My first example is this low-effort ice cream "mooncake" from Dairy Queen. It's just chocolate ice cream with a chocolate shell vaguely shaped and decorated like a mooncake. However, it does taste better than an actual mooncake.
Godiva had a step of from this with a box of chocolates with mooncake shapes. Again, these are still just their normal chocolates with a mooncake theme, but Godiva is always going to be a step up on DQ.
|Yep, it's a Godiva chocolate.|
|This is the deluxe set.|
Not being a fan of coffee per se, I decided to go for one of the caramel ones. The craftsmanship on this is great. Most modern mooncakes are stamped with a really nice pattern (as opposed to just some coloring on your chocolate shell) and Starbucks really delivers here with a nicely done mermaid.
|Starbucks took this one seriously.|
If you are familiar with mooncakes, the texture here was spot on, only flavored like caramel and with no egg inside so I actually liked it more. Still a drier pastry than I prefer, but for a traditionalist (who can accept some camp and some caramel flavor) it's pretty solid. Happy late Moon Festival, everybody!