The mid-autumn festival is just around the corner and if you’re planning to get your hands on some premium mooncakes, but unsure of how to find them, fret not! Instead of scouring the web in search of mooncakes that embodies tradition and have a twist of modernity to them, look no further as Starbucks is here to save the day.
This year, in celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and the unveiling of the first iteration of its collaboration with local designer, Christy Ng, Starbucks is presenting its fans with its artfully designed exclusive mooncake sets. This mooncake set is bound to bring joy and happiness to your friends and family despite the long-distance contributed by the pandemic.
To add some festive cheer, each exclusive mooncake set features 2 types of distinctly designed mini-tote bags by Christy Ng — in both burgundy red and midnight blue! These intricately designed tote bags was inspired by the ancient folklore of the festival but with a modern-day twist.
In short, this tote bag has a story of its own, dating centuries back in the form of the Crane fetching Chang’e, the prevailing protagonist of the Mid-Autumn festival, an Osmanthus flower from earth to quell her nostalgia of family and home as she sits far away on the moon.
This has heavy symbolism to the current scenario where loved ones have to be apart for a long time due to travel restrictions. The Starbucks® x Christy Ng Exclusive Mooncake Set in Burgundy Red and the Starbucks® x Christy Ng Limited Edition Mooncake Set in Midnight Blue serves as a strong reminder that no matter the distance, the love and bond between families and friends stay unscathed.
Similar to Chang’e, families can now extend their love and gratitude for their loved ones through these specially designed mooncake sets to each other even while apart.
Delving deeper into the colourways available Starbucks® x Christy Ng Exclusive Mooncake Set, namely burgundy red and midnight blue (limited edition), each of these colours have a deep meaning entrenched within it. Here’s a brief summary of each set:
Starbucks® x Christy Ng Mooncake Set in Midnight Blue (Limited Edition)
Arriving graciously in the shade of regal blue, the colour represents the element of wood in Chinese culture, as well as immortality and advancement in life. Embellished with golden coloured trimmings, the tote bag is set to unveil the inner royalty of its user. Remaining sophisticated while functional, the tote bag is packed together with a sling and a tumbler holder, to keep your water bottle safe and secured. Add in a sense of personalised luxury by customising your name on the bag, made complimentary only for this colourway. This set comes with two complimentary beverage vouchers for you to enjoy with your loved ones.
Starbucks® x Christy Ng Exclusive Mooncake Set in Burgundy Red
Coming in a bold shade of burgundy red, the colour symbolises luck, joy and happiness in Chinese culture. Decorated with a gold finishing, the majestic colour adds a sense of empowerment and prosperity to the design. The tote bag also comes together with a sling and a tumbler holder, adding versatility to its functionality. Make it fully and truly yours by personalising it with your own name on the bag. This set comes with one complimentary beverage voucher and one buy-one-free-one beverage for you to enjoy with your loved ones.
Now, for the best part — the mooncake flavours! Starbuck’s mooncake collection comes with a delectable set of 4 new flavours that would satisfy your tastebuds. Some of the mooncake flavours seem to be inspired by the beverages in Starbucks, itself and it would be an exciting experience to taste the solid version of those beverages. These four flavours include caramel macchiato, matcha adzuki, lotus salted egg and chocolate hazelnut praline.
Clearly, this would be a perfect fusion of traditional flavours with a modern twist. Here’s a brief overview of the burst of flavours each mooncake would bring forth:
Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Mooncake
This Starbucks coffee mooncake is encrusted with coffee lotus and soft caramel lava filling, that gives you a scrumptious experience. This mooncake is inspired by a signature Starbucks beverage, the Caramel Macchiato.
Starbucks Matcha Adzuki Mooncake
This Starbucks green tea mooncake is encrusted with green tea lotus and filled with adzuki lava. A perfect combination that gives you an enjoyable and satisfying flavour.
Starbucks Lotus Salted Egg Mooncake
A classic mooncake flavour with lotus and salted egg lava filling, complete with a Starbucks Siren logo that gives a luxurious taste in every bite.
Starbucks Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Mooncake
This Starbucks chocolate mooncake is encrusted with chocolate lotus and hazelnut lava filling that will certainly make you go nuts for it!
Well, that’s not all! To give the mid-autumn festival a warm welcome, Starbucks is also introducing a collection of tumblers, water bottles and mugs in an ode to the festivities! Hence, the birth of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Collection — a celebration of the season of a reunion featuring floppy bunnies searching the dreamy constellations under a starry night.
The bunnies are definitely a cheeky addition to the collection, especially with the illustration of a story, showcasing the adventures of the bunnies as they attempt to reach for the skies and it ends with the bunnies resting on the moon. How cute is that?
This collection also features assorted serveware focused on shapes, colours and treatment to mirror starry scenes for more design options. This collection which consists of Starbucks® Water Bottle 20oz Reach the Sky, Starbucks® Tumbler 16oz Bunny in the Moon, Starbucks® Cold Cup 24oz Stargazing Bunny and Starbucks® Stainless Steel Tumbler 16oz Stargazing Bunny could be purchased from as low as RM75.
From 20th August onwards, get ready to devour in these exceptional mooncakes from your nearest Starbucks outlet! Oh, and don’t forget to grab your very own Twinkle Twinkle Little Star collection. For more information, please visit the Starbucks Malaysia website at www.starbucks.com.my.