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There are a few things that you can count on seeing every Mid-Autumn Festival — Chinatown being popular for a few weeks before fading back into obscurity, gaudy-yet-endearing lanterns being sold in the heartlands (bootleg Spider-Man is a personal favourite), and companies getting into an unofficial competition to create the most unique mooncakes possible.

We know firsthand that not all of these creations hit the mark (*coughOreoMooncakescough*), but here are five that certainly do:

Milo Dinosaur Snowskin Mooncakes By Fullerton Hotel

Unique Mooncakes
(Image Credit: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore)

Milo has become so ubiquitous that you can find it in everything from energy bars to ice cream these days, and thanks Fullerton Hotel the chocolate-malt drink has now been immortalised in mooncake form as well.

Wrapped in a soft snowskin exterior (because if you’re going to appeal to the millennials, you might as well go all the way), the filling is comprised of milk lotus seed paste, along with a generous serving of milo “pops” for a little bit of crunch.

We’re not sure where where the “dinosaur” part is, though. Not sprinkling milo powder on these is certainly a missed opportunity, but when it comes to mixing one of our favourite drinks into a traditional snack, we’ll take what we can get.

The Fullerton Hotel Milo Dinosaur Snowskin Mooncakes
$61 For a Premium Box of 4, $73 For a Classic Box of 4


Acai Berry and Chia Seeds Snow Skin Mooncake by Raffles Hotel Singapore

Unique Mooncakes
(Image Credit: Raffles Hotel Singapore)

Acai Bowls have become the new health hotness over the past year, and with the Mid-Autumn Festival rolling around it was only a matter of time before someone made a mooncake version of this superfood.

That “someone” appears to be none other than Raffles Hotel Singapore, who have a track record of releasing unique flavours like Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Feuilletine (2016) and Strawberry Yoghurt and Crunchy White Chocolate (2017). Their latest Acai Berry and Chia Seeds Snow Skin Mooncake might be their healthiest yet, said to be full of anti-oxidants, calcium and vitamin A.

The health factor is turned all the way up to eleven with the inclusion of organic chia seeds and Greek yoghurt, which add even more nutrients that your body probably needs. If you want to indulge in the festivities and feel a little less guilty about it, then these are the ones to get.

Raffles Hotel Singapore Acai Berry and Chia Seeds Snow Skin Mooncake
$72 For a Box of 8


Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncakes by Golden Moments

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There are two types of people in this world: people who love durian, and people who don’t.

For the former, these Signature Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Mooncakes by Golden Moments are probably as close as they’ll get to the perfect mooncake. According to their website, the filling consists of nothing but the “purest of luscious Mao Shan Wang durian”, making it more akin to an extremely atas cream puff a than a mooncake (not that we’re complaining, though).

Aesthetics wise, these babies are instagrammable AF too — the use of bamboo charcoal snowskin (which is supposedly healthier) gives it a stylish black exterior, and it’s also sprinkled with edible friggin’ gold for that extra touch of class.

Golden Moments Signature Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Mooncakes
$98.80 For a Box of 4


Prestige Collection by Bakerzin

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(Image Credit: Bakerzin)

“You know what’s missing in a mooncake? alcohol”. If that very specific thought has ever crossed your booze-loving mind, then Bakerzin’s Prestige Collection has got you covered.

Whether you’re a fan of the strong stuff or just want a hint of liqueur in your mid-autumn bites, this long-running set has it all — the collection’s four flavours range from Apple Vodka to Butterscotch Baileys, all of which are wrapped in a pastel snowskin exterior.

Each mooncake is also infused with white chocolate truffle ganache, so you don’t have to worry about wincing every time you take a bite (even the biggest of alcoholics have to admit that that don’t drink alcohol for the bitter taste). Throw some lotus seed paste into the mix, and you’ve hit pretty much every point on the flavour spectrum.

Bakerzin Prestige Collection
$47.66 For a Box of 8


Snowskin Collection by Caffe Pralet

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Caffe Pralet are probably best known for their Rice Bowls and Chilli Crab Cheese Fries, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a mean mooncake too.

Or should we say mooncakes? With flavours like Red Velvet, Butterscotch and Yuzu Coconut White Chocolate, we’re having a hard time picking a favourite out of their eight flavours. There’s not a trace of lotus seed paste to be found either, instead replacing the filling with modern palate pleasers like cream cheese and crushed cookies.

And did we mention how #aesthetic these bite-sized beauties are? From the gold shine of the Signature Pralet to the ombre effect of the Lychee Rose, we wouldn’t have eaten them if they didn’t taste so damn good.

$54.80 For a Box of 8
Call 6223 5595 or WhatsApp 8318 0698 to Order

Crispy Skin Mooncakes by Garden Pastry

Unique Mooncakes
(Image Credit: Garden Pastry & Cake Pte Ltd)

What makes a mooncake, exactly? Well, the folks at Garden Pastry certainly don’t think it’s the skin, because they’ve completely thrown that out the window for their signature Crispy Skin Mooncakes.

Resembling more of a Tau Sar Piah than a mooncake, this unique take completely flips the mooncake-eating experience on its head — rather than your teeth slowly sinking into the skin, the flaky exterior creates a satisfying crunch that’s as messy as it is delicious.

Most of the items in the collection include a sweet yam filling, but the collection also includes D24 Durian and vegetarian variants as well. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you might also want to try out the Mini Cheesrispy Lotus With Yolk, which throws parmesan and cheddar cheese into the mix.

Garden Pastry Crispy Skin Pure Yam Mooncakes
$48 For A Box of 4


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(Header Image Credit: Golden Moments)