Mooncakes - what comes to your mind whenever you buy them?
Well, more than 1,000 things do cross your mind in what to look out for. But do you know the correct factors that affect your mooncake buying decision?
Buying mooncakes are simple tasks but choosing the right quality tasting one needs some special skill. In the run up to the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, there are numerous offers of mooncakes on the stores ranging from traditionally baked to modern with lots of discounts, special offers, membership privileges and many branded mooncakes with intricate box designs.
With a high variance of quality of mooncakes available in the marketplace, it is of no surprise that customers do feel dazed and confused about the right selection and even the process of it can be easily daunting. Experts do warn about choosing the wrong mooncakes that may affect people's health.
One way of choosing mooncake properly is to inspect the appearance and packaging of the mooncake product to ensure no unusual colour or odour. The packaging must come with longer expiry dates and plastic covers to preserve the freshness of the food so that it will not be at risk of decay so easily.
Another way you can research on is the authenticity of the mooncake according to the brands. You can check out their online stores for more information on this - whether are they hand made type or not. Traditionally baked mooncakes usually tend to have that good old traditional taste that cannot be experienced in mooncakes made by technologically advanced methods, such as vending machines.
Mooncake flavours can be taken into consideration. We know it is certainly exciting to try different types of flavours during the mooncake festive season. For example, durian mooncakes are recently hot picks in choices. However, it is still imperative to check on the history of the bakery to ascertain on where its reputation stand. Needless to say, a bakery with higher reputation in mooncake is definitely a better choice for consideration.
Another thing to look out for when buying a mooncake is none other than the most important factor - price. Nowadays, we know hotels in Singapore have made fierce and aggressive competition over their mooncakes during the festive period. They do compete on their mooncake quality. But there is another thing that they do compete on - the box designs.
I would say not to be fooled by beautifully shaped boxes that do capture the attention of mooncake eaters because prices can be affected by their designs - whether they are made expensive to start with or not. Unless you are an avid collector of tin or canvas shaped boxes with stickleback magnets
It does not take a rocket scientist to be able to discern the right quality mooncakes from the other not so good ones. We just have to break down the factors and take them into consideration during buying. Read more here - https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/food/mooncake-season-courting-customers-with-new-flavours-discounts-and-online-platforms