Some people are masters of disguise. Some snacks are as well, such as Royal Family Mochi Choco (Sesame Flavor). The outside of the package bears the name you see here, but inside are several individual pouches that are labeled Q-Choco Mochi Choco Pie. This incongruity obviously required a full investigation.
The outer box indicates that these snacks consist of sesame, mochi, and chocolate. Sesame is self-explanatory, as is chocolate. Mochi, on the other hand, isn’t as familiar. The only hint as to the composition of this mysterious mochi is the printing on the package that says “sweet rice cake with chocolate”. Since chocolate is chocolate, and sesame isn’t mentioned at all, it seems safe to assume that mochi is a sweet rice cake. That is, in fact, a safe assumption. Mochi is made from a paste of glutinous rice, and it’s the white substance you see in the picture.
Opening the inner pouch (the one that calls this Q-Choco Mochi Choco Pie) reveals a small disc coated in chocolate. Underneath the chocolate, just as expected, is a layer of mochi and a sweet sesame filling. Regardless of what they are actually called, these snacks were quite tasty and they were directly devoured.
Fortunately, the other item in the box, an “O-Buster Oxygen Absorber” carried a stern warning: “DO NOT EAT”. With everything else in there being so tasty, it’s good that Royal Family Foods protected us from ourselves on this one. There are never enough Q-Choco Pies to go around, and this prohibition prevented would could have been a major mochi mishap.
On an unrelated note, you might have noticed a change to the banner at the top of the site. I noticed it too, but didn’t think anything of it. Computers are mysterious, after all, and you never know when they are going to do something unexpected. (EDIT: We finally got that taken care of. Nothing at all of interest. Keep moving. Nothing to see here.)