Hands up if you’ve found yourself Googling “mooncake calories” in an attempt to stop yourself from gorging on mooncakes like there’s no tomorrow.*
In the lead-up to Mooncake Festival – a.k.a. Mid-Autumn Festival, on 24 Sep 2018 – almost every hotel and bakery will be pushing out their own mooncake collections. But unless you’re a die-hard fan of a particular brand, it can be pretty hard to decide which to go for.
Ultimately it depends on what type of mooncake you fancy – whether you go crazy over snow skin mooncakes, creamily pungent durian mooncakes, trendy lava mooncakes or traditional baked mooncakes.
Here’s a quick guide to the best mooncakes in Singapore and where to find them:
|Best for…||Where to buy|
|Snow skin mooncakes||Raffles Hotel, Ritz Carlton|
|Durian mooncakes||Goodwood Park|
|Traditional baked mooncakes||Shangri La|
|Unusual / over-the-top mooncakes||Peony Jade|
|Value-for-money mooncakes||Bakerzin, Mei Xin Mooncakes|
|Instagram-worthy mooncake box||Starbucks|
Raffles Hotel mooncake 2018 price list
Raffles Hotel mooncakes can shatter the resolve of even the most iron-willed health nut… especially their famous Champagne Truffle snow skin mooncake which resident foodie Eugenia is always banging on about. They’re so delicate and light you won’t even notice you’ve eaten half the box.
At $72 a box, though, these addictive snow skin mooncakes don’t come cheap, but there’s a 20% promo which makes them $57.60 after 20% discount.
You can order Raffles Hotel mooncakes online or buy them from the hotel. Here’s how much they cost before discount:
|Champagne Truffle||Snow skin||$72 (8pcs)|
|Cognac Truffle||Snow skin||$72 (8pcs)|
|Earl Grey Tea and Pearl||Snow skin||$72 (8pcs)|
|Acai Berry and Chia Seeds||Snow skin||$72 (8pcs)|
|Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
|Mother-of-Pearl with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste||Baked||$76 (4pcs)|
|Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste||Baked||$76 (4pcs)|
Raffles Hotel mooncake 2018 promotion
- 20% off for Citibank, DBS, UOB cards
- Until 16 Sep: 20% off for Standard Chartered cards
- Until 24 Sep: 20% off at Chevron House booth
Goodwood Park mooncake 2018 price list
For those durian fanatics who just cannot get enough of the smelly fruit, the best place to buy durian mooncakes in Singapore is, obviously, Goodwood Park lah. Given its atas pedigree, it’s a relief to know that there’s a ton of Goodwood Park mooncake promotions to save you a bit of cash.
Now is the best time to grab your durian mooncakes as there’s a 25% off promo for walk-in customers buying at least 2 boxes. It’s not applicable to the Mao Shan Wang mooncakes, but at least a box of D24 snow skin mooncakes will cost “only” $51.
If you have no time to drop by the hotel, you can also order Goodwood Park mooncakes online with a minimum order of 5 boxes (4pcs) and $80 spend. Here’s the price list of Goodwood Park mooncakes. (Don’t bother with the 2pc packs – it’s always cheaper to get the bigger box.)
|Soursop with Calamansi||Snow skin||$54 (4pcs)|
|Mango Pomelo Snow skin||Snow skin||$54 (4pcs)|
|Almond Beancurd with Longan||Snow skin||$56 (4pcs)|
|Snow Skin Combo||Snow skin||$62 (4pcs)|
|Cempedak Snow skin||Snow skin||$62 (4pcs)|
|Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Seed Paste and Melon Seeds||Snow skin||$64 (4pcs)|
|D24 Durian Snow skin||Snow skin||$68 (4pcs)|
|Mao Shan Wang Durian Snow skin||Snow skin||$88 (4pcs)|
|Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seeds||Baked||$58 (4pcs)|
|Baked Combo||Baked||$64 (4pcs)|
|Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk||Baked||$68 (4pcs)|
|White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk||Baked||$68 (4pcs)|
|White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk||Baked||$70 (4pcs)|
|Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
|Assorted Nuts with Ham (‘Kum Toy’)||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
Goodwood Park mooncake 2018 promotions
- Until 24 Aug: 25% off for walk-in purchases, minimum 2 boxes
- 25 Aug to 26 Aug: 25% off for Goodwood Park Gourmet Card members
- 1 Sep to 2 Sep: 25% off for walk-in purchases, minimum 4 boxes
- 1 Sep to 2 Sep: 20% off for DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB, Citibank cards, walk-in purchases only
- 18 Aug to 24 Sep: 20% off for Goodwood Park Gourmet Card members
- 18 Aug to 24 Sep: 15% off for DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB, Citibank cards
- 28 Aug to 24 Sep: 15% off for TANGS cardmembers at VivoCity mooncake stall
- 3 Sep to 24 Sep: 15% off for TANGS cardmembers at Nex mooncake stall
- Until 19 Sep: 15% off all online orders
Some of these promotions are not applicable to Mao Shan Wang durian mooncakes. You can read the T&Cs of all the Goodwood Park mooncake promotions here.
Peony Jade mooncake 2018 price list
Like Raffles Hotel and Goodwood Park, Peony Jade mooncakes also have cult appeal in Singapore, in particular the Orh Ni Mooncakes with distinctive flaky crusts (yes, filled with the Teochew yam dessert).
All of Peony Jade mooncakes are on the expensive side, with most flavours costing at least $70 a box of 4. (Some flavours are available in 2pc sets, but don’t bother because those work out to be even pricier.)
Peony Jade doesn’t really do promotions, so if you want to save some money, visit their stall at the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair during 22 to 26 Aug to get 25% off. After discount, Peony Jade mooncakes start at a more palatable $51 a box.
You can order Peony Jade mooncakes online with a minimum order of 3 boxes (4pcs).
|Berrylicious (Mini Mooncakes with Chia Seeds, Black Berries & Coconut Mousse Centre)||Snow skin||$72 (8pcs)|
|La Vie En Rose & Banoffee Combo||Snow skin||$72 (4pcs)|
|Peony Jade Rabbit (Green Tea Melon Seeds / Salted Egg Custard)||Snow skin||$74 (4pcs)|
|4 Heavenly Snow skin Combo||Snow skin||$74 (4pcs)|
|Mao Shan Wang Durian||Snow skin||$92 (4pcs)|
|Premium Durian Snow skin Combo||Snow skin||$95 (4pcs)|
|Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian||Snow skin||$108 (4pcs)|
|Choc-A-Rock (Mini Chocolate Molten Lava Mooncake)||Baked||$74 (8pcs)|
|Original Ex-Crown Prince Orh Ni Mooncake||Baked||$68 (4pcs)|
|Orh Ni Mooncake with Pumpkin & Single Egg Yolk||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
|White Lotus Paste & Single Egg Yolk||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
|Orh Ni Mooncake with Molten Lava Salted Egg Yolk||Baked||$77 (4pcs)|
|White Lotus Paste, Macadamia Nuts & Double Egg Yolk||Baked||$74 (4pcs)|
|Orh Ni Mooncake with Double Egg Yolks||Baked||$74 (4pcs)|
|Assorted Nuts with Chicken Floss & Tangerine Peel||Baked||$75 (4pcs)|
Peony Jade mooncake 2018 promotion
- 22 Aug to 26 Aug: 25% off mooncakes at Takashimaya mooncake fair
Ritz Carlton mooncake 2018 price list
Ritz Carlton mooncakes mainly come in snow skin varieties – try the green tea (can’t go wrong with that) and the unique martini flavours. Some of their snow skin mooncakes even have yolks.
The packaging is particularly pretty – the boxes look like jewellery boxes, with the mooncakes sitting in little slide-out “drawers”. Baked mooncakes come in a deep red box while snow skin mooncakes come in a rose gold one.
You can order Ritz Carlton mooncakes online through their (also) beautifully designed website. At these rather steep prices, you’ll definitely want to order by 19 Aug to get a 20% discount. After discount, the mooncakes start at $56 per box.
|Mini Snowskin Green Tea||Snow skin||$70 (8pcs)|
|Mini Snowskin Green Tea with Yolk||Snow skin||$70 (8pcs)|
|Mini Snowskin White Lotus Seed Paste||Snow skin||$70 (8pcs)|
|Mini Snowskin White Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk||Snow skin||$70 (8pcs)|
|Assorted Mini Snowskin Martini (Irish Martini / Lycheetini)||Snow skin||$76 (8pcs)|
|Mini Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Durian||Snow skin||$82 (8pcs)|
|White Lotus Seed Paste||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
|White Lotus Seed Paste with Red Date and Longan||Baked||$76 (4pcs)|
|Assorted Baked (2 x Double Yolk / 2 x No Yolk)||Baked||$78 (4pcs)|
|White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk||Baked||$82 (4pcs)|
Ritz Carlton mooncake 2018 promotions
- Until 19 Aug: 20% off all mooncakes, except Mao Shan Wang durian mooncake which only has 15% off
- 20 Aug to 21 Sep: 15% off all mooncakes for DBS/POSB, UOB, OCBC, Citibank, Maybank credit cards
Shangri La mooncake 2018 price list
Buying mooncakes for traditionalists – your parents or in-laws, perhaps? Shangri la mooncakes will probably do the trick. Shangri La does exclusively baked mooncakes only, and the closest thing you’ll find to a non-traditional flavour is Chocolate.
Prices are steep, but luckily there’s a 15% off promo all the way until 22 Sep. After discount, the cheapest Shangri La mooncakes cost $61.20 a box.
However, if you’re planning to impress the Empress Dowager in your life with the $118 Shangri La Signature Mini Baked Custard Mooncake with Bird’s Nest… it’s unfortunately not eligible for the 15% off discount. Sobbles.
|Reduced Sugar Plain White Lotus Seed Paste||Baked||$72 (4pcs)|
|Mixed Nuts with Chicken Sausage Ham||Baked||$75 (4pcs)|
|Shang Palace Four Treasures (Double Yolk / Single Yolk / Plain / Mixed Nuts)||Baked||$78 (4pcs)|
|Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk||Baked||$84 (4pcs)|
|Shang Palace Mini Eight Treasures (Chocolate / Salted Taro)||Baked||$88 (8pcs)|
|Shangri La’s Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest||Baked||$118 (8pcs)|
|Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks||Baked||$118 (4pcs)|
Shangri La mooncake 2018 promotions
- Until 22 Sep: 15% off all orders. Not applicable to Shangri La’s Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest
Bakerzin mooncake 2018 price list
Finally, some mooncakes that are actually affordable. Bakerzin is one of the more popular non-hotel mooncake choices in Singapore, and focuses on non-traditional flavours. Their box designs are at least presentable enough so you won’t get judged by most people for gifting Bakerzin mooncakes.
Mostly priced at under $60 a box, Bakerzin mooncakes are already on the cheap side. Factor in the 15% early bird discount (until 2 Sep) AND 15% off for DBS/POSB credit card payment, and you can snag a box of delicious calorie bombs at $40-odd.
Alternatively, pop over to the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair from 22 to 26 Aug for a whopping 30% off their mooncakes.
Here’s the Bakerzin mooncake 2018 price list. Prices exclude GST, which is added when you check out.
|Heavenly Collection (Black Sesame – 4 flavours)||Snow skin||$52.34 (8pcs)|
|Brilliance Collection (Cempedak / Honeydew / Orange / Strawberry)||Snow skin||$54.21 (8pcs)|
|Prestige Collection (Apple Vodka / Butterscotch Baileys / Coconut Liquer / Latte Kahlua)||Snow skin||$56.07 (8pcs)|
|Splendour Collection (Durian Mooncakes)||Snow skin||$91.59 (8pcs)|
|Harmonious Collection (Tangerine Wu Ren / Melon Seed)||Baked||$52.34 (4pcs)|
|Signature Collection (Premium Egg Yolk Blend)||Baked||$56.07 (4pcs)|
|Premium Collection (Premium Egg Yolk Blend / Classic Melon Seed)||Baked||$56.07 (4pcs)|
|Royal Collection (Pandan / Beetroot Gula Melaka / Tangerine Red Bean / Osmanthus)||Baked||$61.68 (4pcs)|
Bakerzin mooncake 2018 promotions
- 22 Aug to 26 Aug: 30% off all mooncakes (except Splendour collection 20% off) at Takashimaya mooncake fair
- Until 2 Sep: 15% off for all except Splendour collection
- Until 9 Sep: 10% off for Splendour collection
- Until 24 Sep: Extra 15% off DBS/POSB cards (not applicable to Splendour collection)
Mei Xin mooncake Singapore 2018 price list
If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong, you would definitely have come across the ubiquitous Maxim’s Cakes, a.k.a. Mei Xin – the HK version of BreadTalk. Every Mooncake Festival, Mei Xin comes up with a bazillion different flavours and HongKongers proceed to go absolutely apeshit.
Thanks to globalisation, you don’t have to fly to Hong Kong and brave the late-summer weather. There’s now a supplier for Mei Xin mooncakes in Singapore. And guess what? They’re pretty affordable too, at under $60 a box – some are even less than $50.
There are way too many mooncake flavours to even list here, but here are the more interesting ones. They have some of the cheapest durian mooncakes in Singapore too, at a super affordable $52.60 a box. But I don’t know what the quality is like.
|Cha Chan Tang (Lemon Tea / Red Bean / Salty Lemon Soda / Milk Tea)||Snow skin||$45 (8pcs)|
|Assorted Snowy Collection (Mango / Blueberry / Double Chocolate / Sesame / Mango Dessert / Green Tea / Chocolate with Hazelnut / Green Bean)||Snow skin||$56 (8pcs)|
|Musang King Durian Snowy Gift Box||Snow skin||$52.50 (6pcs)|
|Egg Custard Mooncake||Baked||$58 (8pcs)|
|Lava Egg Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake||Baked||$58 (8pcs)|
|Lava Custard Mooncake||Baked||$59 (8pcs)|
|White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks||Baked||$62 (4pcs)|
|Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks||Baked||$62 (4pcs)|
Mei Xin mooncake Singapore 2018 promotions
- Until 19 Aug: 5% early bird discount
- Fave deals: Bright Moon Gift Box at $49.50 / Assorted Snowy Collection at 2 for $99
Starbucks mooncake 2018 price list
Finally, for those who want to buy mooncakes to feed their Instagram more than their stomachs, the prettiest mooncake set in town has got to be Starbucks mooncakes.
Each hexagonal box has a super-trendy galaxy design, and contains a moon lantern with LED light, plus Starbucks vouchers inside. There are only two flavours to choose from: either the assorted flavours one or the Hong Kong-style custard mooncakes.
Note though that Starbucks mooncake boxes contain fewer mooncakes (6 mini mooncakes instead of the usual 8), so it’s not really that cheap. Still, you can use a Starbucks Card to get a 15% discount, which makes each box a reasonable $42.50.
|Custard Mooncake Box (available 29 Aug onwards)||Baked||$49.90 (6pcs)|
|Assorted (White Lotus Paste with Egg Yolk / Starbucks Coffee with Walnut / Green Tea with Red Bean)||Baked||$49.90 (6pcs)|
Starbucks mooncake 2018 promotions
- Pay with Starbucks Card for 15% off with minimum 2 boxes purchase
- Tiered bulk discounts (15% and up) for orders of 11 boxes and above
Takashimaya Mooncake Fair 2018 (22 Aug to 24 Sep)
If cannot decide on which brand of mooncakes to get this year, or if you really super cheapskate and don’t mind just eating free mooncake samples, there’s always the famous Takashimaya mooncake fair which gathers approximately 50 brands.
Most of the above hotels and bakeries listed here will be there. Other exhibitors include TungLok Mooncake, Marriott Tang Plaza, Mandarin Oriental, Haagen Dazs, Tai Cheong Bakery, etc.
There are very generous promotions for the first 2 weeks of the fair – think 20% to 30% off mooncakes – so be prepared for massive crowds of aunties.
When: 22 Aug 2018 (Wed) to 24 Sep 2018 (Mon)
Where: Takashimaya Square, B2 Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road
Takashimaya mooncake fair 2018 promotions
- 25 Aug: $25 off selected mooncakes for first 25 customers
- 22 Aug to 26 Aug: 25% to 30% off selected mooncake brands (including Peony Jade and Bakerzin)
- 27 Aug to 2 Sep: Up to 20% off selected mooncake brands
- 30 Aug to 2 Sep: $10 voucher for first 150 customers with minimum purchase of $250 in Takashimaya (including but not limited to mooncakes)
- 5 Sep to 9 Sep: $10 F&B vouchers for first 200 (per day) DBS Takashimaya Cardholders with minimum purchase of $120 at Takashimaya mooncake fair
- 12 Sep to 16 Sep: $10 F&B vouchers for first 200 (per day) POSB/DBS cardholders with minimum purchase of $120 at Takashimaya mooncake fair
Do you have better mooncake deals to share? Post them in the comments (pretty please?)!
* Mooncake calories: There are 700 to 1,000 calories per full-size mooncake. And no, snow skin mooncakes are NOT lower in calories than baked ones, don’t bluff yourself.
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