In Singapore, there are only a few special occasions when the gifting of food is widely practised. One of them being Mid-Autumn Festival (falls on 29 September in 2023), when we buy mooncakes for our elders, friends, business associates, or simply for personal indulgence.

More than just pastry with an age-old story that originated from ancient China, a box of mooncakes can deliver the giver’s well-wishes. Hence, choosing which mooncake to buy each year becomes a serious affair for many. No wonder companies producing mooncakes pull out all the stops to make their products enticing, be it through visually appealing packaging or interesting mooncake flavours.

If you’re thinking of buying mooncakes as gifts for 2023, here are some that’ll get your recipients talking.

#1 Eu Yan Sang

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Eu Yan Sang’s foray into mooncakes showcases its expertise in TCM health and wellness. Its Treasured Mooncake Series features premium ingredients encased in a traditional baked mooncake skin. Choose from the Emperor’s Ginseng Bird’s Nest Mooncake, Empress Ruby Dates Bird’s Nest Mooncake, Triple Treasure Mooncake (goji berry, dried longan and Pu-Er tea) and Mademoiselle Lychee-Roselle Mooncake. Gift sets bundled with Snow Fungus Bird’s Nest with Aloe Vera Drink are also available for order online on their e-Shop.

#2 Four Seasons Durian

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What else but durian-flavoured mooncakes for durian lovers? Four Seasons Durians offers you a choice of either Mao Shan Wang or D24 flavoured mooncakes. Tantalize the tastebuds with 100% pure durian puree encased in a thin chewy snowskin. Each box of 4 pieces of mooncakes comes in a classic design tin.

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#3 Aroma Truffle

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From the company that launched the “World’s Strongest Truffle Chips”, comes an exquisite collection of Truffle Snowskin Mooncakes. Each box of Truffle Symphony consists of four flavours – Yuzu, Pistachio, Match and Durian – each with a decadent Ganache Ball filled with Truffle Lava encased in the centre.

#4 The Marmalade Pantry

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Immerse yourself in the exquisite taste of low-sugar mooncakes that pays homage to tradition while embracing contemporary flair. And as an added treat, The Marmalade Pantry’s Mid-Autumn 2023 collection features a thoughtfully curated packaging that can be repurposed as a chic jewellery box.

#5 The Fullerton Bay Hotel

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The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat is a special mooncake collection from The Fullerton Bay Hotel that commemorates the iconic pier’s 90th anniversary this year. And the custom-designed tiffin carrier is an ode to the bustling hawker scene that surrounded Clifford Pier in days of yore. Delight in four baked mooncakes in signature flavours that reflect the diversity of Singapore’s hawker cuisine – Mixed Nuts with Satay Sauce, Salted Lotus with Hae Bee Hiam, Assam Lotus with Mango and Pandan Coconut with Chendol.


#6 Shangri-La Singapore

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Mooncakes are usually a treat for adults. But this unique Kid’s Mooncake Brick Set from Shangri-La will have your little ones clamouring over it. Loose pieces of plastic bricks let kids ignite their creativity and create their own masterpieces or follow building instructions to construct a mooncake box. Of course, mooncakes are included too. The playful set comes with 4 mini chocolate mooncakes with chocolate chips.

#7 Andaz Singapore

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Combining bold new flavours interpreted by two of the hotel’s chefs and a history-inspired whimsical design by a pair of twin sisters who are also architects, the baked mooncake collection from 5 ON 25 at Andaz hotel is a collector’s item. While the mooncakes showcase flavours like miso, yuzu, caramel and Gula Melaka, the 2-tier packaging features a close representation of the early shophouse scene of Kampong Glam, where the hotel is situated. A geometric pattern of leaves of breadfruit trees, which are in abundance in the area, adorn the inner drawers.

#8 Baker’s Brew

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Carry your mooncakes in style! Tradition gets elevated with the Baker’s Brew Rosé Chloe Collection. A tweed bag in pastel pink hues with velvet interiors and a leather strap can pass off as a stylish handbag, but is actually the delicately designed case for four individually packed baked mooncakes. Look forward to classic flavours, Yam Single Yolk and Lotus Single Yolk, as well as modern tastes, Charcoal Black Sesame and Gula Melaka with Desiccated Coconut.

#9 Yellow Ribbon Bakery

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Make this Mid-Autumn Festival extra meaningful by indulging in a selection of artisanal mooncakes from Yellow Ribbon Bakery, handcrafted by inmate-bakers. Apart from traditional flavours, the collection boasts the newly created Honey Purple Potato Mooncake with Coconut and Yam – all with no preservatives and Halal certified. The painting on the box, adapted from an inmate-artist’s piece, features a lotus as a symbol of hope and purity, encouraging inmates to emerge from a dark past and lead a purposeful life.

#10 The Capitol Kempinski Hotel

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The Celestial Collection mooncakes by The Capitol Kempinski Hotel certainly shows that good things come in pairs. It features not just one, but two collector’s items – a two-tiered tin box with paintings of Capitol Building and Stamford House, as well as a limited edition canvas handbag in pastel pink or dusty rose. Each tin will come with 8 mini mooncakes, either baked or snowskin and you can pick your own flavours.