colours, flavourings, or preservatives, and are gluten free. They’re also a guilt-free treat at less than 100 calories each, and are quite frankly, delicious (you won’t be able to eat just one). Your kids will love the colourful, bite sized treats that are just the perfect size for an afternoon snack.
Find your little moons on the dessert menus of London’s leading Japanese restaurants, (like Bone Daddies, Tonkotsu, and Shoryu Ramen), or stock own freezer with the treats. They’re available from Whole Foods Market (£5.99), Partridges of Sloane Square (£6.95), and Ocado (£4.99).