Oreo Mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival REVIEW
We are fast approaching the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival! That means that it’s time for mooncakes. Each year, I always seek out new and interesting mooncakes (in addition to the traditional kind that I love, of course). This year, I found these special Oreo moonckaes at the supermarket. Although they were a little pricey, I picked up a box of two mooncakes to take home and try.
The Oreo mooncakes are available in the Autumn in the weeks leading up to the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Oreo mooncakes are available in supermarkets in East Asian and Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, China, Vietnam, and Singapore.
Despite the huge box, the mooncakes were surprisingly small. About half the size, in fact, as a traditional mooncake. The Oreo mooncakes are a bit bigger and several times thicker than a regular Oreo cookie.
The mooncake is made of chocolate and tastes a lot like an Oreo cookie. The filling is made of custard with a chocolate center. I actually really like the chocolate center, even if it’s not very traditional. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the salted egg center that’s so popular. I’m also not a big fan of the durian mooncakes that have been popular in Thailand in the last several years either, so the custard-chocolate combination is a big win in my book.
Overall, I like the Oreo mooncakes. They are a little expensive for what you get, but I guess a lot of that has to do with the fancy packaging. These are really meant to be given to friends and colleagues as gifts for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival will be on September 13, 2019