Baker Cottage have already commenced sales of their mooncakes for 2018 very easy this year. In fact, I have seen the banner below being displayed at a Baker’s Cottage outlet since few weeks ago:
They have the following:
Package A: Pure Lotus + Red Bean = RM23.90 (normal price RM31.80)
Package B: Red Bean + Pandan Lotus = RM23.90 (normal price RM31.80)
Package C: Prevous Black + Low Sugar White Lotus = RM27.90 (normal price RM38.40)
Package D: Mixed Nuts + Pure Lotus = RM27.90 (normal price RM37.60)
Actually the full moon each year falls on 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. 13 July 2018 is actually the first day of the 6th lunar month. Now mooncake sales have started very early.
This brought back some memories….
When I was young, we do not have factory produced mooncakes. My mom used to buy from Seng Kee which is an old shoplot lcoated opposite Kotaraya (the shop right opposite Tong Woh). Each year, production of the mooncake would be in house within the old restaurant itself and they will start after the Hungry Ghost festival which is the 14th day of the 7th calendar month. If I remember correctly, they actually employ expert makers from China to come for about a month to make the mooncakes. And the mooncakes those days were not halal as they would put lard in it.
Nevertheless… mooncakes are something that is loved by all races. Everyone get to enjoy mooncakes now that the mooncakes are mostly halal. In a way it is good that sales begin early so that those who love mooncakes are able to buy them for consumption earlier.