Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 | Swensen's "Jewels of the Moon" Ice-cream Mooncakes

Honestly, I'm already dreaming of Christmas but first, we still have to celebrate one of my favourite Chinese festival... the Mid-Autumn Festival! This year it falls on Thursday, 19 September 2013 *grins* One of the best part about the Mid-Autumn Festival is, of course, sharing mooncakes with your family. In fact, sales of mooncakes started about 2-3 weeks ago. Talk about getting into the festivities early! If you aren't sure what mooncakes are, read my simple introduction to them here.

For our first box of mooncakes this year, we enjoyed the Swensen's Ice-Cream Mooncakes wrapped in soft, chewy pastry skin.

Ooooo such sweet decadence!! There's 6 memorable flavours to choose from, and we savoured the Chempadak Bliss, Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Durian Royale and Hazelnut Almond Delight. The other 2 flavours are Strawberry Fields Forever and Cappucino Cookies Crunch.

Chempadak Bliss - Some people say that chempadaks are the same as jackfruits, but I also heard that they are a different species and slightly smaller than jackfruits. In any case, the taste is very similar to jackfruits and I love this uniquely Singaporean flavour! Refreshing and packed with real chempadak bits, it is so delicious and creamy. If you are only getting one Swensens ice-cream mooncake to try, this is it.

Sticky Chewy Chocolate - True to its name, this mooncake is just pure chocolate indulgence and a must-try for all chocolate-lovers. I can see why it is one of their best sellers ;)

Durian Royale - Another exotic local flavour, premium D24 durians are used for a full-bodied, flavourful treat. As a durian fan, I definitely was not be disappointed with this one!

Hazelnut Almond Delight - If you find Sticky Chewy Chocolate tooooo sweet, this is a good alternative from the range. There's a smooth balance of creamy hazelnut ice-cream with hazelnuts and almonds for that extra crunch.

These lovely mooncakes certainly left a sweet {pun fully intended!} impression on us. Swensen's "Jewels of the Moon" Ice-cream Mooncake Collection is priced at S$29.80 for a box of 4 {with a choice of flavours} or S$8.60 per piece. Available from now to 19 September 2013 at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets. No pre-orders are required :)

Promotions: ANZ, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, OCBC and UOB cardholders can enjoy an early bird special of 15% discount before 5 September 2013 and a 10% discount thereafter till 19 September 2013. Swensen's Cool Rewards & Kids' Club members can enjoy 20% early bird special & 15% discount thereafter.

* Disclosure: "Jewels of the Moon" Ice-cream Mooncakes were provided by Swensen's for review. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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oomph. said...

ice cream mooncakes?? sounds delish!!

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mail4rosey said...

I haven't been lucky enough to try one, but they look delicious.

Unknown said...

Ai how interesting and what a gorgeous name for the cakes and the festival - have a ball, and have a hazel almond delight for me. Can u get them in Oz? kimx

Kim@spiritedmama said...

Ai i think my comment went through... but just in case it didn't can you have a hazel and almond mooncake for me please :-) kim x

Theresa Mahoney said...

Mmmmm! My mouth is watering!

An Apel a Day said...

They look so good!

Adrine said...

Looks, so so good! I think I'd like them better than traditional mooncakes :)