Review: Trader Joe’s Kung Pao Chicken Mochi Balls

If you’re on the lookout for a satisfying, unique snack, look no further: Trader Joe’s new kung pao chicken mochi balls are the ideal treat!

Each pack of Trader Joe’s kung pao chicken mochi balls has 8 pieces, which can be prepared in a toaster or conventional oven. These snacks feature a spicy kung pao chicken filling with chopped up vegetables and chicken enveloped by a layer of mochi. Unlike dessert mochi balls, which commonly have sweetened fillings (like adzuki bean paste or ice cream) and a stretchy rice dough exterior dusted with cornstarch, these mochi balls have an exterior that is crispy and browned on the outside once the snacks are baked.

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After biting into the satisfyingly crunchy-and-chewy outside of the mochi balls, you can enjoy their flavorful but not overly spicy filling. Although they are a savory snack, the mochi balls’ filling is still pleasantly sweet, which complements the umami taste of the chicken. They have a perfect mochi-to-filling ratio, and while the inside has generous amounts of sauce, the mochi does not become soggy.

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My entire family and I adore these mochi balls, which can be found in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s for $3.49. They make a great appetizer or stand-alone snack. Whether you are an adventurous eater in search of a mouthwatering new food or a long-time mochi lover who wants to explore the possibilities of this versatile food item, you will love Trader Joe’s kung pao chicken mochi balls!

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