New mooncake flavors launched for Mid-Autumn Fest in Baiyun
With the Mid-Autumn Festival approaching, falling on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, various mooncake companies in Baiyun have launched new flavors.
In addition to traditional flavors such as egg yolk lotus seed paste and five kernels, there have been significant increases in the production and sales of new flavors, such as black truffle, ham, and egg yolk; sea salt cheese latte; and matcha red bean mooncakes.
Baoganglou, located on Baiyun's Shijing Street, was established in 1985 and has its own food processing factory. It produces traditional Cantonese mooncakes.
The ingredients for Baoganglou's five-kernel-flavored mooncakes mainly include walnut kernels, almonds, olive kernels, melon seeds, and sesame seeds, with a proportion of nuts no less than 90 percent. It has always insisted on handmade production, which is why it is a must-have festive gift for many locals during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.
This year, Baoganglou has innovated in mooncake flavors by adding fruit to create new flavors. The new snow skin mooncakes and lava mooncakes cater to the tastes of young people.
Guangzhou Laili Food and an inheritor of Foshan Xingshi Lion Dance jointly created the black truffle, ham, and egg yolk mooncake. The mooncake is shaped like a lion head, and uses very little sugar. This purple creation contains only 0.8 grams of sugar per 100 grams.
The black truffle, ham, and egg yolk mooncake. [Photo/WeChat account: gz_baiyunfabu]
Guangzhou Yangcheng Cake has also innovated some new mooncake flavors this year. They have designed new flavors such as sea salt cheese latte, matcha red bean, and mango smoothie mooncakes.
Baoganglou's five kernel mooncakes. [Photo/WeChat account: gz_baiyunfabu]