Just another manic mooncake, or are you being mindful about your cake’s caloric intake this Mid-Autumn Festival? Traditionally laden with lard and sugar, the much-maligned mooncake gets a healthy makeover with gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan options for all!
This year, The Cakery is partnering up with sustainable Chinese restaurant John Anthony to create four different mooncake flavours, each bursting with health-boosting ingredients. Think black and white sesame; mango, ginger and turmeric; dark chocolate and Sichuan pepper; and rose and mixed berries. Free from gluten, egg, dairy and refined sugar, they ring in at roughly 40 percent fewer calories compared to traditional mooncakes. Costs $398 for four, or $88 each. Pre-order essential.
Shop 303, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 6683-3833. thecakeryhk.com
Using chia seeds as the key ingredient, Supernutri has created a lineup of mooncakes that look as good as they taste. Low in sugar, oil and free from artificial colours, flavours in the box of six include matcha and red bean; rose and pine nut; almond and purple yam; oat and pecan; or osmanthus and black sesame. Buy vouchers from various outlets, including Mira Place, Sogo and HKTVMall.
Redemption counter: Mira Place, L/2 Mira Bridge, 118-130 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. shorturl.at/zILRV
Catering for allergy sufferers is FoodCraft’s mission, and with their gluten-, cholesterol-, trans fat- and sugar-free vegan mooncakes, everyone can get in on the fun. These cakes come in an adorable gift set that combines matcha and chocolate cookie dough and black sesame mooncakes with healthy golden latte, cinnamon rose and blue sage and lavender teas. The set costs $288 and comes in eco-friendly packaging for extra green points. Place your order by September 6; delivery will be made on September 11-12.
New for 2019, Green Common has partnered up with Patisserie La Lune to create a vegan custard mooncake. The secret ingredient? ForaFaba Butter, a vegan butter made from chickpea water and vegetable oils. These morsels contain 25 percent less fat, 8 percent fewer calories, and 11 percent less sugar than traditional mooncakes, and are also free from cholesterol and trans fats. A set of four costs $218. Love Green Common’s ever-popular blueberry and mixed nut mooncake? Fear not: they’re also available at $258 for four.
Available at Green Common outlets citywide. greencommon.com