The Little Snack With BIG Crunch

September 13, 2018

The Little Snack With BIG Crunch

Have you ever been in a movie theatre in Hawaii and couldn’t help but hear a crunching sound? It’s not chips, it’s not candy…It’s most likely kakimochi or more commonly known as mochi crunch! In Hawaii, mochi crunch and popcorn are like peanut butter and jelly- the perfect combination to satisfy your tastebuds! Mochi crunch was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants in the early 1900’s and has remained one of Hawaii’s favorite snack foods to this day. There are different types of mochi crunch, some are sweet and others are savory- all of them delicious!

 

In Japanese culture, kakimochi was typically consumed to celebrate the Doll Festival or Hinamatsuri on Girl’s Day in Japan. Historically, this mochi crunch was very colorful, often dyed pink, yellow, white, or green. Today in Hawaii, kakimochi is mixed well with many different flavors. Locals in Hawaii love combining mochi crunch with li hing mui powder to give it a tangy flavor. Diamond Bakery’s kakimochi cookies are sure to delight your tastebuds! What better way to enjoy your favorite snack than in the form of a cookie! Perfect for family movie nights, camping trips, or a day adventuring on the islands. Need a snack? We’ve got you covered!

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