Eat these, you must: Star Wars-themed mooncakes – CNET
Jedi training can be hard work. But perhaps Luke Skywalker’s gruelling sessions with Yoda would have gone more easily if he’d had something more tasty to snack on between rounds with the lightsaber.
It’s become tradition in Asia to send delicious pastries called mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival takes place during the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar, especially in predominantly Chinese areas. And while mooncakes normally look like this, these mooncakes made by Hong Kong bakery Mei Xin are the best looking ones I’ve seen so far.
Admittedly, as a massive Star Wars fan, I’m biased, but the gorgeous Darth Vader and Stormtrooper-themed packages really help seal the deal. The mooncakes come in two flavors: Vader tastes like lava chocolate while the Stormtrooper mooncakes are filled with egg custard. Each box contains four mooncakes and a set of two costs around S$104. Sadly these treats aren’t available internationally, but the price converts to about $75, £60 or AU$100.
Check out the image gallery below for a more in-depth look at the beautiful boxes. For some reason, the Stormtrooper box is supposedly meant for the rebels. A R2-D2 box may have been a better choice, logically.
Legend has it that mooncakes were used to sneakily pass messages in a successful uprising during the Yuan Dynasty in China. The grateful new ruler then handed out mooncakes on the anniversary, and they’ve been eaten during the annual festival ever since.