With the mid-Autumn festival coming up on September 19, we corralled some of the most mouth-watering moon cake options still available about town, including selections from Starbucks and McDonald’s!
1. Haagen Daz kicks off the countdown with six gift boxes ranging from the for the Petite Collection (238RMB for five) to the Legendary Collection (798RMB for six). Different boxes contain different flavors, but we recommend the Crispy Collection with Wild Berry, Vanilla and Toffee. They’re only available until early September so hurry on down.
Full list of locations here.
2. Ever try a McMooncake? That’s right, McDonald’s outlets in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, are offering gift sets with unique flavors such as Mocha Orange, Assam Tea, Hazelnut Latte, and more. Fortunately, there aren’t any Big Mac or Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese flavors. If you live in the aforementioned cities you’ll be able to buy McCafe Moon Cake Gift coupons to be converted to the specified store you purchased them at. Customers can also buy coupons online at the Tmall here.
3. If live in Hong Kong and ordered Hong Kong lifestyle brand G.O.D.’s special cakes modeled after naked butts at this site, don’t forget to pick them up between September 9-19 at your specified location.
4. Those who really want to go off the ‘eaten’ track can go for Little Sugar’s durian cupcakes! These pungent pastries run you 60RMB for a box of four and you must reserve through Weixin and pickup at a specified Pudong location. Instructions and Weixin code here. Tomorrow is the last day for pre-ordering!
5. No Mid-autumn Festival would be complete without Starbucks moon cakes! Until September 19th you can pick up a choice of two gift boxes (four mooncakes for 428RMB, and six for 298RMB) filled with randomly-assigned flavors like Sea Salt Caramel Mocha, Wild Berries and Cheese, and Cranberry White Chocolate. No mocha drip ones with an inch of room at the top, however.
Check out Taobao for more moon cake gift sets!
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].
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