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It’s hard to keep track of the grow­ing ar­ray of moon­cakes of­fered this sea­son. Here are the ones which made the cut.

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The St Regis Sin­ga­pore’s Re­duced Sugar White Lo­tus Paste with Macadamia Nuts Baked Moon­cake ($75 for box of four) will sa­ti­ate the health-con­scious. Purists will pre­fer the clas­sic Baked Moon­cake with White Lo­tus Paste and Sin­gle Yolk ($79 for box of four). The pop­u­lar White Lo­tus Paste with As­sorted Nuts and Yun­nan Ham Baked Moon­cake ($82 for box of four) is a lovely com­bi­na­tion of sweet and savoury flavours. Level 1U, Yan Ting, 29 Tan­glin Road. Tel: 6506 6852

Peach Blos­soms at Ma­rina Man­darin of­fers a new moon­cake flavour that you won’t be able to say no to. The White Lo­tus Paste and Char­coal Black Sesame Paste with Pine Nuts Moon­cake ($68.80 for four) is one. Com­bin­ing white lo­tus and black sesame paste, the baked treat is fur­ther el­e­vated with added tex­ture from the crushed pine nuts. Al­ter­na­tively, go for the sig­na­ture Char­coal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds Moon­cake ($68.80 for four). Level 5, Peach Blos­soms, 6 Raf­fles Boule­vard. Tel: 6845 1118

Jan­ice Wong Sin­ga­pore’s lux­u­ri­ous snowskin moon­cakes are a favourite with the sweet-toothed. The moon­cakes ($58 for box of nine)are wrapped in house-made snow skin, sealed in choco­late, then hand-painted. This year, there are nine unique flavours – Salted Bak Kwa Lo­tus Paste, Yuzu Can­died Or­ange Lo­tus Paste, Date Man­darin, Marc De Cham­pagne Match, Oo­long Date, Jas­mine Matcha, Snow Skin Matcha Cus­tard, Black Sesame and Salted Egg Lo­tus Paste. It’s a treat for your taste buds. #B1-k28, Paragon, 290 Or­chard Road. Tel: 9233 7547

Si Chuan Dou Hua’s gor­geous new moon­cake pack­ag­ing takes cen­ter stage this year. The pretty box ($108/box with four moon­cakes) comes with sun­shine yel­low, turquoise blue and light pink cov­ers, and fea­tures lovely pink pe­ony flower prints and gold rimmed rib­bons se­cured by a Chi­nese coin. For the health­con­scious, go for the low-sugar ver­sion, sprin­kled with gold dust – Char­coal White Lo­tus Seed Paste Macadamia Nuts Moon­cake ($60 for four). sichuan­douhua.com

Bring good luck to your Mid-au­tumn fes­tiv­i­ties with Peach Gar­den’s lim­ited edi­tion Golden Moon­cakes (U.P $67.03; $48.26 for Union­pay In­ter­na­tional Card­hold­ers), as cus­tomers get a chance to win up to $16,000 in prizes. Housed in­side each box of four moon­cakes, which in­cludes the Pre­mium Sun-dried Lon­gan In­fused with Red Tea Paste and Pre­mium Black Dates with Melon Seed Paste in a stun­ning shade of gold, is a Union­pay Sur­prise Card. Prizes in­clude Union­pay Pre­paid Cards con­tain­ing $8,888 and $888 as well as Peach Gar­den Din­ing Vouch­ers worth $20. It is avail­able ex­clu­sively online till 24 Septem­ber with three pack­ag­ing op­tions: a trea­sure chest, LED mir­rored glass box or a re­us­able tote bag. peach­gar­de­neshop.com

Carl­ton Ho­tel Sin­ga­pore presents scrump­tious mini snowskin moon­cakes in both old and new flavours. The gula Melaka moon­cake ($63 for box of eight) comes with a gen­er­ous serv­ing of gula Melaka en­velop­ing a crunchy white choco­late ball. The Tuxedo moon­cake ($62 for box of eight), filled with a rich Val­rhona choco­late sponge cake, crunchy choco­late balls and light cream, is a sharp con­trast of sweet and salty. There’s also the pop­u­lar Mao Shan Wang Durian snowskin ($68 for box of eight). Think lus­cious durian pulp en­cased in a pil­low-light snowskin.

76 Bras Basah Road. Tel: 6332 8891

When it comes to the creme de la creme of pas­tries in Sin­ga­pore, Mad About Su­cre hits the right spot with its baked moon­cake col­lec­tion ($88 for box of six). The in­ven­tive flavours in­clude Es­presso Cof­fee with Or­ganic Hazel­nut and Cam­bo­dia White Lo­tus Seed; Jas­mine with French Wild French Rose, Al­mond & Cam­bo­dia White Lo­tus Seed; and Cam­bo­dian White Lo­tus Seed with Home­cured Salted Egg Yolk and Sum­mer Melon Seed. The moon­cakes come packed in chic gift boxes. 27 Teo Hong Road. Tel: 6221 3969 En­joy The Mar­malade Pantry’s new lim­ited edi­tion snowskin moon­cake col­lec­tions: the Sweet Se­crets box ($58) in­cludes Black Sesame Gula Melaka and Honey­dew with Choco­late; and the Cock­tail col­lec­tion ($67) fea­tures treats like tangy Yuzu Sake and Straw­berry Vodka with a truf­fle core filled with vodka and in­fused straw­berry. or­der.the­mar­malade­pantry.com.sg

Fan of Amer­i­can whiskey? Re­gent Sin­ga­pore’s newly launched cre­ations will pique your palate. Redo­lent with the fra­grance of rye whiskey, the Bar­rel-aged Saz­erac 6-year-old Rye with Cof­fee and Choco­late Snow Skin Moon­cake ($73 for eight) houses a cof­fee and choco­late paste that is en­hanced with the nutty notes from the whiskey. The snow skin is also not too thick — just sub­stan­tial enough to hold the paste together well. Also, check out the Bar­rel-aged La Louisiane Cock­tail with Yuzu and Green Bean Paste Moon­cake ($73 for eight), their take on the clas­sic New Or­leans cock­tail. The paste is packed with or­ange and yuzu for a sweet cit­rusy tinge. 1 Cus­ca­den Road. Tel: 6725 3239

St. Regis Sin­ga­pore Si Chuan Dou Hua

Jan­ice Wong Sin­ga­pore

Re­gent Sin­ga­pore

Peach Gar­den

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