Rating: 4/10

Price: RM88/set (early bird price till 31st August), RM98/set (normal price), RM78/set for min 25 boxes (corporate order)

Will we order again: No, unless maybe for corporate gift

This is Valen’s Patisserie’s “Illuminating Beauty” chocolate mooncake collection for the mid-autumn festival. Butterflies are their design inspiration as symbols intricacy and delicateness.

The Illuminating Beauty Mooncake Collection is available in 4 flavours.

Yuzu Jasmine: The yuzu’s sour taste cuts through the sweetness of the choc and balances it well. The jasmine is very faint though so we didn’t catch it immediately. This combo of flavours work only if you eat a chunk with each of the elements together.

The Yuzu Jasmine chocolate mooncake.

Matcha Sakura: Visually, we appreciated how it looked after cutting. This turned out to be the favourite among the 4, even despite not being able to taste the sakura much. The matcha ganache is not too sweet either and is thick and rich. We have someone who isn’t even a fan of matcha and she surprisingly found this one to be very pleasant.

The Matcha Sakura chocolate mooncake.

Hazelnut Praline: This is a very common combination and feuilletine is frequently used in such a combo too, so we had high hopes. Although the flavour was alright, unfortunately we were let down by the texture, the feuilletine’s usual crunchy texture was drowned out by the thick dark choc layer and the mooncake’s outer shell too.

The Hazelnut Praline chocolate mooncake.

Earl Grey: We are huge fans of earl grey and its fragrant bergamot taste; unfortunately this mooncake did not have those strong familiar floral notes. It was mostly chocolatey and the ganache taste and texture was hard to differentiate from the dark choc outer layer.

The Earl Grey chocolate mooncake.

Overall thoughts: The outer chocolate shell of all the mooncakes is rather thick. So there’s some effort required to get through it and actually taste the filling, and not get overpowered by the dark choc.

Everything was mostly just very chocolatey with some faintly added flavours. The price however is a tad high given the mooncake’s size, and we feel you’re paying a premium also for the packaging and presentation. But they did look very pretty and cute, corporate clients will probably appreciate the gesture and thoughtfulness.

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