Tropical Series from Kele Rollcakes

Being part of Gen Z, I’ve never been too particular about sticking to traditions. In fact, I’ve always found traditions, more often than not, redundant and perhaps even regressive at times. However, one of the few traditions that I do stick to is sharing a sweet, rich traditional mooncake with my family on the night of Mid-Autumn Festival. Snowskin mooncakes, while boasting its array of innovative flavours, are hard to grab my attention. But of course, there are exceptions.

Kele is renowned for their Japanese roll cakes that are blessed with natural ingredients and innovative flavours. So naturally, these traits are passed down to their latest endeavour of Snow Skin Mooncakes.

Tropical Series from Kele Rollcakes

Their impressive repertoire is categorized into the Tropical, Booze and Durian series, with 9 flavours in total.

Tropical:

  • Avocado Macadamia
  • Pink Guava Ume
  • Sudachi Caramel
  • Mango

Booze:

  • Lychee Martini
  • Passionfruit Cognac
  • Yuzu Champagne
  • Raspberry Whisky

Durian

  • Mao Shan Wang

Our Review

You can either get a set of 8 from the same series or opt for their combination series to get the best of both worlds (more information can be found in Kele’s online shop). We got the Boozy Tropicals (S$70) which featured every flavour in the Tropical and Booze series.

Previously I mentioned how I’m not a big fan of snow skin mooncakes and a very big part of that is that The alcohol ones do fare better in general but even then, they’re levels beneath the ones from Kele.

To comment on the genuine flavours of Kele’s mooncakes would be redundant. Every product from Kele is all-natural and it shows; end of story. Summarizing the review with the word ‘delicate’ would be more apt, I concur.

I was really looking forward to the Avocado Macadamia which harmonious pairing of grassy and nutty shone through in the rollcakes we’ve tried. And well, this was basically that, but in mooncake form.

The Pink Guava Ume was delightful as well especially given the rarity of guava flavoured desserts. The spark of tang from the Japanese plums emphasized the distinct sweetness of guava fruits.

While the Tropical series was refreshing, the Booze series takes it to the next level. It carries the same refreshing vibes of the Tropical series, but it’s even more tantalizing with the choice of tart fruits like passionfruit and raspberry.

Again, the flavours are delicate. The alcohol doesn’t steal the show, unlike most of the other brands I’ve tried. Those are the wine aunts that reek of cheap supermarket bottles while Kele’s alcoholic core remains light on the palate, allowing for a more nuanced taste of each individual liquor that mingles with the distinct tartness of its accompanying fruit.

From Mooncake box to Miniature Garden

Shoutout to their reusable mooncake boxes which design allows you to turn it into a dessert table and a garden box after. This is part of their collaboration with The Plant Story to promote environmental awareness. A Miniature Garden Workshop is also available till end of March 2022.

Enjoy 25% off their mooncakes with their Earlybird Promotion from 19 August to 6 September with the code <EARLYBIRD25>.

Location: 1 Harbourfront Walk, B2, K10 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: 10am- 10pm

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*This article is written in collaboration with Kele Mooncakes

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