Little Moons gourmet dessert to open £3.5m factory, creating 150 jobs

By Jenny Eagle

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Little Moons set to expand globally. Photo: Little Moons
Little Moons set to expand globally. Photo: Little Moons

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Little Moons gourmet dessert is expanding, opening a £3.5m mochi making factory in the UK, creating more lines for gluten free and vegan.

The family-run company produces a range of Mochi and Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bites and has seen growth in recent years.

Quality control

The London factory will increase production four-fold to meet demand from trade customers and retailers globally, creating 150 jobs. 

Our expansion reflects the increasing demand for mochi’s from both retailers and trade and will enable us to accelerate innovation which is super exciting,​” said Howard Wong, co-founder, Little Moons. 

Little Moons mochi bites are made by wrapping bite-sized balls of gelato ice cream in a layer of soft mochi dough. Mochi is from Japan and is a rice flour dough that has been steamed and pounded to give it its soft and chewy texture. 

When you start a food business the first thing people tell you is to outsource production. We didn’t and it was a great decision as we have full control over the innovation process, quality control and flexibility​,” said Vivien Wong, co-founder, Little Moons. 

Product development

We have a highly skilled team and we are looking forward to bringing on more local talent to continue developing our products for the world to enjoy​.” 

Little Moons are gluten free and free from artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians.

There are 12 flavours including; Himalayan Salted Caramel, Vegan Belgian Chocolate, Sumatran 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 Hazlenut. 

Little Moons Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bites come in two flavours, Choc Chip and Triple Choc.

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