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Singapore Mooncake Cheatsheet 2017

How much are you paying for your mooncakes this year?

 

The Mid-Autumn Festival is once again approaching. In fact, the familiar sights of crowded mooncake booths and free food sampling might have already started at some of the shopping mall atriums.

For those who are curious about the mooncake prices this year, we have compiled a handy list for you to refer before deciding which mooncake retailer to get from. Whether you are getting it for personal consumption or as a gift to family and friends, you can now pre-order them online and opt either for self-collection or through delivery with a nominal fee.

Pricelist for White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk Mooncake

On average, a single egg yolk mooncake costs above $60 per box this year. With the cheapest offered by Intercontinental Singapore at a promotional rate of $48.45 on their website.

Hotel / Restaurant No. of Mooncakes in a Box Price (Inclusive of GST)
Carlton Hotel Singapore by Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant 4 $70.60
Pan Pacific Singapore 4 $72.80
Yan Ting Restaurant 4 $76+
Marriott Singapore 4 $68
Mandarin Orchard 4 $72
Imperial Treasure Restaurant 4 $56
Holiday Inn 4 $60
Goodwood Park 4 $66
Grand Hyatt 4 $69
Raffles Hotel 4 $72
The Fullerton Hotel 4 $62
Intercontinental Singapore 4 $68 $48.45

Pricelist for White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk Mooncake

For certain retailers like Goodwood hotel and Grand Hyatt , the price between double egg yolk mooncake and single egg yolk mooncake are kept the same, making consumers decide based on their taste bud and not worry about the price.

Hotel / Restaurant No. of Mooncakes in a Box Price (Inclusive of GST)
Carlton Hotel Singapore 4 $72.75
Pan Pacific Singapore 4 $77.05
Yan Ting Restaurant 4 $79+
Ritz-Carlton Singapore 4 $78
Marriott Singapore 4 $72
Mandarin Orchard 4 $74
Imperial Treasure Restaurant 4 $58
Holiday Inn 4 $64
Goodwood Park 4 $66
Grand Hyatt 4 $69
The Fullerton Hotel 4 $65
Intercontinental Singapore 4 $72 $51.30

 

Pricelist for Durian Mooncakes

With so many different varieties of snowskin mooncakes in the market, we decided to focus on the all-time favourites, the Durian mooncakes. The cheapest durian mooncake amongst our 12 shortlisted hotel and restaurant retailers is Holiday Inn’s at $58 per box of eight.

Hotel / Restaurant Mooncake No. of Mooncakes in a Box Price (Inclusive of GST)
Carlton Hotel Singapore Mini “Mao Shan Wang” Durian Snowskin 8 $72.75
Yan Ting Restaurant Pure “Mao Shen Wang” Durian Indulgence Snow Skin Mooncake 8 $118+
The Ritz-Carlton Singapore Mini Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian 8 $78
Marriott Singapore Pure “Mao Shan Wang” Permium Grade Durian 8 $73
Holiday Inn Peranakan Durian Snowskin (Large) 4 $68
Holiday Inn Mini Peranakan Durian Snowskin 6 $58
Goodwood Park ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Snowskin 4 $80

How Much Would You Spend On Mooncakes This Year?      

With these pricelists,  you are now equipped to set your budget for your purchases this year. Understanding the cost of traditional mooncakes as a comparison will also be useful for you to make the most informed decision.

Ultimately, regardless of the cost or flavour of mooncakes you end up getting, it is the priceless time you spend together with your loved ones that matters the most.

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