Mikawaya Mochi Announces Winner of Viral Video Song Contest

June 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Mikawaya, the original creator of Mochi Ice Cream, has announced the winner of its viral video song contest. The winning video, entitled “Candy Land Mikawaya Mochi,” was submitted by David Deisenroth and received nearly 3,100 votes and over 4,800 views. Mr. Deisenroth will receive the Grand Prize of a custom Mikawaya Mochi-branded Apple iTouch.

The video contest, in which visitors posted homemade Mochi Ice Cream videos of them singing about Mikawaya Mochi to the website, was decided by the greatest number of viewer votes. The intent of the contest was to increase fan interaction online and to further raise awareness of the product through a creative and fun avenue, both of which were highly successful.

President of Mikawaya Frances Hashimoto commented, “We are extremely delighted with all of the creative and entertaining video submissions that we received for this contest. We were pleased with the positive content, all stating how delicious Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream is. Congratulations to our winning video submission!”

Fans were given 12 weeks to film and post a song, and any user who submitted an approved video received a Mikawaya Mochi t-shirt. All told, there were over a dozen video submissions, nearly 40,000 views and over 7,000 votes.

Mochi Ice Cream coupons and online purchase are available at http://www.mochiicecream.com (bulk orders are available for restaurants, grocery stores or other vendors). Mochi Ice Cream can also be found in grocery stores, such as Trader Joe’s, Gelson’s, Bristol Farms, Andronico’s and select Albertson’s, Ralph’s, Jensen’s and HOWS Markets. For more information on Mochi Ice Cream or the viral video contest please call Nurit Kotick at 626-768-7602 or visit http://www.mochiicecream.com.

Mikawaya is a 100-year-old family run business that specializes in the creation of fine Japanese pastries and desserts. Run by Frances Hashimoto and her husband Joel Friedman, Mikawaya offers snack and dessert-lovers alike an alternative to traditional ice cream. Mochi Ice Cream combines a well-known and loved dessert, ice cream, with a chewy, marshmallow-type dough.

Press Contact: Nurit Kotick, 626.768.7602, nuritk@kotick.com

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