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Category: Wagashi (Confectionery)

TERMS: 大福 (だいふく) =  daifuku- a Japanese confection consisting of mochi filled with anko mochi = traditional Japanese rice cakeanko = red-bean paste goma = sesameshirogoma = white sesame seedskurogoma = black sesame seedsyomogi = mugwort (gives mochi a green color)wagashi = traditional Japanese confectionery

Shiro (White) Daifuku Red Bean Cake

しろ  大福 (shiro daifuku )

The packaging is all that’s left. As usual, I ate the contents of the package before remembering to take a picture. This variant from Shirakiku didn’t make that big an impression on me. I can’t even remember what color the filling was. I like the green yomogi and black kurogoma daifuku better.

Shirakiku brand of Shiro Daifuku (white mochi)Shiro Daifuku Red Bean Cake
Shirakiku Brand. Net weight: 3.7 ounces (105 grams)

WARNING: This product is chewy in texture. Children (especially under three years of age) and elderly people should be cautious. Please chew thoroughly before swallowing.

One serving is the single piece in the packet.
Nutrition Facts: 270 calories
0.5 grams fat. No saturated or trans fat.
No cholesterol. 50 milligrams of sodium.
60 grams of carbohydrates (20% of DV)
— 2g dietary fiber, 60g sugar
4 grams protein. < 2% DV of calcium
No vitamin A, vitamin C or iron.

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Mame Daifuku (Bean Paste in Mochi)

まめ 大福  = Mame Daifuku = mochi stuffed with bean paste

Of the several variants of daifukumochi that Shirakiku makes for the American market, this is probably the one I like the least, if only because it was so heavy!

LABEL WARNING:This product is chewy in texture. Children (especially under three years of age) and elderly people should be cautious. Please chew thoroughly before swallowing.

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Yomogi Daifuku Mochi

Unlike with the kurogoma daifuku, this time I remembered to take out my iPhone and snap pics while eating the yomogi daifuku (よもぎ 大福).

From the label:

Yomogi Daifuku (red-bean paste in green mochi)Shirakiku brand of Green Daifuku Red-Bean Cake
Net Weight: 3.7 ounces (105 grams)

CAUTION: This product is chewy in texture. Children (especially under three years of age) and elderly people should be cautious. Please chew thoroughly before swallowing.

The package contains that one piece, which makes one serving.
Nutrition Facts: 271 calories
0.5 grams fat. No saturated or trans fat.
No cholesterol. 50 milligrams of sodium.
60 grams of carbohydrates (20% of DV) — 2g dietary fiber, 60g sugars
4 grams of protein

No vitamin A, vitamin C or iron. Less than 2% of daily calcium needs.

INGREDIENTS: glutinous rice flour, red beans, sugar, water, corn syrup, yomogi, FD&C Yellow #5, Blue #1, citric acid, potassium sorbate, potato starch.

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Kurogoma Daifuku Sesame-Flavored Rice Cake

The packaging is all that’s left. I of course ate the contents of the package before remembering to take a picture.

Never been a fan of the Japanese rice cake mochi or of red-bean paste, but this daifuku (大福) sure tasted good. This variant is kurogoma (黒ごま) − black sesame seeds.

Shirakiku brand of Kurogoma Daifuku (black sesame seeds and mochi)Kurogoma Daifuku Sesame-Flavored Rice Cake
Shirakiku Brand. Net weight: 3.7 ounces (105 grams)

WARNING: This product is chewy in texture. Children (especially under three years of age) and elderly people should be cautious. Please chew thoroughly before swallowing.

One serving is the single piece in the packet.
Nutrition Facts: 251 calories
0.5 grams fat. No saturated or trans fat.
No cholesterol. 50 milligrams of sodium.
60 grams of carbohydrates (20% of DV) — 2g dietary fiber, 60g sugar
4 grams protein

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