One of my favorite things about Hawaii (well other than the beautiful weather and scenery) is the food! There is such an amazing diverse amount of food available to eat and it was all great (at least what I tried, which this trip was a lot of Japanese food, and a lot of Bubbies!) I seriously wouldn't shut up about how excited I was to get to eat as many Bubbies Ice Cream Mochi as I could handle while I was there!
Bubbies is a local Hawaiian Ice Cream company, that also make delicious Ice Cream Mochi (in my opinion it is the best I have ever tried, for the moment.) They have 20 flavors (I believe they add others from time to time.) I have tried 10 of the flavors, and I really cannot say a bad thing about any of them! The ice cream is delicious, and the mochi is soft and chewy.
During my trip this time I tried the Lychee, Li Hing Mango, Chocolate Mint, Blueberry, Passion Fruit, and Guava. Many of these I had tried on my last visit to Honolulu 10 years ago, and the Blueberry is still one of my favorite flavors that they make, it is just so good.
|Li Hing Mango, Lychee and Blueberry
|Li Hing Mango, Passion Fruit and Chocolate Mint
(I purchased mine years ago at a coffee shop that had different flavors each day too.) depending on the grocery stores you visit depends on your selection. I visited a Safe Way that only had three flavors and a Foodland that had six flavors.
|Safe Way Selection
|Food Land Selection
On the mainland, depending on where you live you can even find Bubbies at Whole Foods and some higher end grocery stores, but it is hit or miss if your store will have them (I know the ones near me do not, while I have friends who can get them easy.)
The packaging for the store bought Bubbies is really nice too presentation wise. The boxes have 8 ice cream mochi pieces in them, and have a piece of tissue paper over them.
If you get the chance definitely try them out! They are delicious and your taste buds will thank you! Check out Bubbies online here!