Omochicchi: Morinaga’s Mochi-Like Soft Chewy Candy
The fruit chew from Morinaga Seika, Hi-Chew is one of the most popular Japanese candies widely enjoyed in the world.
Last year (2020), the leading Japanese confectionery company, Morinaga actually introduced a new soft chewy candy similar to Hi-Chew called “Omochicchi (おもちっち)” in Japan.
I was curious about what the texture is like, and at last, I got the product in a 7 Eleven today!
From the name Omochicchi, people familiar with Japanese food can probably imagine how the texture of this Japanese treat is. Yes, it is like mochi as the video below shows.
The Omochicchi candy has a pleasant chew and is very stretchy! But unlike real mochi, it is not that sticky.
Morinaga Omochicchi currently comes in 3 flavors, Kuromitsu Kinako, Milk, and Matcha, and these Kuromitsu Kinako Omochicchi well capture the taste and texture of Kinako Mochi.
This was the first time I tried Morinaga Omochicchi, but it was quite good!
Ingredients and Calories
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts. Based on the label on the back of the package, the mochi-like texture of Morinaga Omochicchi Candy seems to mainly come from the starch syrup.
The other main ingredients are sugar, vegetable oil, Kinako (roasted soybean flour), gelatin, salt, and Kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup), and the Omochicchi candy has 119 kcal per bag (30 grams).