We are Toli Moli, a family-owned business and the world’s first falooda shoppe to embark on a mission to sweeten snack time.
Co-founded by a mother-daughter duo in Washington, D.C., Toli Moli is pioneering a unique, layered dessert in the style of falooda. A popular street snack throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Toli Moli’s falooda elevates this beloved sweet treat by stacking the “shakes” with superfoods, using primarily natural ingredients.
Jocelyn Law-Yone (a.k.a. Chef JoJo) is a teacher, student, artist and traveler who swims with sharks. A lifelong creative, Chef JoJo grew up in Rangoon, Burma. Her entrepreneurial daughter, Simone Jacobson, is a restaurant manager, performing artist and community organizer with a strong passion for empowering women, Asian American advancement, and the arts. Together, they strive to bring falooda, the favorite dessert drink of Chef JoJo’s youth, to the widest possible audience.
In Burma, the Anglo-Indian phrase “toli moli” is used to describe “a little of this and a little of that.” Growing up in Rangoon, Burma during a robust era, Chef JoJo learned at an early age that quality food is an essential ingredient for good dinner conversations. As a child, she often followed her relatives to the market and watched how they used fresh ingredients to create fragrant and delicious meals from scratch. Remembering her “falooda days” in Rangoon fondly, Chef JoJo hopes her own version will be enjoyed anytime people seek to create new memories with their own family and friends here in Washington, D.C.