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Aldi’s Wao mochi ice creams are a dupe for Little Moons – here’s how to buy

Get in the mood for sunnier weather by enjoying these tasty frozen treats

Sarah Young
Wednesday 08 March 2023 14:36 GMT
Sales of the Japanese snacks skyrocketed when they became a TikTok sensation
Sales of the Japanese snacks skyrocketed when they became a TikTok sensation (iStock/The Independent)

Mochi balls took the world by storm two years ago, becoming somewhat of a TikTok sensation, which caused them to sell out across the UK. The hashtag #littlemoons has since racked up an impressive 414.6m views on the social media platform, proving their popularity.

But what exactly are these desserts? Little Moons mochis have been around for a while, but thanks to the power of social media we’re all finally hearing about them. The brand’s bites are made by wrapping balls of creamy gelato ice cream in a layer of soft and delightfully delicate mochi dough. A Japanese delicacy, mochi is a rice flour dough that has been steamed and pounded to give it a distinctive and deliciously soft and chewy texture.

Little Moons are gluten-free, free from artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives, and are also suitable for vegetarians. There are a total of 12 flavours to choose from, including Himalayan salted caramel, vegan Belgian chocolate, creamy coconut, alphonso mango, uji matcha green tea, summer strawberries and cream, Madagascan vanilla, honey-roasted pistachio, vegan tropical passionfruit and mango, yuzu lemon, summer raspberry and Italian roasted hazelnut.  

Fancy giving them a try? The good news is that the sweet treats are available to buy from a number of retailers both in-store and online. Similarly, everyone’s favourite budget-friendly supermarket, Aldi, launched its very own take on the popular sweet treat. The Wao mochi ice cream dupes launched when the hype for Little Moons was at its peak, and come in a full range of different flavours.

To help you satiate your sweet tooth, we’ve rounded up all the places you can buy the popular mochi ice cream bites online right now.

Aldi

(Aldi )

Fans of the TikTok famous desert will be pleased to know Aldi has launched its very own version for £3.69. The budget-friendly supermarket has created five different flavours of the viral treat, including caramel (£3.69, Aldi.co.uk), tropical (£3.69, Aldi.co.uk), coconut (£3.69, Aldi.co.uk), mango (£3.69, Aldi.co.uk) and cheesecake (£3.69, Aldi.co.uk).

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Morrisons

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With supermarkets such as Tesco reporting sales of Little Moons increasing by 700 per cent, it is no surprise that the viral treat has sold out across the UK. Luckily, Morrisons is still a destination for hungry shoppers craving the original Little Moons. You can buy the coconut flavour mochi ice cream (£3.50, Morrisons.com) containing six bites for under £5. The mango flavour is currently sold out but make sure to check back at Morrisons for any restocks. 

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Ocado

(Little Moons)

If you’re desperate to try each flavour of the mochi balls, Ocado should be your stockist of choice as you can currently buy every other flavour from the online retailer for £4.50 a pack – although they’re currently on offer for £3.50. The alphonso mango (£3.50, Ocado.com) sounds particularly delicious.

The great thing about Ocado is that you can make your favourite flavour a “regular”, meaning it will be automatically added to your trolley when you shop.

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Amazon

(Little Moons)

High demand for the Japanese-inspired dessert has led to Amazon fresh stocking the viral treats, too, with plenty of different flavours available online. You can enjoy the tropical passionfruit and mango (£3.50, Amazon.co.uk), salted caramel (£3.50, Amazon.co.uk), Belgian chocolate and hazelnut (£3.50, Amazon.co.uk) and raspberry (£3.50, Amazon.co.uk) with the packets all containing six bites. There’s more good news if you’re an Amazon Prime member, meaning you can receive the treats on next-day delivery.

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