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Oreo Mooncakes Are Here To Be The Crème Of The Mid-Autumn Festive Crop
By Mikelle Leow, 06 Aug 2018
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In Asia, Oreo isn’t just a cookie anymore, it’s now also a sweet treat served on special occasions.
Shoppers at supermarkets in Thailand have spotted boxes of Oreo mooncakes ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on 24 September this year.
For the uninitiated, the Mid-Autumn Festival is observed mainly in parts of Asia to celebrate the full moon. The mooncake, which is the festival’s quintessential food item, is traditionally baked and often comes with a sweet, dense filling like lotus seed paste. It’s also often paired with hot Chinese tea.
Oreo’s modernized versions are suitably stamped with its logo, and arrive in four flavors in place of the classic lotus seed paste: ‘Brownie Chocolate’; ‘Double Chocolate with Milk’; ‘Strawberry Jam’; ‘Custard Pineapple’.
As it turns out, while these mooncakes are new in Thailand, they actually debuted in China and Vietnam back in 2017 for a short while. It looks like these cakes will get more accessible in time.
At present, the only known places to get your hands on these desserts are in Tops supermarkets in Thailand. The real question is: can these mooncakes pass the famous Oreo dunking test with tea?
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