This pandemic has taught me one thing – you don’t have to travel out of the country to enjoy the finest things in life. The best part about ‘being stuck in Singapore’ is being able to feast on the variety of good food we have. Even for the upcoming mid-autumn festival, we have no lack of good mooncakes. Every year, F&B businesses gets even more creative and innovative with launching new mooncakes.
This year, Aroma Truffle & Co., a local gourmet artisanal snack company (which is well-known in Singapore for their Truffle potato chips), is offering the two unique variants of the snowskin mooncakes which will send you straight to the moon.
In Singapore, Durians are treated like Caviar and foie gras of the East. This king of all fruits adds a luxurious touch to any desserts or dishes. As such, Durian mooncakes are regarded as premium mooncakes in Singapore. Above all, are there any other mooncakes more premium than this?
Look no further, the answer is right below.
Musang King Durian Truffle-infused Snowskin Mooncakes
This box of Durian mooncakes you see below might be one of the most exquisite Durian mooncakes found in Singapore. They not only have the finest Italian Black Winter Truffles infused them but they are also dusted with edible gold gust. In addition, they are stuffed with the best durian variety – Musang King or Mao Shang Wang.
When Aroma Truffle & Co. first introduced their version of Truffle mooncakes last year, they sold more than 20,000 mooncakes with the Truffle Durian mooncakes being the most popular product.
Thus, this year, they are bringing back their signature Black Charcoal Musang King Mooncake. To add a pop of colour, they are also introducing the Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake is bright blue in colour.
Black Charcoal Musang King Mooncake
The Black Charcoal Musang King Mooncake are exquisitely made and generously filled with 100% pure Musang King Durian originating from Raub, Pahang. Encapsulating the rich filling is a 100% natural black charcoal snowskin infused with premium Black Winter Truffle from Spoleto, Italy.
It’s probably the most lavish mooncakes I’ve ever tasted in my life. The mooncake is about 7.5 cm wide in diameter and the moment I took it right out of the box, I could smell a hint of truffles.
After taking out of the freezer and letting it thaw for about 5 minutes, I took my first golden bite. The black charcoal snowskin tastes soft and chewy. The true burst of flavours come straight from the pure creamy Musang King filling which has a strong bittersweet taste. Essentially, it is no different from eating the actual durian flesh from the fruit itself.
Strangely, the truffle flavour only comes about as an after-taste. The flavours complement each other perfectly.
Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake
There aren’t many naturally blue-coloured foods on earth so this Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake is truly Instagram-worthy. Its beautiful hue is extracted from the natural colour of the Butterfly Blue Pea flower.
I could hardly taste the hint of the flower as the combination of durian and truffle flavours are simply too strong. In fact, I find that the truffle flavour is a little too overpowering in the Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake.
Like the black charcoal version, the mooncake is stuffed with the similar rich and creamy durian fillings.
In short, should you get the black or blue ones?
I personally prefer the Black Charcoal Musang King Mooncake because the flavours are well-balanced. But if you are feeling adventurous, go for the Butterfly Pea Musang King Mooncake.
The mooncakes come in a box of 4. You can choose four mooncakes of the same flavour or two of each flavour in a box.
Where to purchase?
The mooncakes are priced at the following (before 15 September 2020):
Regular Bundle (Box of 4 mooncakes) – $78
Fortune Bundle (Box of 4 mooncakes) and 2 bags of Truffle Chips – $88
Harmony Bundle (Box of 4 mooncakes) and 4 bags of Truffle chips – $98
The mooncakes can be purchased online at https://aromatruffle.com. There are also available at all Aroma Truffle outlets (Jewel Changi Airport, Plaza Singapura, Bugis+, Chinatown Point and Westgate).