Look at my special delivery this morning! The kind folks at Jewels Artisan Chocolate sent me an assortment of mooncakes for sampling. Hurrah! Look how lovely they are:
These are the mini snowskin ones. The one in white is Champagne Ganache Truffle (which I absolutely adore), while the black one's their star creation - Korean Black Garlic. Yes, you heard right. Garlic. In a moon cake. It certainly makes for a curious combination, doesn't it? But lest you bolt like a vampire, let me assure you that there is hardly any smell or taste of the offending herb. It's just one teensy clove of black garlic embedded within, which, in all honesty tasted like a pickle. That said, I'll be the first to admit that I'm very partial to anything champagne, so do try both versions for yourselves. ;)
Here are the traditional mooncakes in Double Yolk and Mashed Yolk. Much as I am a fan of snowskin mooncakes, I simply cannot imagine celebrating Midautumn Festival without the traditional ones. These were very nice too! Smooth white lotus paste enveloped in an impossibly thin skin ... exactly the way it should be.
To see all the available flavours - and there is quite a selection - swing by Jewels Artisan Chocolate's Facebook page. You'll be able to see the different cross-sections of each mooncake as well as their respective prices.
And to get your stash, visit these sales locations:
- Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road #02-31/32
From 12 Aug to 11 Sept 2011
- Takashimaya Square
Basement 2 Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
From 18 Aug to 11 Sept 2011
- Entertainment Centre Atrium (in front of Carrefour)
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
From 29 Aug 2011 to 11 Sept 2011
Much thanks to Jewels Artisan Chocolate and Ms Nicole Lee of Sirius Art for sending these samples.