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Where can I get mochi balls?

Is there a place to buy the mochi balls they have at Pinkberrys? I assume a Japanese market but figured it was worth asking.

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  1. Mitsuwa markets downtown & west LA (don't know if they're the same variety) Gelsons has a variety - again don't know if they're the same as Pinkberry.

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      1. They can be found in the canned fruit and bottled syrup section of any Korean supermarket ('cos they're often found in bingsu)

        1. Trader Joe's has the mochi ice cream balls.

          1. I love mochi and adore Pinkberry, but does anyone else notice that the mochi balls at Pinkberry have a nasty chemical aftertaste? Is it just me?

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            1. re: hrhboo

              It might be that they're rolled in cornstarch.

              And from their dry looks, I believe they're vacuum sealed packaged ones, not frozen or fresh. I prefer the boiled pink and white ones you get at Taiwanese shaved ice places.

              1. re: Pei

                Yes, those are delicious. That's what I was hoping the Pinkberry ones would taste like. It's a shame since all their other toppings are so fresh-tasting.