BreadTalk’s Mooncake Collection

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I was so happy to reach home after a long day at work and see two jewel-toned paper bags containing boxes of mooncakes from BreadTalk! Best of all, I got to try a variety of mooncakes from the Indulgence (traditional baked mooncakes) and Joyous (mini snow skin mooncakes) selections.

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I know I sound a bit insane when I say this, but I could not help touching the silky texture of the boxes. I am totally infatuated with the beautifully designed fabric boxes with Mid-Autumn Festival motifs on top. 

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The Indulgence selection is a four piece set ($52.80 for lotus with yolk blend or $48.80 for lotus with melon seed). The mooncakes are individually packaged (the individual boxes are also beautifully crafted), which is really handy if you cannot finish a box of four or want to give them as gifts. 

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The mooncakes are filled with premium preservative-free natural white lotus paste which is both savoury and sweet. In addition, the yolk is evenly distributed within the mooncake and lends a different consistency to the smoothness of the paste. What is important to note is how thin, moist and golden brown the pastry is.

I saved the best for last because I am more of a snow skin mooncake person. It was a pleasure to unwrap all the mooncakes and try to decipher the flavours.

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The Joyous selection is a set of eight mini snow skin mooncakes ($52.80 for pairs of Whiskey, Coffee Baileys, Double Chocolate and Sesame).

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I started from what I believed to be the lightest flavour first (by that I meant from lightest colour to the darkest colour). And before you see the cross-sections, all the mooncakes had a little secret tucked away inside. They each had a truffle with different flavours to best complement each of the mooncakes.

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Mini Whisky Truffle (with 12-year old Macallan whisky). My dad’s favourite among the four as he found the other three a bit strong and while this was a modernised mooncake, he felt it retained most of the traditional elements of a mooncake.

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Mini Coffee Baileys Truffle (with Baileys Irish Cream). You can inhale the beautiful aroma of the coffee as soon as you open the packet. Recommended for coffee lovers!  

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Mini Double Chocolate Truffle (with Valrhona chocolate). This was my favourite. I do not really love chocolate but I love the slight crunchiness of the truffle, which was different from the other three. 

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Mini Black Sesame Truffle. I think this will be a bit subjective, depending on how partial you are towards sesame. It is a bit on the heavy side, but since the mooncake is quite small, it is not overpowering.

On a side note, I realised after taking the shots that I am horrible at taking cross-sections! The mooncakes become misshapen lumps. Oh well! But they are still tasty anyway.

Here are some of BreadTalk’s in-store promotions:

Early Bird Special 19 Jul – 19 Aug
– 15% discount for purchase of any box of Joyous. 
– 20% discount for purchase of any box of Prestige/ Indulgence. 
– 30% discount for purchase of any 3 boxes of Prestige/ Indulgence. 

20 Aug – 8 Sep
Purchase any 2 boxes of Prestige/ Indulgence/ Joyous at 20% discount.

19 Jul – 31 Aug
UOB cardmembers enjoy 25% discount off Prestige /Indulgence + 1 box of Joyous.

19 Jul – 31 Aug
Enjoy 30% off purchase of 2 boxes of Prestige/ Indulgence with 14th Anniversary bounceback coupon

28 Aug – 8 Sep
Enjoy $10 off purchase of a box of Prestige (limited to 2 boxes per customer) with Lianhe Wanbao cut-out coupon.

For more information, visit BreadTalk’s website here.

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